U.S. Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terror Attacks (With Tear-Choked Tributes)

U.S. marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Sunday, 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil, Americans commemorated 9/11 with tearful tributes and calls to “never forget.”

Bonita Mentis, who wore a necklace bearing a photo of her murdered sister, Shevonne Mentis, felt the loss acutely.

U.S. marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

While that may be 21 years in the calendar, it feels much longer to us. A crowd including Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff listened to her read the names of the victims at the World Trade Center. Mentis’

First lady Jill Biden spoke at the third attack site, a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, while President Joe Biden addressed the nation from the Pentagon, which was also attacked on 9/11, and vowed to continue the fight against terrorist plots.

Conspirators from the Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaida hijacked commercial airliners on September 11, 2001, and then used them as human missiles to lob themselves into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 

The fourth plane en route to DC crashed near Shanksville as passengers and crew attempted to storm the pilot’s cabin.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed, and the attacks prompted a worldwide “war on terror” by the United States. Ayman al-Zawahri, a key al-Qaida figure who helped plot the 9/11 attacks, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and the memorial services on Sunday took place just over a month after his death.

When Osama bin Laden killed in a U.S. raid in 2011, Pierre Roldan, who had lost his cousin Carlos Lillo, a paramedic, said, “we had some form of justice.” “At least we’re still getting that justice now that al-gone,” Zawahri’s Roldan remarked.

September 11 Attacks

The attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11, consisted of four suicide attacks coordinated by the militant Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. Nineteen terrorists took over four passenger jets that morning en route from the northeastern United States to California. 

U.S. marks the 21st anniversary of the 11 September terror attacks

The hijackers brought down three planes, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City and the third into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the headquarters of the United States armed forces. 

 Finally, at 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, causing its western half to collapse.

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 Finally, at 10:03 a.m. on September 11th, United Airlines Flight 93, bound for Washington, D.C., crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, near Shanksville, after passengers on board learned of the earlier attacks and attempted to regain control. 

A thorough investigation led authorities to conclude that the United States or its allies were the intended targets of Flight 93. Congress building or the Oval Office.

Background

Al-Qaeda

Al- Qaeda terror attacks

In 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, al-Qaeda was born. To help his fellow Muslims (in Afghanistan) defeat Communist invaders, Osama bin Laden volunteered to travel to the central Asian country (the Soviets). 

Bin Laden led the Arab mujahideen (also known as “Afghan Arabs”) to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan until they withdrew in 1989. Some of the billions of dollars worth of weapons supplied by the CIA to the Afghan mujahideen resistance eventually made their way into the hands of Arab volunteers.

Bin Laden cited holy books in the Islamic canon to incite Muslims to violence against the United States until their perceived wrongs righted. If the enemy destroys Muslim countries, then it is the individual’s duty to engage in jihad, as Muslim legal scholars “have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed,” according to bin Laden.

Military Operations

At 2:40 p.m. On the morning of September 11, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was issuing urgent orders to his aides to investigate possible Iraqi complicity. Senior policy official Stephen Cambone reportedly took notes in which Rumsfeld requested the “best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H.

U.S. Military Operations

However, they eventually invaded the country alongside their allies, citing “Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism” as their rationale. It estimated that as many as seven out of ten Americans at the time blamed the Iraqi president for 9/11. After noting the same three years earlier, Bush finally admitted that he had not.

To achieve these aims, we propose boosting global surveillance and intelligence sharing and imposing economic and military sanctions on states that provide safe haven to terrorists.

9/11 Commission

Thomas Kean and Lee H. Hamilton chaired the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), which established in late 2002 to compile a detailed account of the events leading up to and following the attacks. In its report on the events of September 11th, 2004, the Commission released on July 22nd, 2004. 

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U.S. 9/11 Commission

The report described the events of 9/11, concluded that al-Qaeda members were responsible for the attacks, and investigated why security and intelligence agencies had not better coordinated to prevent the attacks.

The 9/11 Commission, comprised primarily of ex-senators, ex-representatives, and ex-governors, stated that “We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management,” and went on to make numerous recommendations to prevent future attacks.

FAQs – People Also Ask

Who was Osama bin Laden?

Terrorist and leader of the militant Pan-Islamic organization al-Qaeda, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (10 March 1957 – 2 May 2011) was born in Saudi Arabia. He also known by the transliteration Usama bin Ladin.

What is Al-Qaeda?

Al-Qaeda, or Qaeda al-Jihad, is a global network of Salafist jihadists who adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam. Its members are primarily an Arab, though other ethnicities may be present.

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