Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in the United States. While the planes that crashed at the World Trade Center on September 11 claimed thousands of lives in the US, the flames of this fire started a dreadful game of slaughter all over the world.
Millions of lives were destroyed and trillions of rupees were lost and the map of the whole world changed.
The Tragedy of September 11, 2001, is a memorable event. The crash took place during the day in New York City, USA. Four passenger planes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center, a symbol of American capitalist supremacy, with more than 100 floors.
As a result of this accident, these buildings completely collapsed and several people lost their lives. This incident is attributed to terrorism and for this, Osama bin Laden was completely blamed for this incident and it is said that the head of al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization was based in Afghanistan, was living there.
At about eight o’clock in the morning on September 11, 2001, these accidents happened one after the other. The first passenger Boeing 757 collided with a 110-story tower in New York. 18 minutes later, another Boeing 757 collided with another tower.
Two passenger planes crashed into the skyscrapers of the World Trade Center in New York, causing the buildings to collapse. Just over an hour later, another hijacked Boeing 757 crashed into Pentagon headquarters, partially destroying the Pentagon. Half an hour later, news came that another plane, which was being hijacked and taken to the White House, was also a Boeing 757, which was shot down by fighter jets in Pennsylvania.
The attack on the World Trade Center killed 2,977 people. At the same time, the United States and its supporters suffered a financial crisis. As news of the attacks spread, world oil and gold prices soared, and the European currency, the euro, lost ground against the dollar.
Oil prices in the London market rose to 30 30.10 from 27 26.26 for the next month, October, while the oil market in New York closed with reports of attacks. Financial markets around the world were in turmoil.
The world’s largest stock exchange, New York, closed. The London Stock Exchange has been evacuated in the UK. Markets in Germany, Paris, Tokyo, Bonn, and Moscow, among others, suffered huge losses.
Motive behind the attack
Al-Qaeda had planned the attack many years ago and the result was finally witnessed globally on September 11, 2001. As the effects of the civil war in Afghanistan diminished somewhat, al Qaeda turned its attention to the United States, which needed a major upheaval.
Al Qaeda carried out the 9/11 attacks with great intensity, not only bringing the project to fruition, but also continuing a series of small-scale attacks, including the July 7 London bombings, the Madrid bombings, and the Bali bombings.
Impact on the world
US President George W. Bush initially blamed al-Qaeda for the attack but later videotaped Osama bin Laden’s confession after the invasion of Afghanistan. After the video, almost every country in the world stood and supported America and that’s when the US made it impossible for American Muslims to live peacefully.
In search of al-Qaeda and extremist Muslims, US agencies began searching for Muslim citizens for interrogation purposes, which was later reinforced by legislation, and these tragic deaths gave the United States the best opportunity to wage war on the world. The first target for Afghanistan.
Afghan war and Pakistan
The United States has turned to Afghanistan to capture Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the tragedy, however, the Taliban’s refusal to extradite al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden led the United States to invade Afghanistan from three sides and topple the Taliban government from Afghanistan within days.
Half an hour later, news came that another plane, which was being hijacked and taken to the White House, was also a Boeing 757, which was shot down by fighter jets in Pennsylvania.
Restrictions of America
After the 9/11 tragedy, air travel in the United States changed. There used to be security and checkpoints, but there was no interference. There were no long queues at the checkpoint, passengers were dropped off at the gate by family and friends.
All facilities and freedoms were taken away after four hijacked planes collided at the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. Two months after the incident, then-President George W. Bush approved legislation establishing the Transportation Security Administration. Since then, private security companies have been replaced by airplanes.
The trial of the five main suspects in the 9/11 attacks in the United States was resumed by a military court at Guantanamo Bay prison.
Al-Qaeda suspects have long been held in the same jail, including the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 tragedy, 56-year-old Pakistani Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, while the other four suspects are Ammar Balochi, Waleed bin Atash, Mazi bin Shabia, and Mustafa al-Hawsawi. One of them is Ammar Khalid Sheikh’s nephew, who is said to have remarried to Aafia Siddiqui when she fled the United States and came to Karachi.
Order to issue documents
US President Joe Biden has ordered the release of documents related to the 9/11 tragedy in six months, and hundreds of people, including victims and heirs of those killed, have called on the US president to “declassify” documents.
US President Joe Biden says he promised to release documents related to the 9/11 campaign. Fulfilling his promise before the 20th anniversary of the tragedy, he has signed a presidential decree.
The need for peace
The facts of the attacks in the United States are still hidden from the world. One opinion is that the attacks were carried out by the United States itself, while the statistics of the United States Department of Defense also raise many questions. However, the fact is that the tragedy of 9/11 and its aftermath claimed the lives of millions of innocent people.
At this time, the world is moving towards peace once again and it is noteworthy that the new government formed in Afghanistan today has given a positive message to the world by postponing the swearing-in ceremony due to the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. It is time to end this game of fire and blood and pave the way for peace.