lunes, 4 de mayo de 2015

SEPTEMBER 11th 2001

Do you know what happened on September 11th 2001? The Amercican society was shocked when they saw their nation attacked. The mythical Twin Towers from New York were crushed down after two planes impacted on them. Who was behind these attacks? What was the purpose of the attackers?

The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of the flights. (extract taken from wikipedia)

Authorities claimed that Al Qaeda and its leader, Osama Bin Laden were behind the attacks. But what do we know about them? Why were American soldiers sent to Afghanistan? To search for Bin Laden? Why weren't they successful?
Have a look at the following video, which is going to help us understand some things.

Anyway, on Monday 2, 2011, Barack Obama, the president of the USA announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a militar operation by American soldiers.
This is how the Guardian, a British newspaper covered the news of his death and the later reactions to it.

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