9/11 Attacks Essay

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9/11 Attacks On the Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001 we faced a devastating attack from Al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden was the leader during the time and many years afterwards. He was believed to be the leader of the Al Qaeda network and would be hunted down for ten years after these events. Just weeks before the dreadful day of 9/11 a group of Islamic Terrorists came in to the country looking like normal U.S. citizens. They took the first 2 weeks to learn how to fly air planes so they could high jack them and carry out their mission. After that they purchased plane tickets of the planes they would high jack and so began the terrorist attacks we know as 9/11. During the time of the high jacking they waited to take over the planes until…show more content…
They took back the plane that had four hijackers and crashed landed in a field on its way to the White House. There were no survivors. While the passengers were taking the plane back people started call their families saying that they were not going to make it home tonight that they were going to die. The government has all of the phone calls recorded on that day. You can hear the passengers taking the plane back while they were on the phone with their families. Following the 9/11 attacks President George W. Bush was taken to Omaha to Offutt air force base. He wanted to declare war on Al Qaeda, but it took 3 weeks to get the yes that he was looking for from congress. In early 2002 we sent troops out to Afghanistan, and in 2003 we invaded Iraq in search for Osama Bin Laden. Over 4400 Soldiers died in Iraq and 2000 killed in Afghanistan during a ten year war to end terrorism and the Al Qaeda network. As a result of the 9/11 attacks many Americans lost their lives that day. Islamic terrorists got into the country and hijacked four planes and crashed 3 out of 4 into their targets; both towers of The World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Fortunately they didn’t get the White House thanks to 33 brave passengers who took down the plane and the terrorists who hijacked the plane. Many Americans have lost their lives that day and none of them will be
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