Causes Of 9/11 Attacks

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A day Americans will never forget. 9/11/01. On this day 19 terrorists boarded multiple commercial airplanes, hijacked them and crashed them into different targets on the eastern coast. Their targets were the World Trade Centers, and the Pentagon. The others lost control and crashed in fields. There are many theories to why these attacks happened, the most reasonable being US foreign policies in the middle east, in particular its support of Israel, 9/11, is a response to foreign occupation, and the most controversial the CIA. All causes leading to the horrific attacks on America.

First cause is America’s foreign policies particularly in the support of Israel. Bin laden saying that this was the main reason al Qaeda is attacking America (samuelj).
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In his book Dying to Win, political scientist Robert Pape examined modern suicide campaigns and concluded that they are driven not by religious zeal but by foreign occupation in other countries (prospect). This means that the suicide attacks were fueled not by religious beliefs but from the occupation of their country by foreign countries (the USA). This theory might explain why 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, as there was a substantial US presence in the Saudi kingdom around that time, but it does not explain the other four hijackers, who were Lebanese, Egyptian and Emirati, none of those countries were occupied by the US(samuelj). This shows how one can conclude that the 9/11 attacks were mainly fueled by nationalism not …show more content…
Whether it be from our foreign policies to secret CIA funding. The end result we all know. The death of over 3,000 men, women, and children. People’s lives were changed forever as a result. This shows how when certain leaders of a country conduct themselves in the wrong way people from the other countries see only the bad because that’s all that is portrayed. In this case Osama Bin Laden had great anger towards the US, and he acted on those emotions.
As you can see the causes of the September 11 attacks are inconclusive vague because of the number of theories and the detail they get into. But what we know for sure is that it happened and it will forever be in America’s history as a horrible tragedy that resulted in thousands of American lives lost and thousands more affected in some way whether it is the families of the victims or the families of the troops. This is a lesson to be learned for our future sons and daughters

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