The Pros And Cons Of 9/11

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September 11, 2001 started out as a normal Tuesday for most people. They woke up, got something to eat, and then they left for work. The thing that people didn’t realize was that members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda were embarking on one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil. These individuals, 19 to be exact, boarded planes in the northeastern part of the United States and ultimately ended up hijacking them. Four planes all together were hijacked and sent barreling through three of our nations iconic structures. These three places were the north and south tower of the world trade center, along with the pentagon. These attacks on September 11, 2001 shocked the world and opened the eyes of our nations top administrators. It showed that the …show more content…
They’re also prominent because airplanes are what were used during the attacks on September 11, 2001. Recreating another event like 9/11 it seems would be almost impossible with all the stipulations that TSA has put in place, but back in 2001 it wasn’t that hard. Airport screening is the first topic that comes to mind when thinking back in time. At one point in time airline companies auctioned off the duties of passenger screening to private companies who charged the least amount of money. As we have discussed in class many of the individuals were want to be cops. The training that these company’s employees went through is not even in the same ballpark with the training that TSA employees go through today. That brings us to the actual screening of passengers. TSA agents have so much more training because of all the equipment used to screen and examine passengers. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to the airport an hour early and not have to worry about missing your flight? It would be equally as nice if you didn’t have to worry about the size of a liquid in your bag or even what shoes you wore. Lets not even worry about getting inside the airport. Many people may think nothing of it, but something as little as parking at airports saw a major change after 9/11. Many airports had underground parking lots that were closed shortly after the attacks because a law was implemented that …show more content…
These changes may not be as prominent as we see in airports, but they did take precautions to prevent something like this from happening again. Some of the many transportation agencies hit with change include subways, buses, and ferries. Subway stations are a key area leaders have made changes to because of terrorist attacks over seas. Subway stations seem to be a common target for terrorist groups and our leaders want to make sure it doesn’t happen here. Police presence was very uncommon back in 2001, which is totally different from now. Also similar to airports, attitudes in the subway have changed. People are actively looking for suspicious behavior and law enforcement encourages people to report suspicious packages. This includes all other forms of transportation. In 2001 if someone had left there backpack on a bench for a minute, people would not have noticed. Today the police are contacted and the bomb squad is there in matter of minutes. It seems that one key thing we had back before the attacks of 9/11 was

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