Osama Bin Laden And The Al-Qaeda's Attacks Against The World

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Register to read the introduction… There were many suspected cells in Western Europe. When it came to training, the group preferred to train in lawless areas, so that they could do whatever they felt, and could do it in private without having anyone know what was happening. Some of these places may have been Somalia, Yemen, mountainous areas, and other plays as well. (Al-Qaeda's origins and links) Osama bin Laden would try to continue planning attacks against many different parts of the world, but planned more attacks against the US. One of these attacks was the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, which Osama bin Laden allegedly took credit for. The Al-Qaeda trainers helped in bringing down two Black Hawk helicopters in 1993. (Moyers) With the international pressure, the Sudan forced Osama bin Laden to return back to Afghanistan. After returning back to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden had a difficult time trying to rebuild the Al-Qaeda. However, once the Taliban had risen, Osama bin Laden was able to rebuild Al-Qaeda. After rebuilding it and getting it to work once again, Osama bin Laden believed he “had enough confidence to issue his 1998 fatwa against the United States and its citizens” (Moyers). …show more content…
For example, air travel has become much more difficult, with a lot more security measures. There are now multiple security checkpoints and long lines, when before, security was quick and much simpler. “Lots of...airports have had to shoehorn that equipment into ticket counter areas or jam it into corridors” (Bearden). After 9/11, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to take care of security, and they greatly increased how much screening is done at airports. “It was the largest federal startup since World War II. The agency quickly hired more than 60,000 people to screen passengers and their baggage at 450 U.S. Airports” (Bearden). In 2001, a person smuggled explosives in his shoes and tried to detonate them. After that, passengers were required to remove their …show more content…
One of the most effective precautions is the tight security at airports. A few of those detailed precautions is that they have security checkpoints that “gradually expanded to take up...the floor space on Level 5” (Bearden). Another type of precaution the government has installed into the airports are the “new millimeter-wave body scanners” (Bearden). Due to the new security installments, it has taken a much longer time for civilians to board the airplanes. After the events of 9/11, many people were psychologically impaired. Either from having experienced the terrors of 9/11, or losing loved ones in the buildings, it caused them to have psychological problems. Many, of which, have been cured over time. Some, however, are still psychologically impaired and either cannot or is unable to be cured.
Conclusion
In conclusion, the attacks on September 11, 2001 by Al-Qaeda were a big event that changed a lot of things and is still having an impact many years later. Not only did a lot of people die, but also, there were many changes in society after the attacks. For example, people became more anxious. Many people had psychological issues after the devastating event. With this occurrence, air travel became more complicated. Not only did air travel become complicated, it took much longer to board the plane. It also showed how a terrorist organization

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