Essay on The 9 / 11 Terrorist Attacks

1599 Words Dec 21st, 2016 7 Pages
The 9/11 terrorist attacks were indisputably one of the most horrifying events that has happened on United States soil and will forever be remember in history. But some experts has suggested that it could have been avoided if only pilots were allowed to arm themselves on duty. Many people has tried to mimic the event and try to see and prove if this theory is true or not. There seems to be a lot of holes in this theory that has to be filled in order to ascertain that in fact the 9/11 terrorist attacks would have been stopped and avoided if pilots were allowed to arm themselves while on duty. First off, hijacking was not a new trend when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened, according Kushner (2003) hijacking has been around since the 1930 's and became a trend during the 1960 's for a number of reasons. Reasons like " Eastern Europeans attempted to take over flights and cross over the line from communist-controlled Europe, landing outside of the so-called Iron Curtain" or actually for personal reasons like "taking over a Northwest Airlines plane over the Pacific Northwest of the United States. He gathered 200,000 dollars in ransom and then parachuted out the back of the plane, never to be seen again." There were also a lot of Cuban hijackers who were Cuban refugees who were homesick and wanted to go back to Cuba. These hijacked planes flew between Florida and Cuba were commonly known as the "Cuban Shuttle". Terrorist groups were not involved in hijacking cases until the late…

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