9/11: War on Terror

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Ten years ago from September, the citizens of New York and the world woke up to the news that a hijacked airplane had destroyed the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers, symbols of American pride and strength. Reactions, support, and consternation were felt across the world with all foreign countries pledging aid and support to the US in its' time of need. Since then, the world has never been the same. The repercussions of 9/11 include increased security, racial profiling, and the entering of the War on Terror. An Islamic terrorist group called Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, brought on 9/11. Al Qaeda perpetuated the September 11th attacks. Their motive was due to the US support and alliance with Israel, the occupying of US troops in Saudi Arabia and the Iraq Sanctions of 1990. The attacks consisted of four hijacked passenger jets led by suicide bombers of Al-Qaeda. They purposely crashed the planes into the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers along with two other attacks, one failed and one on the Pentagon, though those were significantly less destructive. When the planes crashed, the Twin Towers immediately went up in flames and began to disintegrate. The death toll is thought to be around 3000 people, with no living witnesses from the actual planes. After 9/11, the nation began to question, "How did this happen?" and "How can we prevent this from happening ever again?" The question of whom to blame is anything but one sided. Of course blame must be put on Al-Qaeda for they carried out the actual attacks. But then one begins to question airline security. How did these suicide bombers manage to get on these planes carrying weapons and having the intent to kill? Why weren't the weapons recognized? What are in-air safety policies? Why isn't there security trained in combat on planes at all times? All of these questions and the event itself presented

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