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)