Today, September 11, 2021 makes it 20 years since Osama Bin Laden led al-qaeda terrorists hijacked three commercial planes and attacked the World Trade center and the Pentagon killing 2,996 people (2,977 victims + 19 al-Qaeda terrorists) in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The terrorists were trained in Afghanistan when the country was under the Taliban rule, and 20 years after, despite a 20 year war, billions of dollars spent, thousands of US soldiers killed, the country is now back to the Taliban’s rule with even more equipments and armoury under their control.
As America and its allies remember this day, here are some photos of the traffic event that bring to mind the constant threat terrorists will always pose to civilized Nations.
After the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, Kelly Guenther grabbed her camera gear and ran to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade that overlooks the New York Harbor and the skyline of Lower Manhattan to snap the second plane.
People run as one of the towers of the World Trade Center collapses in New York City.
“America is under attack,” -White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispers into the ear of US President George W. Bush as Bush was visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida, on the morning of September 11.
Women react as they witness the collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower, about a half-mile away on Canal Street.
People carry the Rev. Mychal F. Judge, the chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, after he was fatally struck by falling debris at the World Trade Center.
Marcy Borders stands covered in dust as she takes refuge in a New York City office building after one of the towers collapsed.
A New York City firefighter calls for 10 more rescue workers to help as he works in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 14, 2001.
People make their way through smoke, dust and debris on New York’s Fulton Street, about a block from the collapsed towers on September 11.