Cause And Effect Essay On 9/11 Terrorism

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The terror attacks conducted on the USA by Al Qaeda between 1990 and 2001 have had many serious impacts, not only on the USA but on the world as a whole. The Al-Qaeda group regarded their attacks as victorious, as they were damaging to their enemies; the US. For the US, the great loss of lives and safety was detrimental. The terrorism resulted in an ongoing war between Al-Qaeda and the US, which to this day takes many soldiers away from their families and out of their homelands to fight for their country.
At the conclusion of the Cold War in 1989, many believed that they would never have to see or hear of such violence and devastation ever again. For this reason, the Al Qaeda terror attacks came as a huge shock. The attacks pushed all existing boundaries and beliefs of security, through use of unseen tactics. The world was unprepared and did not know how to respond to
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Two trucks carrying explosives detonated outside, wounding 4,085 people. 213 people were killed by the blast in Nairobi and 11 died in Tanzania, but the bombers escaped prior to the explosions.
This attack was noticed by the US, as it killed 12 innocent Americans. It is thought to have been a revenge attack by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad group, as the US had extradited four members of their group not long prior. However, as author Lawrence Wright states in his book Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, this was an attack by Al-Qaeda, in an attempt to ‘lure the United States into Afghanistan’ - a goal that was eventually reached.
The US did not expect that the small terrorist group who had tried and failed to attack them would try to attack again. It was at this point in time that people began to realise that Al-Qaeda seriously wanted to harm American society, but they were still regarded as harmless, as people had no idea what they were capable of. Al-Qaeda’s power was realised just two years

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