Where were you 17 years ago? Where were you when the deadliest terrorist attach by the Al-Qaeda extremist group hit the United States. Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the whole world panicked at the devastation of the World Trade Center and the unfortunate destruction of hundreds of lives?
I remember, I was in my hostel at the university when the event was announced. I didn’t get to watch the news on the Television because there was non around me at that time, neither was I able to browse the web because the internet was scarcely in use at the time.
It was much later that I was able to learn the devastating effects of this dastardly act perpetuated by the Osama Bin Laden led Al-Qaeda terrorist group. The September 11 (9/11) attack were a series of four coordinated terrorist attaches by the Islamic terrorist group Known as Al-Qaeda against the United States of America.
The location of the attacks were the World Trade Center (WTC) New York, the Stonycreek township, and Arlington county. The attacks which included aircraft hijacking, suicide attack, recorded total number of 2,996 (2.977 victims and 19 hijackers) deaths. The victims were members of different nationals including Africans, Asians to mention a few.
This terrorist attack defined the president George W.Bush administration, and consequently triggered the United States initiatives to combat terrorism. The attackers which were reportedly sponsored by the Saudi fugitive, Osama Bin Laden, were said to have acted in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War as well as its continued presence in the Middle East.
The response of the United Sates to the September 11 attack was instructive in President Bushe’s televised address a day after the attacks. He Said, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot sent the steel of American resolve.”
Ten years later, Osama Bin laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attack was tracked down and killed by the U.S Seal at his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Seventeen years after the terrorist attack, the United States and the entire world continues to fight against insurgence and terrorism which continues to threaten our peaceful coexistence.
The United States continuous defends of Israel and other Allies continues to generate resistance and enemies from the Middle East and this is not sure to stop until the end of the world.
If the death of Osama was thought to be the end of Terrorism, the terrorist and wars going on in all part of the world has proven that hatred, inhumanity, wars and rumors of wars are all signs of the end time, and an indication that the world is approaching its limit in a matter of time.
If all these things would be, what manner of man you ought to be!? There’s no amount of peace talks that can bring peace to this world. Tragedies, famines, wars and afflictions are are to abound but those who put their trust in God will survive this world that is destined for destruction.
As we continue to hope for a safer world, our heartfelt prayers goes to the families of those who lost loved ones at the unfortunate events.
Where do you stand? Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His night. We are winning! Yea, we are winning!
For more on 9/11 history read: https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-attacks