4: The attacks on 911¶
On September 11, 2001 the U.S. attacked by terrorists.
These events were totally unexpected, and completely shocked the nation.
Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for the attacks.
Their justification is:
- The U.S. support of Israel, who they have issues with.
- The presence of American Troops in Saudi Arabia
- U.S. sanction against Iraq.
It was a four sided attack:
- World Trade Center North Tower
- World Trade Center South Tower
- White House (failed)
What effects did it have?¶
After the attacks were carried out, violence and intolerance were carried out against Muslims - for being Muslim.
Some called for war against a Muslim country, for retribution.
Eventually they got it, with the wars against both Afghanistan and Iraq.
What happened to the country on 9/11 even lead to political assassinations (Bin Laden), and public executions (Sadaam Husseinn).
Now the U.S. is involved in the longest on going war that it has ever seen since.
A couple of firemen hoist the American flag amid the rubble.
Rolling clouds of smoke and debris stalk the streets of New York.