Monday, April 20, 2009

Osama Bin Laden- 9/11

On September 11th 2001, Al Qaueda, with Osama Bin Laden as their leader, carried out an aerial attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, in Washington D.C. and the White House. The attack on the White House did not succeed but, the hijacked plane did crash into a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3000 people died from the attack and more people are still dying from injuries or sickness that are attributed to the aftermath of the attack, such as inhalation of poisonous dust and chemicals. To date, it has been the biggest, terrorist attack in the history of the United States of America and to many countries around the world. This attack is devastating but significant because it is what has recently brought Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations around the world to be noticed by world leaders, and the citizens of the nations affected around the world. Before 9/11, they were not so well known except to the intelligence community and some governments from around the world.

Even though Bin Laden said at first that he had not committed the acts of terror against the United States, he has carried out attacks against US military personell and embassies. He also had said that the killing of innocent civilians was justified. Later, a video tape was found that showed Bin Laden planning the 9/11 attacks.

Picture: twin towers of NYC on 9/11

source: 9/11 Commission Report, by:Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton
:The Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and The Road to 9/11, by: Lawrence Wright

No comments:

Post a Comment