Throw Back: Over 3,000 lives lost in worst terror attack ever, black day in history

Today happens to a black day in the history, on this day in 2001, people lost their lives in the worst terror strike on World Trade Center in New York City. This day is called 9/11 in the history. Perhaps those of us who witnessed the horrifying visuals on television news shall never be able to forget. The worst terror ever, the death includes numerous people who had either gone to visit someone in the offices of the Twin Tower or were tourists who stood to appreciate the beauty of the iconic buildings. Within minutes, the two iconic buildings crumbled with a blast.

The hijackers crashed the first two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and the third plane into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the American military) in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane was intended to hit a federal government building[d] in Washington, D.C., but crashed in a field following a passenger revolt. This was not only a big security breach but a big shame for then Clinton government in power and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as the intelligence could not sense the terror attack being masterminded.

Immediately, after the blast, President Clinton addressed the nation and promised to take revenge within a year by killing the prime accused and mastermind, the Al-Queda chief Bin Laden. However, Clinton failed to keep his promise, he lost the elections. It was President Barack Obama who with the help of US Army planned a secret strategy and got Laden killed at his Abbottabad in Pakistan while he was in his house with family.

Obama said, “And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network”. The people in USA showed their gratitude to Obama by electing him for the second term in power.

The US government decided not to construct buildings on the ground zero and keep it vacant as a mark of respect to lost lives in the 9/11 attack. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum) is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks

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