Essay about The World Trade Center

1657 Words Jan 8th, 2016 null Page
Do you remember where you were when the world stopped that day on September 11, 2001? Most people over the age of 20 would probably answer yes to that question. The fact of the matter is, September 11, 2001 was a day that will never be forgotten. Not only were the September 11, terrorist attacks hurtful to the United States from a death toll standpoint, but they also hurt America from an economic and political standpoint as well. The attacks caused life as Americans once knew it to come to a skittering halt. Most people know the story of the attacks on September 11, 2001, but many do not know that much was going on before, during, and after that day as well. “The twin pillars of the World Trade Center were among the best known landmarks in New York, 110-floor unadorned blocks that dominated any approach to Manhattan” (Schmemann). The fact that the World Trade Center was such a great American landmark was presumably one of the reason the terrorists targeted the building for their operation. “The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. Some terrorists had lived in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools” (“9/11 Attacks”). Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM for short) was one of the heads of planning the September 11th attacks (Bergen). By the age of 16, KSM was already a key member in the Muslim Brotherhood. He traveled to the United States while he was 18 to receive an…

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