On September 11, 2001 four passenger commercial jet airliners were hijacked and as a result approximately 3,000 human lives were lost. When asked about 9/11, many can recall exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that a plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings and many Americans can tell you how it all unfolded and the reason behind such a travesty. The “official story” provided by officials, and restated by Sofia Shafquat, producer of “9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions” say that “four passenger planes were hijacked and taken radically off course, within an hour, two of the planes had flown into the enormous steel towers of the World Trade Center, creating fires and eventually toppling them” (Shafquat).
Our country has been through many tragedies and devastations over the years, but nothing could prepare us for the horrific event that took place on September 11, 2001 in New York City. A series of four terrorist attacks by Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda left the world shaken. Everyone helplessly watched
Imagine a cloud of black smoke covering the sky of your hometown or having to make the choice if you should jump to your death out of a skyscraper because if you didn’t, then you would burn alive. Imagine calling your husband while on a plane while knowing that will be the last time you tell him you love him. Imagine the fear you would feel not knowing if your loved ones survived a terrorist attack. This nightmare on an imaginations became a terrible reality for New Yorkers and American citizens. On September 11, 2001, four aircrafts were hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the aircrafts flew into the twin towers in New York City, one aircraft crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth aircraft crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. These terrorist attacks that took place on September 11 resulted in many casualties, an increase in airport security, and the United States invading Afghanistan and the Middle East.
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Roughly 2,753 people were killed on September 11, 2001, by terrorists who overtook commercial airplanes (Jones). The cause of these thousands of deaths were a series of attacks in New York City by an Islamic terrorist group, Al-Qaeda. However, there are still many questions about what actually happened the morning of September 11, 2001. As there are many different conspiracy theories about what happened that day, 9/11 was an attack which began with Al- Qaeda hi-jacking airplanes, but ended with more questions than answers. Many questions still remain about the authenticity of cell phone calls from inside the planes, why air defense was told to “stand down,” and how three buildings imploded as the result of two buildings being struck by airplanes.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security was a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. “The establishment of this organization provided this nation with a real opportunity for making vast improvements within our communities social and economic infrastructures to combat all threats, mainly terrorism” as stated by Bullock, (2013, P. 1). The 9/11 attacks exposed a
A bright, yellow sun smiled down from a picturesque blue sky, as a slight breeze made its way through the maze of skyscrapers in New York City on a cool Tuesday morning. Who could have guessed a morning as benevolent as this could be a source of such inexplicable cruelty? This particular day in September of 2001 would change the world forever. Without warning, an explosion rang out. A puff of black smoke bellowed upward from the north tower of the World Trade Centers. An unpleasant silence ensued. As the bystanders below tried to make sense of what they had just seen, a woman let out a bloodcurdling scream, then another did the same, and then another, until the sounds of the individuals blended together to create one indistinguishable cry of fear.
Figuring out who is or not a terrorist after 9/11 the government agencies cannot agree on the identification of terrorist suspects. Violating the civil liberties to combat terrorism is weakening the law and potentially the failure to the country. The investigation of terrorism the governmental agencies can form a case against that appears to a serious crime. The different type agencies have to label a terrorist and who is not a terrorist. The federal prosecutors are having problems a third of the in federal courts on terrorism offense are not identified as a suspect to terrorism. The government is not sure who should label as a target terroristic activity. The United States are having problems in bringing charges to the suspects in terrorism matters. The government has a difference in opinion how to deal with terrorism that will affect all American. The improper investigations that lead to countless of government fund lost that terrorist are incorrectly being prosecuted in the courts. The investigator are going around in circles targeting the wrong suspect and fail to get apprehend the real terrorist. It’s very to track down terrorist under the limited criteria that the government have t their disposal. In recent year there has been focus on the political debate between the White House and Congress in the civil liberties and suspect terrorist that is on the watch list
Data Mining and the US Government Introduction On the morning of September 11, 2001, millions of Americans, and many more around the world, woke up to heart-wrenching news of a horrific magnitude. Two planes had collided into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third rammed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and yet a fourth crash-landed in Philadelphia. All victims of this carefully planned act of terrorism, several hundreds of innocent lives were lost in the direct assaults on the planes, a couple of thousand more were injured or killed from the damage caused by the attacks, and hundreds more were sacrificed in the rescue attempts. It is unthinkable that such a large scale operation could have been
September 11th 2001 On Sept. 11, 2001, A date that will live in infamy for Americans, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:48 a.m. flight 11 crashed into the north tower. As it continued to burn a second plane flight 175 carrying 65 people
As a native born American citizen, I am blessed. Blessed with freedom of speech, with freedom of religion, and with the ability to pursue happiness. Because of this American privilege, I am grateful, but I am ignorant. America is a great nation, but because we cannot fully comprehend what it
September 11, 2001, millions of New Yorkers and American citizens woke up and started their day, unprepared and unaware for the catastrophic attack that would be taking place in just a few short hours. At 8:46 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. The impact killed all of the passengers and crew as well as hundreds inside the building. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane, Flight 175, crashed into the corner of the South Tower killing passenger, crew, and workers who worked on floors seventy-five to eighty-three. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing approximately 185 individuals (History.com Staff). Because of the damaged to the support system, fires, and impact at extremely fast speed, the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. (Lipton and Glanz). Having heard about the acts of terrorism that had just taken place in New York and Washington, D.C., a group of passengers drove their plane, Flight 93, into a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board but possibly saving hundreds of other lives in the process. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. 102 minutes after being struck (History.com Staff). On September 11, 2001, almost twelve hundred people were wounded or killed by “coordinated suicide attempts” by Al Qaeda terrorists. In result to the four airplanes being hijacked and used for premediated reasons, the United States government instituted new regulations for entering the country and airport security as well as expounded on systems already in place.
September 11, 2001 marked the most horrific day in history for United States of America. The events of this day changed the lives of those residing in America forever. United States was considered somewhat safe, in regards to terrorists’ attacks. However, this all came to a screeching halt when 19 militants known to be a part of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group hijacked four planes for the purpose of destroying targeted areas in the United States. As a result of the deadly attack on the United States, security measures drastically changed. Although, security measures throughout the United States have been in place, extreme caution came into effect. All departments looked at different measures to improve preventing terrorists’ attacks.
Methodology To evaluate the question, how Along with increased security within the United States the NATO council declared that this attack was not only an attack on the U.S., but on all NATO nations. The United States declared a War on Terror to prevent an attack like these from happening again. The United States planned on achieving this by economic and military sanctions on states that are perceived to be involved in terrorist activities. The Taliban government was removed for supporting al-Qaeda. Many countries, such as the United Kingdom, India, Austria, and Pakistan, enforced anti-terrorist legislation after 9/11. The United States Department of Homeland Security was formed. The primary function is to help prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism on the U.S.(York 2001) This is also an important case because it shows counter terrorism methods of not only the United States, but of the country’s allies as well. This is a prime example of allies coming to a nation’s aid in time of need. This case also showed how a country (the U.S.) with strong economic and military power is going to react and how this reaction is going to transform international relations. This case shows strong enforcement of demands on an attack that had many casualties.
The world changed on September 11, 2001 when hijackers from a group called Al-Qaeda sent planes into New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington DC. In total, 3,000 people died, the majority citizens and not all from the United States, but at least 90 countries. Responding to this act was a global "War on Terrorism," which resulted in an invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. Patriot Act, and several civil and social changes in American society. More than anything else, though, U.S. security policy came under intense scrutiny and a new Cabinet Level Department was formed, Homeland Security. Congress also reacted by authorizing the use of military force against any individual, group, or State that participated or had any relation to the 9/11 attacks. The changes made to the American security system because of 9/11 were vast, and affected citizens at home and abroad, with certain groups fearful that civil liberties were now less important than security. In fact, the Patriot Act provides governmental agencies with extraordinary legal means to conduct surveillance from the Internet, emails, telephones, and other communication devices; to search and gather data, perform analysis, and act without a Court warrant if there is a threat present. The technology known as "carnivore" is an example of this. Carnivore sifts through millions of emails and electronic communications to find keywords that might indicate potential terrorist threats. This also allows phones to be