Summary and Reflection: Everyone would and still will say that Osama Bin Laden is responsible for the crimes committed on September 11th, 2001. I somewhat agree with the things people say about the 9/11 attacks and I disagree at the same time because the U.S. President was also in on the attacks as well. Every year if you look more into it, the buildings explode moments before the planes even hit the building. Regardless though, 2,996 people lost their lives for basically going to work that morning and children not knowing what was going on. Al Qaeda had mostly to do these accidents, but it isn’t all the fingers pointing at them. I honestly think it’s a 60% Al Qaeda and a 40% of the U.S. President with the whole situation, but of course they have to play it off like nothing ever happened and when they did do that, then the situation unfolded. MLA Citation: Bell, Chris. “The People Who Think 9/11 May Have Been an 'inside Job'.” BBC News, BBC, 1 Feb. 2018, www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-42195513. “Investigation Unit.” ABC News, ABC News Network, abcnews.go.com/.
Summary and Reflection: “At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers or as a result of the crashes. Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority. The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men” (CNN). MLA Citation: “September 11th Terror Attacks Fast Facts.” CNN, Cable News Network, 24 Aug. 2017, www.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/september-11-anniversary-fast-facts/index.html.
Summary and Reflection: The 9/11 attacks were a set up in American history. The planes did crash into the buildings, but there were already bombs planted into the buildings and The U.S. president at the time George W. Bush knew about the whole incident, he just wanted to start a war and was behind the attacks of 9/11. “Even still so, 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, including the 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes, including: 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the plane crash-landed in Pennsylvania” (A&E Television Networks). The nearly 3,000 people who died that day didn’t have to die, they had nothing to do with the incident and were only going to work or visit family and died because terrorists feel the need to harm others because they are mad at the world or a certain race. MLA Citation: History.com Staff. “9/11 Attacks.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, Dec. 2010, www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks.
Summary and Reflection: I like the first sentence of the article when it says “Black and white photographs often feel more genuine than color images — more truthful, somehow — especially those depicting historical events” (Wallace). The picture shows us what the soldiers went through in the war and why it matters to be in their shoes. They go through a lot in war and no one really realizes it and when the casualties start to rise, then eyes start to open question “Why did my loved one have to go into war with that dying in the war?” MLA Citation: Wallace, Vaughn. “Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I.” Time, Time, 10 Nov. 2013, time.com/3803957/rare-color-photographs-from-the-trenches-of-world-war-i/.
Summary and Reflection: I like the world with the shaded colors showing us where the American soldiers were posted around the world during the war. The war had American soldiers around the world to protect the country they were trying to defend and not only that, but this sentence catches my attention “State Department approved a $700 billion defense budget for 2017-18, far more than Mr. Trump even requested” (Americas Forever Wars). In my opinion, the article look like they are in some kind of catastrophe and need to go, but want to take a family portrait and then flee to safety, but from the looks of it, you never know that the family made it or if they were even fleeing from anything. It was probably just a normal day and they were taking a picture just to do it. MLA Citation: Board, The Editorial. “America's Forever Wars.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/opinion/americas-forever-wars.html?ref=topics.
Summary and Reflection: When you first jump on the website, it looks like the website is started with a family portrait and in black and white coloring. It’s like the picture is during an economic crisis and this photo is in a point where it looks like something may happen to them in the near future. Maybe the picture is just a normal family picture and nothing is about to happen, just from the looks of it at first glance, that’s what I see. The family look like they are ready for evacuation though because of the dads face. MLA Citation: Tolbert, Kathryn. “From Hiroko to Susie: The Untold Stories of Japanese War Brides.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 22 Sept. 2016, www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2016/09/22/from-hiroko-to-susie-the-untold-stories-of-japanese-war-brides/?noredirect=on&tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.ee7fee6b8047.