9/11 Reflection Essay
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On September 11, 2001 terrorists apprehended 4 airplanes and committed the most heinous act in American history. They flew two planes into the world trade center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania crash killing more than three thousand American citizens. Since 9 /11many things have changed in America in relation to our national security. One of the major changes that have effected most people is in the airports. There are several new procedures one must go through to take a flight these days. First, when you arrive at the airport you are required to have a government issued identification card at the counter rather than any old identification card. Then, after you receive your boarding pass you must…show more content…
Most sickening is the relish other Americans are taking in their new roles as fascist storm troopers. In a famous study conducted at Yale in the sixties by professor Stanley Milgram, members of the public willingly administered what they thought were fatal electric shocks to another human being simply because they were told to do so by an authority(Coulter 1)."
What Coulter is saying here is that these systems are ridiculously inane. She states that we as Americans submit to them just because we are told we should even though they are not keeping us safer. None of this makes us anymore safe it is just an illusion and a frustration.
One of the most controversial issues to come forth from the post 9/11 era is the Patriot Act. This is a law that was passed by congress to help the intelligence agencies and the executive branch succeed in their counter terrorism efforts. Also, "To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools and other reasons(Patriot Act)." The reason biggest reason that this is so controversial is the ability of our intelligence agencies acquire wire taps and search people personal correspondents without a warrant signed by a judge. However, I do not find this to be so troubling and the reason for that is, if you aren't doing anything in the way of terrorist activities you have nothing to worry about. People complain about their fourth amendment
9/11 Terrorist Attacks Essay
The September 11th attacks were caused by terrorists hijacking United States’ (U.S.) airplanes and flying them into major U.S. landmarks. Terrorists are people who use violence to achieve political goals. One of terrorist’s goals is to create political change by establishing fear in a society in which they despise. They accomplish their goals using fear against the government. The targeting of innocent victims and significant places has been the preferred method of terrorism rather than larger terroristic attacks. Terrorists have used many different tactics. In the 1960s, many terrorists participated in bank robberies and hijackings. Currently, tactics used include kidnapping, murder, arson, train robberies, bombings, and one of the most gruesome, plane hijackings.There is not a way that has been proven to prevent terrorism completely; however, it can be controlled by using border patrol.Border patrol, however, would not prevent suicide bombings. Suicide bombings could affect and damage many different targets. Some targets include government buildings, military bases, and many more.On September 11th, 2001 suicide bombing reached a whole new level. It was the worst attack on the U.S. since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The September 11th attacks affected America immensely because of its massive killing and the fear which prevailed afterward.
On September 11th 2001, America experienced a major tragedy with attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. A group of terrorists, who called themselves al-Qaeda, hijacked U.S. airplanes and flew them into three U.S. properties. The World Trade Center towers were one of the tallest buildings in the world before the attack. American Airlines flew the first plane out of Boston and terrorists drove that plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The north tower collapsed after 102 minutes. The fire chiefs of New York ordered firemen to evacuate the north tower. However, the firefighters did not receive the information to evacuate and were unaware of the danger. This resulted in the death of many firefighters. The second plane was a United Airlines plane which left from Boston and crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. The south tower collapsed after fifty-six minutes. After the planes crashed into the buildings, there was a dreadful fire. Instead of burning to death, over fifty people jumped from the windows to their death. Post September 11th, pictures were found of the people falling and were later called the Falling People. Also damaged in this terroristic event was the World Trade Center building number seven. Building number seven incurred a gaping hole which was ten stories tall. The World Trade Center attack affected not only the World Trade Center but everything around it. The World Trade Center attack affected every building in the surrounding area. The attack only hit the World Trade Center but was recognized immediately by Time Square, Trinity Church, Gateway Plaza, and...
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