Were the attacks of 911 a conspiracy theory? On Tuesday September 11th 2011, famously known as ‘911 the attacks by Al-Qaeda took place in the United States in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Al-Qaeda are a group of Islamic terrorists founded by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other militants whose individuals use Islamic motivations for their actions. 19 of these individuals hijacked four different American airliners which were later to be flown into the North and South tower of the World Trade Centre by American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, the Pentagon by American Airlines Flight 77 and attempted to crash into Washington DC by United Airlines Flight 93.-Inside 9/11: Zero Hour, National Geographic Channel documentary, 2005.” The attacks resulted in the death of 2,996 people 19 of which were the hijackers and caused at least $10 billion of economic damage to infrastructure of property. -How much did the September 11 terrorist attack cost America, Institute for the Analysis of Global security. Not only did the attacks leave behind sheer devastation it left behind lots of speculation between what really happened that day.
The September 11, 2001 event happened at about 8:30 am were about 19 terrorist from the Taliban an al-Qaeda Islamic group, hijacked two American Airlines Boeing 767 flights 11 and flight 175 and crashed them into the Twin Towers in New York City. In Washington, at about 9:45am, hijackers crashed a Boeing 757 Jet into the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia killing about 125 military personnel and civilians. At about 10:10 AM hijackers tried to hijack United Airlines flight 93 leaving the Newark International Airport bound to California, but unsuccessful because the passengers fought the hijacker’s, and the plane crashed in a filed in Pennsylvania killing everyone
However, an electronic failure that processed to the fail systems told the bomber pilots to bomb Moscow. After numerous attempts by the Russians to gun down the bomber planes, one bomber was going to reach the capital and it was up to the President to convince the chairman of Russia that this was a mistake in order to not cause the nuclear war. He decided that if the bomber reached Moscow, then he would order a bomb in New York City to prove how honest and serious of a mistake was made. In this dilemma, the President bases his decision on utilitarianism. He decided that in order to protect the country as a whole, he would sacrifice one city due to the greatest happiness principles.
Moreover, to smooth out the process of protection the citizens of the United States will also be discussed along with the effectiveness as of today. Public Need What was caused the need for the policy? In September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center, the pentagon, and other areas were severely attacked by vicious foreign terrorists known as the Al-Qaeda. These terrorists were Islamic who hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, while the third plane soared into the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., along with the last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania ("History.com," 2011).
The attack was labeled "the most lethal terrorism in human experience." Also, 9-11 was by far the worst terrorist attack on American siol. This attack took a lot of planning, many say it was "strategically planned" meaning they had everything very organized & in order. Not only was it very well planned, also the terrorists had arranged for the planes to crash into specific locations such as: the Twin Towers, the White House, & the Pentagon building in D.C. Approximately 3,000 lives were sadly lost during this horrible attack.
I think that you have to look at the nature and the timing of the attacks in Oklahoma City and the first world trade center bombing to really determine why the DHS was formed after the attacks. The United States never really had a large-scale attack on US soil except for the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attacks though Oklahoma City and the world trade center were horrible, but they weren’t on such a large scale as the 9/11 attacks. Timothy McVeigh and a small group of extremist came up with the idea to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, because they incidents that happened two years earlier in Waco, Texas (FBI, 2013). I think that this attack didn’t cause a dramatic effect as 9/11 because the thought was that Mr. McVeigh acted alone and he was an American so nobody thought that there was a need for a forming of an agency such as the Department of Homeland Security.
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon, leading to a partial collapse in its western side.
The second Pearl Harbor, the day of infamy, the start of the War on Terrorism—all of these titles describe the unforgettable day of September 11, 2001. On this day, terrorist hijacked four planes, proceeded to destroy the World Trade Centers, and cripple the Pentagon. Or did they? Immediately following the horrible attacks, various theorists thought of outlandish conspiracies regarding 9/11, such as that the U.S. planted bombs to start the War on Terrorism. To some these conspiracies may seem believable; however, after analyzing them one realizes that there is more doubt than theorists relay.
Today, al Qaeda is a de-centralized, compartmentalised organisation that has self-sufficient networks in many countries. Al Qaeda’s success and influence can be traced to its terrorist attack in New York City and Washington DC on 9/11. The scale of these attacks claiming some three thousand lives acted to galvanise support and unify elements of Muslim extremism in parts of the Middle East. Al-Qaeda seeks to unite Muslims in a caliphate and to fight the West, especially the US and Israel, as a means of overthrowing regimes it deems to be secular or unIslamic expelling western influence from Muslim countries, and removing Israel. On the one hand, its initial influence was quite profound; terrorist attacks in Spain, Indonesia (Bali) and the UK, amongst many others were carried out by groups inspired by or affiliated to al Qaeda.
An example of conflict on an international level is the current war in Afghanistan which is predominantly a result of conflicting ideologies and during the time that the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, they allowed an organisation called al-Qaeda to have training camps there. In September 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The United States believed that Osama Bin Laden - who was the head of al-Qaeda - was the man behind these attacks. There was a lot of international pressure on the Afghan leaders to hand over Osama Bin Laden. When the Taliban didn't do this, the United States decided they would use their armed forces.