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Andreas Roch

on 12 May 2010

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Transcript of 9/11

Terrorism “the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological.” can be used in times of war and times of peace
many ways to reach goals
9/11 4 planes were hijacked 08:46 Uhr flight AA 11 hits north tower of WTC
09:03 Uhr the second plane (flight UA 175) hits south tower
09:37 Uhr flight AA 77 crashes into the Pentagon.
09:59 Uhr the south tower collapses
10:03 Uhr flight UA 93 crashes into a field near Pittsburgh
10:28 Uhr the north tower collapses

Response Bush speech after 9/11 The Attackers FBI was able to determine all names and informations about the hijackers
The ring-leader was Mohammed Atta from Egypt-->luggage didn’t make the way from the airport to his plane
There were 19 hijackers (all men)

Osama Bin Laden masterminded the 9/11 attack
was born in Saudi Arabia in 1956 to a wealthy family
In 1979 he founded the network al-Qaeda
Despite extensive military operation it is still not known where he is or even if he is still alive

War on Terror campaign launched by US under George W. Bush with support from the UK and the NATO
After impact on WTC Bush called western world to fight terrorism and regimes that shelter them
Pentagon 9/11 War on terror Casualties and Damage Altogether: 2995 deaths
246 died on planes
at least 200 jumped down the burning tower
numerous buildings were destroyed headquarters of the United States Department of Defense in Virginia
on 9 11, 5 terrorists hijacked Flight 77
9:37 a.m. it crashed into the Pentagon
189 people died

20th of September 2001 President Bush delivered Ultimatum to Taliban government in Afghanistan to hand over Osama bin Laden.
The Taliban demanded evidence
US refused to provide any evidence.
In October 2001 the US Army invaded Afghanistan.

In January 2002 US forces deployed to the Philippines to assist in fighting Filipino Islamist groups. The major enemy was the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
Philippines Since 1990 the Iraq had been listed as a state sponsor of international terrorism.
After the iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fell out of US favor, he began to be a problem for the UNO because of the use of chemical weapons against Iranians and Kurds.
On March 19, 2003, the Iraq War began
the invasion of Iraq was launched the next day on March 20, 2003.
May 1, 2003, Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.
However -->insurgency arose against the US-led coalition
This insurgency led to far more coalition casualties than the invasion.
Iraq Casualties not sure how many victims
60 000 to over one million in Iraq + 10 000 - 50 000 in Afghanistan

Long-term effects The attacks had a significant economic impact on the United States and world markets
secutity checks
feeling of unity in the US

Conspiracy theories allege that the September 11 attacks in 2001 were either intentionally allowed to happen or were a false flag operation orchestrated by an organization with elements inside the United States government.
missile hit the Pentagon --> eye-witnesses, parts of plane
WTC insurance

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