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How 9/11 Incident has Affected America in 2015

It has been 14 years since the 9/11 attacks took place and the United States is still engaged in the after effects of the unfortunate incident. Up until the attack, many people did not even know the names al Qaeda or Osama bin laden, and the time when ISIS was not even in existence, to the time when almost every other child in the country fears and shows hatred for such organizations. The incident has made the country something that many of us would have never thought could be possible 30 years ago. Here are a few things that show America has changed in 2015 since the 9/11 incident.

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Wars

As soon as the 9/11 events took place, instead of helping the victims in need, the US government decided to start its invasion on middle eastern countries, starting with Afghanistan less than a month after the attacks. Later the US troops began the invasion of Iraq. The war in Afghanistan turned out to be one of the longest wars in world history and is still continuing to this date. Hundreds of thousands of people have been deserted, whereas numerous innocent lives have been taken, and many of those people did not even commit the crime for which they are being punished for.

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Immigration

In order to increase the amount of security, the George Bush administration decided to put strict restrictions on certain people to enter the country. This included various different Middle Eastern and south East Asian countries. Many people who were already residing in the US were deported from the country and were banned to re-enter under any circumstances. The deportation process has slowed down and the United States has loosened its hold on the immigration policy, but the processes still continue to date, with at least 100,000 deportations per year.

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Air Travel

A time when one only required a passport with visa for foreign travel, or a simple ticket for domestic travel, is now nonexistent. Huge high-tech body scanners, along with a large amount of cctv cameras is typical of airports in the United states. All travelers are thoroughly checked, (for the people with foreign nationalities, it’s even worse), and if they find even a speck of doubt about your integrity then you would book a first class ticket to the interrogation room. Gone are the days when you could just come a few minutes before the departure time and rush to the nearest gate for your flight. Now you have to come at least an hour before time just to get past the security checks, and that is only for domestic flights! Friendly skies indeed!

End of Privacy

After the 9/11 attacks, the US government decided to put up surveillance on almost everything that one can think of. This goes for searching the web to the telephone calls that one makes. In 2015, it has been reported that there is no call in the States that has not been monitored by the NSA. This has brought problems when it comes to privacy of people, and many have made an appeal to the NSA to stop monitoring everything, but then again, the government never listens.

9/11 attacks have changed the American nation completely, and the country that people once thought to be the land of opportunity, is now the country that many people cannot even travel to these days.

September 9th, 2001 was one of the darkest days in world history, when thousands of people died within a matter of minutes as the largest buildings in the world collapsed to the ground. Much has happened since the crash of these great American buildings…
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Why 9/11 Still Breaks Hearts? Here are 5 Reasons!

The 9/11 incident was certainly a big tragedy, whether you are one of the victims or some person living thousands of miles away. The incident has broken so many hearts, to see the giant buildings fall to the ground and you can do nothing about it. Indeed, 9/11 was a dark day for the whole world, and to this day it still breaks millions of hearts whenever the term “world trade center” is mentioned. After all these years, what is it that brings even the toughest to tears when they hear of the horrific incident? Here are a few reasons why the term 9/11 still breaks many hearts.

Deaths of the Victims

There is no greater moment of sadness when you see someone die in front of you. And for people to witness the deaths of thousands of people, many of whom were hard working people, is just heart breaking. Among the people who died during the 9/11 attacks, a number of young people, as well as children were involved, who had their life ended without even seeing the world. Having so many people die in such a short time is very painful to watch, especially when there are over 2 billion people watching, and yet no one can do anything about it.

Deaths of Rescuers

Even greater tragedy than the deaths of the victims was the deaths of the people who died while helping the victims, many of which were people from the armed forces, the police and the firefighters, who suffered the most deaths during the rescue operations. An even greater tragedy is that some of those firefighters died as a result of tripping and getting trapped under the rubble and being crushed by the weight during the final moments of the operation, but since they died after the incident, the government decided not to give their families any aid.

Conspiracy Theories

It is sad how one of the most tragic incidents took place in America, and yet is bombarded with controversies from all around the area, and the government itself is not able to make a clear statement as to what happened. The affected families who are waiting for an answer are yet to hear from the authorities, but still have received no word from the officials.

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Wars

As many of us may have known, America began wars with several Middle Eastern countries right after the 9/11 incident. So, whenever someone hears about the death of their loved one in one of these countries, they go back to the memory of the WTC incident, and wonder how the situation would have been so much different if the incident wouldn’t have happened, and how their loved ones would still be with them.

Muslim Community

As the 9/11 incident was primarily blamed on the Islamic extremist group Al Qaeda, many people in America, and other countries, have portrayed a bad image for the Muslim community in general. Muslims in America have much less civil rights than the normal citizens of the country. The Muslim community has truly suffered as they cannot live freely. This is very heartbreaking for them because none of them actually had to do anything with the event, but are still being punished for something they did not do.

September 9th, 2001 was one of the darkest days in world history, when thousands of people died within a matter of minutes as the largest buildings in the world collapsed to the ground. Much has happened since the crash of these great American buildings…
– See more at: http://www.september11fund.org/a-few-words/#sthash.wJLgXyZs.dpuf

Top 4 reasons Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Need a Nap

There is appeal to conspiracy theories. Believers are in the minority, so they feel special even if their ideas don’t exactly square up (see hipster culture for reference).  Depending on your level of controversy, you might get to wear t-shirts, wave banners and shout neat slogans through a megaphone. Finally, believing in conspiracy theories feeds your suppressed superhero-complex. That’s all fine and dandy. But here’s the problem…

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4. The Cat is Out of the Bag

Loose Change is one of the“documentaries”to claim that 9/11 was a conspiracy. They’d have you believe:

  • A missile hit the pentagon, not a plane
  • The hijacked planes didn’t bring down the twin towers; it was wired with explosives

If only the maker, Mr. Dylan Avery, hadn’t admitted in every interviewthat this started when he wanted to write a fictional screenplay. Google it. He wrote the screenplay, then foundpictures and clips that lined up. Never mind, the thousands of pieces of evidence that didn’t, he was going for an Orsen Wells’ World of the Worldsvibe.

3. Reality

Anyone old enough to remember the War of the Worlds’ broadcast will tell stories of people wetting themselves. Here’s the thing. Changing the channel would have led to the realization that; had aliens been invading,everyone would be reporting on the biggest story in history! It wouldn’t have added up. Similarly,Loose Changeshows 1 image without wreckage outside of the pentagon. There are hundreds of pictures showing plane debris, along with eyewitnesses from volunteers who helped with clean up. As for the explosives,it would have been an impossible job. No one has ever blown up anything that big, but something half the size was brought down with 4,000 packs of explosives. So, roughly 8,000 per tower would have been rigged in secret and in so that sniffer dogs (brought in after the trade center attack in 1993) wouldn’t detect.  We’ll get to their rebuttal.

2. WhoSaid Jet Fuel Could Melt Steal Beams?

AttackonAmerica.net started this viral bug. They reject that burning jet fuel caused structural failure, which led the towers to collapse. “No kerosene…can burn hot enough to melt steel.” Kerosene burns between 800° and 1500°F. Steel melts at 2750°F. However, it is largely agreed that bending, (which happens at a much lower heat)rather than melting, led to the towers’ collapse.  The senior engineer at the American Institute of Steel Constructionstated  “Steel loses 50% of its strength at 1100°F.”

1. People’s Humanity

How was it done in secret? Well, everyone was paid off; The families of the dead; anyone who sawthe building being riddled with explosives, everyone.  The entertaining route here would be showing why this would come up to around five trillion dollars, but there’s a harder message coming. Bernard Brown was a pentagon employee, whose son died on-board the flight that crashed into the Pentagon. If he’d been at work, Bernard and his son would have perished together. To hear Avery claim that this father intentionally took a day off from work because heknew of the conspiracy thatwould kill his child is to turn a stomach. No amount of money would be enough.  The more the claims of conspiracy, the more legitimacy is taken from the survivors’ pain. That will never be okay.

September 9th, 2001 was one of the darkest days in world history, when thousands of people died within a matter of minutes as the largest buildings in the world collapsed to the ground. Much has happened since the crash of these great American buildings…
– See more at: http://www.september11fund.org/a-few-words/#sthash.wJLgXyZs.dpuf

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