Brief September 11, 2001 A series of suicide attacks Carried out by Al Qaeda in New York City Targeting civilians 2974people were killed.
The Attack 4 American Airlines aircraft was hijacked by 19 Al Qaeda hijackers on September 11, 2001. Flight 11: WTC’s North Tower (8:46:40) Flight 175: WTC’s South Tower (9:03:04) Flight 77: The Pentagon in Virginia (9:37:46) Flight 93: Shanksville, Pennsylvania (10:03:11) NO survivors
Al Qaeda International terrorist network Osama Bin Laden 1980s Islamic religious thoughts decentralizedall over the world Aim: to eliminate all of the American’s influences in all Muslim nations
The Aftermath Damages: North Tower South Tower 7 WTC, 6 WTC, 5 WTC, 4 WTC, 3 WTC World Financial Center complex St. Nicholas Greek OthodoxChurch The Pentagon Nearby buildings Communication media (soon recovered)
2. Long-term effects The USA’s Stock Exchange closeduntil September 17 U.S Stocks lost $1.4 trillion in one week. Total cost of production damaging exceeded $100 billion The recovering of infrastructure cost $31.8 billion The city’s GDP dropped $27.3 million $20 million medical treatment cost for people who worked at Ground Zero.
Response All flights were forced to ground or/and delayed International flights closed Strandedtens of thousands people Homeland Security Act in 2002 US Patriot Act & War on Terrorism
Sum Up The worst incident in the 21st century Still result in the long-lasting war in Afghanistan. Left serious consequences on the world’s economy and culture.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4s3fn8jDc - World Trade Center Attacks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXnA9FjvLSU - The Falling Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_kmfzwc5Pw - Amateur 9/11 Footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3AwEz0K-UI&feature=related -Strange things in 9/11 Footage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4YsLnIFEr4&feature=related - Theories And Bizarre Events On 9/11
http://www.nato.int/docu/basictxt/treaty.htm - The NATO official text: The North Atlantic Treaty http://nymag.com/news/features/19147/index1.html - What if 9/11 never happened? http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report.pdf - The 9/11 Commission http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Man - The Falling Man http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PENTTBOM - PENTTBOM