Terrorist Attacks On The United States

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September 11th, 2001, alleged Al-Qaeda members attacked the United States of America with four passenger planes, Boeing 757s. Two planes flew into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, one plane flew into the Pentagon, and the remaining plane was possibly targeting the White House but was unsuccessful. People all over America felt an utter shock and disbelief after this tragic event as people demanded answers. After the terrorist attacks, a portion of Americans started to believe in conspiracies proving the government was behind it all. To add, Americans also believed that the U.S. government knew in advance of the terrorist attacks on September 11th due to the time between the attacks and the Bush administration’s attempt to investigate, the National Security Association’s lack of investigation of suspicious phone calls, and the odd “collapse” of World Trade Center Seven. However, the government tried to counter attack with the points that Al Qaeda was behind the attacks on September 11th, Khalid Mohammed was the mastermind behind September 11th, and that debris hit World Trade Center Seven. After the tragedy, the U.S. government believed that Al-Qaeda hijacked the planes used in the attacks. During investigations after the attacks, the FBI found a copy of the Koran-the holy book of Islam-and pilot manuals in a hijacker’s car at the Logan International Airport in Boston prior to the attacks. The FBI then traced down the hijackers to
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