9/11 Attacks

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The 9/11 attacks were a total wake-up call to Americans and everyone else around the world because of all of the casualties due to the attacks, how tragic and public it was, and the airports' security.
9/11 was such a tragic event, but it made the United States more aware that they're not safe. The United States had to suffer the loss of almost 3,000 people for something they could've prevented from happening with the airport security. The terrorists couldn't have easily snook past security today and hijacked our planes. Plus, 9/11 was so costly because of all the damage. It estimated to about $3.3 trillion to repair all of the damage. The attacks could have been stopped, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's the United State's fault.

Terrorists have always been bad, but now they pose an even bigger threat than they have ever before in America. Anybody who appears as a Middle Eastern person now, is stereotyped as a terrorist. The terrorists apart of 9/11, who were known as the Al-Qaeda, were from the Middle East, specifically Afghanistan or Iraq region of the Middle East. It turned out that a male by the name of Osama Bin Laden was in charge of the whole 9/11 attacks and was leader of the Al-Qaeda. In 2011, Bin Laden was found and killed by a group of CIA.

Back then America was more free, but maybe just a little too free considering the fact that terrorists used America’s own planes to crash into two very populated towers. If you would ask anyone how life was before the attacks, some would say life was easier. The opinions of people on how the 9/11 attacks have changed life in America are very diverse. Unfortunately, whether people like it or not, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Bottom line is that the United States needed to reevaluate the way things were back then to prevent anything like the attacks from happening again. So far, the United States have accomplished their mission on protecting the nation and will continue if careful.