The Events of Septemeber 11th, 2011: 9/11 Essay

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On September 11th, 2001, the Islamic Extremist group, Al-Qaeda, had sent 20 terrorists to hijack three airliner jets to crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth jet was on route to the white house, but it crashed in the fields of Pennsylvania. Over three thousand people were killed during this tragic event. This major world event is referred as 9/11, which resulted in a major crackdown on terrorism. Jennifer Caverly, an 11th grade math teacher, thought 9/11 was a terrifying event ”9/11 was a scary moment in my life. If someone could do that so easily, then I was terrified. I felt unsafe in this country .” She still thinks about 9/11 today. “When I think of a world event, I think about 9/11.” The attacks of September …show more content…

Overall, 9/11 terrorists killed innocent people and breached the security of the United States.

The attacks of September 11th, 2001, took years of planning to execute. Al-Qaeda had been planning an attack on the World Trade Center since 1993. In 1993, terrorists planned to plant bombs under the North Tower. Their plan was to blow the North Tower and crash it into the South Tower. Thier plan was foiled and only a handful of people died. Muslim Extremists have an alien mindset to take away as many lives as possible. They wanted to instill fear. Such terror is very different from the social Revolutionary terrorism of the 20th century. These acts are done in the name of God. The Al-Qaeda network specifically has wanted to destroy the World Trade Center. The attack of 1993 was roughly prepared, while 9/11 was primed and prepared with extreme caution. 4 Arabic men, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, and Hani Hanjour, were hijackers that slammed the jets into their targets. 2 logistics men were on each flight, as well as 5 strongmen. In all, Al-Qaeda caused this terrifying event and succeeded in what they wanted to do.

The aftermath of 9/11 was deadly at the beginning, but once the government got out of shock, they raged war on terrorism It took 99 days, until December 19, 2001, for the fires at Ground Zero to be extinguished. Cleanup at Ground Zero wasn't officially completed until May 30, 2002. It took 3.1 million

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