McVeigh and his terrorist organization wanted to retaliate against the federal government for the massacre at Waco and they felt as if the deaths of hundreds of innocent people were a realistic way to do that. The date of April 19th was chosen because it was the anniversary of the siege of the Branch Davidians, as well as Patriots Day and the anniversary of the execution of high ranking CSA members. They wanted the bombing to be symbolic in many ways and they achieved this through picking the date and tying it to the teachings of The Turner Diaries. The type of bomb, type of truck, and detonation time were all the exact same as were used in the fictional book and McVeigh tied into that aspect by using them as key parts of his plan. The Turner Diaries played a big role in his life and he wanted to use it as a guide in the carrying out of his plan.
From the Ashes of September 11th Comes Forth a New Nation & United We Stand The acts of terrorism committed on September 11th affected more than just those who lived in the cities that were attacked. Almost every American still hears the echo of the plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 and the South Tower at 9:03. After the Pentagon was attacked at 9:38 the S Tower collapse killing countless people whereas the N tower collapsed at 10:28. Though this country has always been considered a patriotic nation although its patriotic tone has never been widely heard. Despite the many negative aspects of the terrorist attacks, the changes that also came from the attacks will change the way our nation defines the word security.
Bin Laden is both important as a historical event and a current event. He was the leader of Al Qaeda which led to 9/11. He was captured and killed recently in May 2, 2011. All of America will forever remember this man because he impacted just about everyone in America. The effects seem to always come back to 9/11.
The United States suffered from a severe terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 citizens and left this nation in pursuit for justice against the terrorist group Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden. President Obama gave a speech in 2011, 10 years after the terrorist attack, to inform the American people about the death of Osama bin Laden. This nation’s dedicated defense teams finally achieved an accomplishment in the war against Al Qaeda by killing their head figure and symbol Osama bin Laden. President Obama gave this speech not only to inform citizens of Osama’s death, but also to reminisce on the incident and show how unified the United States can be in a time of need. Throughout Obama’s speech he uses unique styles of language, with words and phrases, in order to support and achieve his objective of informing citizens of the justice this nation accomplished.
Why is the author writing this book at the time that he has? After 9/11 media emphasis illustrating America’s greed began to come light. The emphasis evolved from Americans asking, why did this happen? Many Americans soon discovered that we were struck by terrorism because of our government’s greed. Throughout the past ten years there have been movies, documentaries, and several books published unveiling the ugly truth about America’s greedy and calculating tactics.
When Americans began to believe that weapons of mass destruction existed and decided that Iraq was providing support to al Queda, the war could be justified as an act of self defense. Bush also told Americans by invading Iraq he would bring a democracy to their country to better the policies and enforce democratic beliefs in their country. The role of the media plays an imminent part in the run up to the war in Iraq. The media repeatedly showed the planes crashing into the World Trade Centers. People were watching this horrific act being shown on every news channel for weeks after the attacks occurred.
September 11th 2001, two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and a third crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Thousands of people were killed in these crashes and since then we have continued to our fight against terror, every year remembering those men, women, and children who lost their lives in those fatal crashes that fateful September day. In their respective speeches, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair both addressed the tragedy. In his speech to Congress, President Bush uses appeal to pathos, making it feel like he is truly with us. “Great harm has been done to us.” This simple statement used by Bush shows all of the United States that not only is the President here to lead us, but he is also human. He continues to speak in a mournful tone throughout the speech.
The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden To the relief of people all around the world, on May 2nd, 2011 shortly after 1am, Al Qaeda’s top leader Osama Bin Laden was killed. Many people know him as being the mastermind behind the September 11th, 2001 attacks that killed thousands of Americans. Bin Laden was slain Sunday in his luxury hideout in Pakistan after a firefight with U.S. Forces. Bin Laden was 54 years old when a gun battle broke out at a compound in the city of Abbottabad with Navy SEALs and CIA parliamentary forces.
On September 11, 2001, The United States of America and the whole world witnessed the most extreme terrorist incident ever committed on U.S. soil. It was perpetrated by Muslim extremists using commercial airliners as projectiles of destruction. The attacks on September 11, 2001 left nearly three thousand people dead. Following the attacks there was much speculation as to why these attacks were not prevented from happening. In the months following the attacks, President Bush assigned Attorney General Ashcroft the task of producing legislation to assist the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community to prevent such of an atrocity from occurring again.
Soon the government invested money just for the research of the influenza epidemic, it wasn’t much and the studies for it didn’t begin until the pandemic was over and a lot of Americans began to loose interest in what caused it. (http://www.pandemicflu.gov/general/greatpandemic2.html) The short term effect of this pandemic was that it killed millions of our people not just in the U S but all around the world, which is never a good thing. The long term effect was that it gave scientists and physicians cause to research and learn more about what caused this pandemic and rectify it or at least ensure that this won’t happen to the extent that it did. It also opened up the doors for research into other fields of medicine. Another problem that I reflected on was the way African Americans were still being treated in the 1900’s.