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Terrorism: The September 11 Attacks Essay

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The September 11 attacks occurred in the year 2001 which were a series of attacks planned by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The attacks took place in New York and Washington D.C. Nineteen terrorists hijacked four airplanes that day. Two of those airplanes that were hijacked were known as the American Airlines Flight 11 and the United Airlines Flight 175. Those two airplanes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center located in New York. Within two hours of the crash of the airplanes into the towers, both towers collapsed killing more than 2,500 people in New York alone. The fire and debris of the crashes caused other buildings like building # 7 to catch fire and collapse as well. The third plane was known as American Airline Flight 77 and was crashed into the pentagon which caused partial collapse killing almost 200 people. The fourth airplane known as United Airlines Flight 93 was headed towards Washington D.C. but was crashed into a field killing all passengers inside but not harming anyone else. The 9/11 commission report which stated the final verdict and evidence of what happen on September 11, says that this was a planned terrorists attack against the United States by the terrorist group of Al-Qaeda. Some believe what the commission report said but other people don’t which is where the conspiracy theory begins.
The main question to every conspiracy theory is, if the person or group framed for an attack didn’t commit the crime, then who did and why? Since the creation of our government in 1789, we have experienced many wars and economic instabilities which we continue to have to deal with. In order for our government to recover, they are pushing upon the people unnecessary things like forcing us to have health care or otherwise we will be punished. That is only one example but what happens when the people don’t want to do the unfair things the government asks of us? The government is coming up with absurd laws, such as it being illegal in Maine to have Christmas light decorations up past January, that the people do not want passed but yet our vote does not mean anything. Government action is causing some people to stand up and rebel against them which the government does not like at all. If the nation as a whole decided to not follow the government rules they continue to establish, than our government can be at risk of collapse. Any governments fear is to one day fail to continue and therefore all governments including ours will do anything to prevent their collapse. So the question is, what can the government do to prevent rebellions from happening which potentially can lead to the government collapsing? The answer is to keep people scared by terrorism and making the people believe that the government will protect them for it. Jesse Ventura, 9/11 victims and witnesses, and even military veterans like Jeff Dahistorm believe that this horrible incident was all planned and executed by the government as a...

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