What happened on September 11, 2001? Planes were hijacked by Al Qaeda members and smashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in West Virginia. We all know this information. But what we as the American people do not know is how this could have happened! How could nineteen men cause so much catastrophe and strife! How could these men board airplanes with four inch knives, mace, and tear gas! Security guards were negligent in the Airports. Bill Clinton failed to act upon the Al Qaeda after the attack on the USS Cole. George W. Bush also failed to act upon this radical jihad organization and instead of jumping into action on the morning of September 11 when he was notified that a 747 crashed into one the most important structures in the entire United States he sat for literally fifteen minutes in a classroom of elementary school students and finished listening to the children read! His reasoning: "I wanted to establish calmness among the American people." America undergoing the largest attack in its history and George Bush' main concern is calmness... Another extreme act of negligence on 9/11 involved the U.S. Air Force. When instructed to escort the hijacked planes to their destination, the F-16 aircrafts involved flew out into the Atlantic Ocean instead of New Jersey where the hijacked 747 aircraft were traveling. The pilots reasoning was that they thought they were instructed to fly over the Atlantic Ocean to intercept a Nuclear Missile from "The Russians.
" In the 9/11 Commission Report seems devoid of any acts to prevent these attacks both before the attack and during the attack. How could there have been such a large number of people involved in this accident and none of them did anything to prevent any part of this plan of destruction the terrorist carried out with ease? There were a disgusting amount of instances where a single person could have stopped the whole thing before it was carried out. CAPPS (Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System) picked out Atta (one of the hijackers) as a person to be subject to more security measures. The security guards held his bag until he was on the plane then after he boarded the plane he got his bag back which held bottles of mace, knives, and tear gas. If the guards would have done their job correctly and searched Atta's bag thoroughly it is entirely possible that the hijack attempt could have failed. If only the government and airport security would have performed their jobs the way they were trained the attacks would never have happened.