September 11: Could the Tragedy Have Been Prevented? On the morning of September 11th, 2001, a tragic series of events changed the United States of America forever. Evil acts of terror ended thousands of innocent lives in less than two hours. To this day, many American citizens still ask the same question: Could the tragedy of 9/11 have been prevented? Although some believe the tragedy of September 11th could not have been prevented based on various reasons, more reasons exist to believe that the Al Qaeda terrorists could have been stopped.
Michael Pierce Oral History 3/11/13 GT: Reagan Era ST: Assassination Attempt of Ronald Reagan Focus Question: What impact did the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan have on legislation passed and security measures during the 1980’s and 1990’s? III: Development Outline A: The Brady Bill 1) Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left partially paralyzed on the day of the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan. 2) He went on to be a major advocate of gun control. 3) The Brady Bill was signed into law on November 30, 1993 4) Named the Brady Bill in honor of James Brady 5) Signed by President Clinton 6) The law requires the handgun buyer to wait five business days while authorities do a background check, then the sale is approved or prohibited based on the set of criteria. 7) The law was required for 32 states; the other 18 + The District of Columbia already had regulations like this so they were exempt from the law requirements.
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.
On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA. Four airplanes were hijacked. One crash-landed in rural Pennsylvania, another hit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia and two airplanes destroyed and collapsed the World Trade Center towers in New York City (fbi.gov). After these devastating attacks, the American people were left in a state of shock, fear and anxiety. About a month an a half after the tragic attacks the United States government passed a new law called the USA Patriot Act, signed by President at the time George W. Bush.
During his time in the military he managed to land a shot that has him ranked eighth longest confirmed kill at two thousand one hundred yards. He also earned the nickname "Legend" after displaying his incredible combat prowess. In the book, Chris Kyle describes his first confirmed kill. He was providing over watch as some Marines and armored vehicles cleared out houses in a hostile environment. All friendly and non threatening people were supposed to be cleared from the city so that the only people that stayed supported the terrorist groups in Iraq.
The Case of Jack Ruby The case of Jack Ruby begins November 22, 1963, a sunny day in Dallas Texas as President Kennedys’ motorcade makes its way through the crowded streets of Dealey Plaza. Shots ring out and the president is hit; fatally wounded from a shot to the head. Hours later Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested at the Texas Theater for the assassination and held in the Dallas City Jail. On November 24, 1963 The Dallas police arranged to move Oswald from the Dallas City Jail to the Dallas County Jail only one mile away. This public declaration of transfer would give Ruby the opening he needed.
I will then look in to and discuss the various conspiracy theories that surround the question. Introduction When asked to think of a name associated to the word terrorism Osama bin Laden will spring to the front of many people’s minds. This is not surprising as he been the most influential and internationally recognised terrorist over the last few decades. At 10:30 AM on May the 1st 2011 the White House released a statement claiming bin Laden had been killed in an American operation in Pakistan. Many people all over the US and Europe celebrated at the news as they felt that justice had been done for the 9/11 attacks which killed so many innocent people.
Sometimes it is political such as the death of John F. Kennedy, and sometimes, it is something terrible yet inevitable in the past like the 9/11. Every country including Malaysia has its own media event which is Independence Day. These are only some of the things that can be done alone through media events. For 51 days starting from February 28th, 1993 in Waco, Texas, a shocking media event was taking place. All eyes were focused to a man named David Koresh who was the leader of a group called the Branch Dravidians.
In August 1940 Winston Churchill made his speech about ‘Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few’. This describes effectively the importance of the RAF on winning the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain was a huge triumph for the RAF and Britain over Hitler as it was the first time he had ever been beaten. It proved to the other countries that were under attack by Hitler, or had been taken over by, that Germany could be defeated. In the act of Britain standing up to Germany with it not mattering if we were outnumbered and not fully prepared, showed them that if you stand up to Germany and dig deep and not give you will come through against his vast army.
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.