9-11

Jiye Seok, Romario Lopes

Summary

9-11 was a terrorist attack held by the group Al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001. They took over three planes that were bound for California, and turned the commuter jets into missiles. They attacked the Northern part of America, crashing planes into the Twin Towers and other areas in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, the New York area, and the Pentagon. Also, these attacks resulted in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda is an Islamic terrorist group, with Osama Bin Laden as the leader. After taking over the planes, Al-Qaeda headed for four different locations in particular: Shanksville, the Pentagon, the Twin Towers, and the White House. It is believed that someone helped Al-Qaeda hijack the planes and take control of them, also inflicting damage using missiles and bombs in the North American country.
Here's a good 3 min 9/11 Clip worth seeing!
Dr. Morgan Reynolds - The Fake Planes of 9/11

The Misunderstanding of the Second Plane

The second plane that crashed into the Twin Towers is strange, since in the video, the plane went through the building. This may prove that it is fake, because when planes crash into buildings, they will most likely fall apart, not go completely through the building. The government did not show any evidence, and Osama Bin Laden also mentioned on the news that he was not physically involved in the attack.

The Speech of George W. Bush (after the collapse of the Twin Towers)

September 11, 2001

Emma Booker Elementary School Sarasota, Florida

9:30 A.M.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately, will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Secretary Rod Paige and the Lt. Governor will take the podium and discuss education. I do want to thank the folks here at Booker Elementary School for their hospitality.

Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country. I have spoken to the Vice President, to the Governor of New York, to the Director of the FBI, and have ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help the victims and their families, and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.

Terrorism against our nation will not stand.

And now if you would join me in a moment of silence. May God bless the victims, their families, and America. Thank you very much."

END 9:31 A.M.

George W. Bush's Adress to the Nation (2001)

September 11, 2001 8:30 P.M.

"Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.

The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong.

A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America—with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could.

Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help with local rescue efforts.

Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured, and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.

The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight, and will be open for business tomorrow. Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business, as well.

The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I've directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.

I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.

America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism. Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me."

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

Thank you. Good night, and God bless America."

How Does the Event of 9-11 Still Affect the Modern World Today?

9-11 has given a global alert for terrorism and terrorists. The citizens and people are more aware of how dangerous and sudden terrorists/terrorist groups can be. However, this may have also spread influence to other terrorist groups active today, such as ISIS.