The Events Leading Up to the
September 11, 2001
Attacks on America:
By Clayton Rountree
Period A-English 9H
The events that occurred on 9/11/01 were arguably the most tragic in American history. Nearly 60 years had passed since the most recent attack on American soil: Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The World Trade Center, Pentagon, and United Flight 93 victims accounted for over 3,000 deaths. Terrorism comes closer to pure evil than any other force on the Earth today. The 9/11 attacks were acts of war committed by terrorists. This day, which began just like any other, changed the world forever and will never be forgotten.
But there are mountains of information hidden just beneath the surface, waiting to be uncovered. There are shocking truths to be uncovered and revealed. The official 9/11 Commission Report is non-comprehensive, excluding multiple important and questionable aspects of the events surrounding the attacks. Take, for example, the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center. The media reported that the steel building simply collapsed from exposure to fire. Never before had this happened to a steel building. (9/11 Timeline: Ten Page Summary) Personally, I think that there is some missing information there. The official 9/11 Commission Report gives an incomplete chronology of the events connected to the September 11th attacks from start to finish. This paper delves into many of the aspects left out of the report, and it chronologically tells the 9/11 story from start to the dreadful day of attacks. My purpose is to give the reader insightful information about the events of September 11, 2001, and what led up to it.
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