It began on September 11, 2001, just before 9:00 am, The skies were clear, blue and the temperature was around a perfect 80 degrees. Five hijackers boarded American Airlines Flight 11 heading for Los Angeles, Ca. They crashed Flight 11 into the north side of World Trade Center Tower 1. A few minutes later from the same airport, Logan International airport, five hijackers boarded United Airlines Flight 175 heading toward Los Angeles, Ca also. The hijackers crashed Flight 175 into World Trade Center Tower 2. At about the same time from Washington Dulles International airport, five hijackers boarded American Airlines Flight 77 heading to Los Angeles, Ca. and it was crashed into the Pentagon. Thirty minutes after Flight 77 leaves Washington Dulles, four hijackers boarded United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark International airport to San Francisco, Ca. The four hijackers crashed near Shanksville, Pa. after the passengers fought the hijackers. Experts suggested that Flight 93 's target is believed to have been either the Capitol or the White House. Flight 93 's cockpit voice recorder revealed crew and passengers tried to seize control of the plane from the hijackers after learning through phone calls that Flights 11, 77, and 175 had been crashed into buildings that morning. Once it became evident to the hijackers that the passengers might regain control of the plane, the hijackers rolled the plane and intentionally crashed it.
The terror attack on September 11th 2001 is the most comprehensive terror attack in the U.S history, both in terms of material damage and number of death falls. There were four terrorist attacks by an Islamic terrorist group in the morning on September 11th. They hijacked four passenger airlines and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the U.S. Two planes crashed in the World Trade Center in New York, one in the Pentagon and one in Pennsylvania.
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 highlighted the vulnerability to terrorist attacks. The importance of critical infrastructures to the government, people, and organization can be dependent on the vulnerability towards a national disasters, manmade hazards, and terrorist attack. Contemporary standard of what constitutes critical infrastructures has evolved as a wide array of threats has increased in modern times. Critical infrastructures represent aspects of the economy that makes the nation function as a whole and protecting America’s critical infrastructures and key assets presents an enormous challenge to the Department of Homeland Security.
This is very similar at how other American citizens were willing to help after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park, writers of A Positive Psychology Perspective On Post-9/11 Security, says, “Our ongoing study of character strengths has found that post-9/11, people reported that they were more likely to display the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity”(Peterson). Which is a clear reminder of how people acted during and after 9/11. As a small example of how Americans went on that day to help each other James Johnson, the editor of Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism, writes, “At that moment of great national peril… hundreds of firefighters and police officers courageously sacrificed their lives rescuing survivors at the World Trade Center; …and millions of Americans line up to donate blood, supplies, and money to assist in the rescue efforts”(Johnson 163). This aspect of that day reminds us how many heroes were made just in that effort to help out. Every ounce of blood donated and every last run firefighters and police officers alike, made to go into those tumbling towers to save at least one more person will not be forgotten. It was a heroic act to overcome fear and to do the littlest of this to help the victims. This is greatly reflected in Let the Great World Spin just by how Gloria takes in Jazzlyn’s children. As she sees them being dragged into the social workers car and is asked if she knows the kids, she
On September 11, 2001 there was a major occurrence that changed New York City. It all started with four hijacked planes that took off at 8:45am on a Tuesday morning. As those planes took off, and were hijacked, they took down a major economic building, The World Trade Center. The Twin Towers were the key success to The World Trade Center complex, the North Tower stood at 1,268 feet and The South Tower stood at 1,362 feet high. The tallest buildings in New York City held 35,000 people each, along with 430 companies. This created an economic target, as each building represented economic power and freedom. The attack on the World Trade Center created an impact on the financial standing of America, a loss resulting in billions to the airline industry, increased spending due to domestic security and the constructing of a federal agency, Homeland Security. All of these were results of the tragic attack on September 11 on the US economy. The World Trade Center was a sign of freedom and economic power in America, there were many companies along with workers that suffered a tragic loss on this day making them lose their company along with workers as well. As the aftermath of September 11 progressed the US economy began to suffer as a result.
The attack on the World Trade Center was not the first attack and was not the first time the US Intelligence Community had heard of Al-Qaeda or Osama Bin Laden. The role of counterintelligence from both sides the US and Al-Qaeda, lent to the information flow not only form the attackers but also to the ones who would ultimately respond. The FBI, the CIA, the DIA, have integral parts in these series of events from the information collection to the information flow. In a time where it was realized that Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism have a similar need, as well as information sharing across agencies, have led to the CI and IC we see today.
The act of an individual endangering and taking the life of another individual has become way too common in our world. No one is born into the world as a violent person; however, it seems as if every day the media is covering a different incident involving a shooting or some type of tragic event, leaving people in a constant state of fear. Newspaper headlines are covered with inexplicable events that lead us to believe that the world is becoming an increasingly scarier place. How is it possible to enjoy life if some people may be afraid to leave their own houses after an unexpected, tragic incident occurs? As a society, we have become so classically conditioned that it is common for traumatic events to affect individuals even long after they
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 made a great impact on our nation both economically and psychologically. This paper reviews the findings of some of the research that has been done since this tragic event. A big topic is the initial response our government had after the attack. This includes local, state and federal government. Many new emergency response protocols have been put in place based on the rescue efforts that took place that day. It took the lives of many for our country to understand how real the threat of terrorism is in America. Terrorism is so prevalent in other countries. The United States should have learned from their experiences instead of waiting until after it happened. Furthermore, in this age of terrorism,
extremism to a multi-pronged war. This tragedy brought hem closer to not having this happen The first tragic event that shows how people react to tragedy is the world trade center bombing. Some background of the event is that 6 were killed and more than 1,000 were injured. Research shows that a lot of people thought that it was the end, and that they were never going to recover. On Friday, February 26, 1993, Ramzi Yousef and a Jordanian friend, Eyad Ismoil, drove a yellow Ryder van into Lower Manhattan, and pulled into the public parking garage beneath the World Trade Center around noon. They parked on the underground B-2 level. This had been a different type of terrorist attack than before.
I found this journal On the top of some rocks I don’t know how it survived the plane crash. After I picked up this book I saw that it was empty so I thought I could record each day here. As I got off these rocks and started to walk down to the beach I saw a little fat kid with glasses and told him my names Ralph he said his name is piggy, piggy didn’t seem like a real name but I didn’t say anything about it. As we were talking we found out that we were in a plane that was escaping the war and the plane we were in got shot down. While we were looking around for other boy we found this pink shell and piggy said we can use it as a horn and because of his asthma I had to blow it. After a few fails I finally got it and some boys started
As I'm sure you've already heard there was a plane crash yesterday night. On that plane was Kyleigh, on her way to see me in New York, but I wasn't greeted with her usual hug, but with the news of her passing. Her mom said it was a mechanical error in the left wing of the plane. I don't know what to do or think. I keep waiting for her to call, laughing, about how this was all a bad joke and how she was on her way to my apartment. I keep waiting and wishing I'll hear her voice, plagued with her giant smile that I can hear through the phone. Well, I guess it's now could hear through the phone (What a difference it makes going from present to past tense in just a matter of seconds). I know that's a call I won't be getting soon. Or ever. How could
nature was another big part of this film. Chuck had a difficult time with the fire at the beginning of the movie. Once he figured out how to create it, it became an easier task as time went on. He realized that fire was something that too many people take for granted and was of much quicker access at home. He also had trouble with his spear so he could find fish to eat. His spear was decently made, but he was unable to catch fish for quite a while. When he decided that it was time to leave the island, he needed a boat. He was running low on rope, and he knew of some that was on top of the cliff. When he climbed up there, there was a big risk of falling, but he did infact receive the rope and was able to use it for the boat he built.
On 25 May 2002, the Boeing 747-209B operating the route disintegrated in mid-air due to faulty repairs and crashed into the Taiwan Strait 23 nautical miles (43 km) northeast of the Penghu Islands 20 minutes after takeoff, killing all 225 people on board.
Six months ago, a plane that carried a group of schoolboys had been shot down over an isolated tropical forest located in the Pacific Ocean. A ship of Naval Officers had seen a smoke signal and sailed toward the island; to their surprise they had found a community of young boys living without any adults. One Naval Officer commented, “The pilot must have been a victim of the plane crash, as there were no signs of adults. We believe this aircraft was used to transport the boys out of the warzone.” The reason why the plane crashed remains unknown but we are glad that the boys were safe.
I sat on a nice soft chair in a seniors lodge in Bow Island, Alberta. Gathered around me were all of my 27 grandchildren. They were and begging for a story so a give them a story of my early life. Here it is: