The Global Repercussions Of 9 / 11

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Today is September 11th, 2014. The thirteenth anniversary for one of the most horrific events that have ever happened in United States history. An event that took thousands of lives, and affected the entire United States in some kind of way. Thirteen years ago, not only the United States changed, but the World changed. The global repercussions of 9/11 are still being felt today. The attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. can be described as horrific, shocking, confusing and depressing. Tens of thousands of people witnessed it in person, and millions witnessed it through TV, read it in their newspapers, all who were seeking the reasoning behind this. So what happened? At 8:52 AM, a plane that had been hijacked, with ninety-two people being held hostage, hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:03 AM hijackers of another plane holding about 44 people hostage, crashed into the South tower of the World Trade Center. Everyone aboard of both planes was killed, including everyone on the floors that were hit, and all of the floors above the planes. While President Bush was in Florida, he called the events an "apparent terrorist attack on our country". While all of this havoc in New York was going on, another plane crashes into the Pentagon, killing about 59 people on board, and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building. After about an hour, the North tower falls, and eventually the South tower falling…

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