Disaster 9/11

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Disaster 9/11

The picture on the left is of a man trying to cover his mouth from inhaling all of the ash and dust from the collapsed buildings.[1] The picture to the right is of the second plane hitting the second tower as the first begins to collapse. [2]

2001 World Trade Center Disaster: 9/11

On September 11, 2001 the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were hit. 19 millitants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against major targets in the United States including the Pentagon. The fourth one ended up in a field.

Death Toll: A total of 2,977 people were killed during the 9/11 attacks. It brought down both twin towers. Total Damage: 9/11 attacks caused roughly $3.3 Trillion worth of damage.

Were Explosives Used?Evidence was recently found that there were in fact bombs used to bring the buildings down. According to firefighters in the lobby of the WTC, several bombs went off in the lobby and were staging to go up the building. After the plane had hit the building, 2 bombs went off and the 3rd caused the lobby to collapse. Tracecs of "nano-thermite" a highly explosive substance was found in the dust remains of the WTC twin towers.

Motives:Osama bin Laden's November 2002 "Letter to America" explained al-Qaeda's motives for their attacks. They include Western support for attacking Muslims in Somalia, supporting Russian atrocities against Muslims in Chechnya, supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir, the Jewish aggression against Muslims in Lebanon, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, U.S support of Israel, and sanctions against Iraq.

Psychological Profile of Terrorists: All 19 men were affiliated with al-Qaeda and 15 out of those 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. Because 9 of the hijackers died, they were not able to discover other infomation about their psychological profiles. The obvious reason was that they were part of a consipracy with Osama bin Laden. They were Islamic terrorists and they agreed to carry out a suicide mission in the name of Allah. According to the study of other Islamic terrorists, they discovered that many lived in poverty and experienced much trauma in their lives. This inspires many young musliums to join the jihad and kill.

How/Where Were The Remaining Found? Punishment?6 of the 19 hijackers survived and within one week of the 9/11 disaster a handful of reports were made to the FBI. These reports identified at least 6 men living in the Middle East whose names and characteristics matched the FBI's list. The hijackers were not personally punished but in October of 2001, we then began the war against Afganistan.

Works Cited:History.com. Libertarian News Global Research CNN 9/11 Review 9/11 Research Deceptions Pictures: We Ment Well [1]National Geographic [2]Federal Jack [3]Sam Cranston's Blog [4]

The above picture is of the two towers beginning to collapse at once. [3]

This picture shows the second plane crashing into the second twin tower as the other one continues to burn. [4]

Questions:1. What crashed into the towers and made them collapse? 2. What was the result of this tragedy; What did Bush decide to do?3. When and where did this tragic event take place?


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