The Attacks of September 11, 2001

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At 8:45 A.M. Eastern daylight time on September 11 2001, a Boeing 767 passenger jet slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. As people below gazed in horror, a second plane collided with the south tower. soon afterward, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  At 9:50 A.M.  The South Tower collapsed in a billowing cloud of dust and debris. The North Tower fell about 40 minutes later. The falling towers killed thousands of people, burying them beneath a vast mound of rubble. The planes did not crash accidentally. Hijackers deliberately crashed them into the buildings. Hijackers also seized a fourth plane, united Airlines Flight 93 which through the bravery of passengers on board crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

The terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 altered the lives of millions of Americans and shifted the priorities of the federal government. At home the United States launched a new war against terrorists and their supporters. Globally the United States took aggressive and preemptive steps in Afghanistan and Iraq to stop terrorism. At home, the balance between civil liberties and national security shifted, with the passage of the USA Patriot Act, which gave broad spectrum of power to the federal government.

The day of  9/11, 2001 will for ever be imprinted in our memory.  The events were shocking and terrifying.  Only a monster that lacks remorse and human compassion could coordinate such diabolic plans. How could 19 Muslim terrorists feel that they were justified by God to attach the United States in this way?  Maybe we were too shocked to believe what we were told about the attacks of 9/11, but now with new eyes and and high skepticism we see a far more atrocity perpetrated by the very people we hope will protect us.  Watch this video and decide for yourself what really happened on that peculiar day.

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...
September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

9 Comments

  1. Its been 13 years since 9/11 happened. America is still fighting with the hijackers of the planes to this day. I remember I was only in kindergarten when 9/11 happened. It was a very tragic day and I will never forget about it. Some people believe 9/11 was a conspiracy but I don’t believe that.

  2. If a plane did not do damage to the Pentagon then what about the thousands of people who witnessed the plane flying into the Pentagon on September 11th 2001? What about all of the confirmed dead from that flight? Be careful of propaganda and conspiracy theories. It is interesting how easily people believe other peoples theories when they don’t have all of the facts or were not first person witnesses to historic events.

  3. After the attack on the twin towers the security in our nation got a lot more strict and we soon realized we were victims of the terrorism attack. The war on terror affected our nation and our way of living until this day and this event will for ever be printed in our history. Who decides who lives and who dies ? Only god has the power to judge and to decide whether we live or die, this Muslims believe they would get eternity life after committing suicide and i strongly disagree with that its just pure ignorance and its also sad that a few that have that mentality make their religion look bad.

  4. I strongly believe that 9/11 was a consipiracy for many reasons. Its sad having to accept the fact that that many people had to die just for something so stupid.

  5. 9/11 is one of the tragic consequences extremist ideology has inflicted on our world. As far as the motives go behind this, those 19 men believed they were martyrs and devout believers of Islam. Even today there’s still a multitude of individuals who pose a threat to humanity due to the nefarious doctrines they follow. Never let religious dogma jeopardize your righteousness.

  6. The big question is why they did it? I dont think they did it because they felt like doing it. There must be a huge reason for somebody doing such a thing! I wish we knew the real reason behid this tragedy.

  7. I saw the video and I believe that its true that there’s no sign of the Pentagon plane crash , that the plane couldn’t made that damage , the damage would be bigger.

  8. i wounder why the Pentagon in Washington and the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City were crashed the same day??

  9. Many people died in this accident, but i thought that the police didn’t find out who did this horrible episode.!!!!

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