9/11 Attacks

Gus Lindell, 2/24/17
"No one anticipated planes with 100, 200 innocent people to be turned into weapons, killing everybody."
9/11 Attacks

Introductory Profile: Introduction

My Dad, Chuck Lindell, works at the Austin American Statesman, and was in DC at the time of the pentagon attack, and wrote about it for their newspaper.

As I'm sure you know, 9/11 was a terrorist attack performed by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001. 4 planes were hijacked; two were piloted into the World Trade Center towers, one was crashed into the pentagon, and the fourth was piloted into a field, after the crew took control of the plane again.

These attacks changed a lot of political views, such as opinions on the middle east and border security. This also (for better or for worse) confirmed many people’s beliefs on radical Islamic terrorism. This attack caused a lot of the debate we see today relating to immigration and terrorism.