Popular Mechanics publish the myths and theories on the unanswered questions of September 11, 2001. A theory of the inability for the planes crashed into the towers were unable to melt the steel framing of the building. The jet fuel was 1500 degrees, and to melt steel, it must be 2750 degrees. If only kerosene fire is hot enough to melt steel, they believe the materials in the building burned hot enough to melt the framing of the tower, resulting in its fall. This theory correlates to the destruction inside the building and the added terror inside causing the building to fall faster. Citation: Person. “Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - The World Trade Center.” Popular Mechanics, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2018.
Clarissa Ward and Randall Joyce travel to Syria for a 60 minute showing of an interview with an extremist. Her surprising find in the interview was the unsuspected want for the extremist to talk for long periods of time. She found through the interview his main want in publicizing his belief, which was to “end democracy and establish Sharia law throughout the West and the world.” This interview showed the eager want for the extremist to communicate their beliefs to the public and the journalist, when expecting a timid, unopened discussion with Ward. Citation: CBS News. “Face-to-Face with an Extremist.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 14 June 2015.
Alastair Gray tells the story of a train bombing in Madrid. The funding of the attack was made by the producing and selling of fake brands and pirated CDs and films in America. “You wouldn't buy a live scorpion, because there's a chance that it would sting you on the way home, but would you still buy a fake handbag if you knew the profits would enable someone to buy bullets that would kill you and other innocent people six months later? Maybe not” (Gray). Gray brings light to the realization of the importance of buying goods that are not pirated or fake branded, and to be aware of the marketer. This study related back to the idea of Terrorism being a small part of everyone's daily life. Resulting in a big change or terror in the future, based on small events and actions of selling handbags and CDs. Citation: Gray, Alastair. “How Fake Handbags Fund Terrorism and Organized Crime.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, Nov. 2017.
The photos provided by Michael Hardy was a way of him expressing the want for taking the emotion out of these images. He wanted to do so in the hope for the reader to see that the War on Terror is all around us, expressing the normality in the images giving those a sensation of fear. This was helpful in seeing the counterinTuitive approach Hardy gave in showing the importance of the war by photographing insignificant yet symbolic objects. Citation: Hardy, Michael. “The War on Terror Is All Around Us.” Wired, Conde Nast, 11 May 2018.
An opinion made by the Editorial Board of the New York Times states the unfulfilled commitment of the medical staffs duty to find the identities of all those who were lost in the attack on the World Trade Center. There is still 40% of those who died in 911, that are unclaimed unidentified people with families who would like their recovery. As Dr. Sampson had said they made a promise to the families of those who died, they are slow to find that they cannot insure that everyone will be found. That it was an unrealistic promise made to those families, but instead they will “do their best to find.” This article shows the intensity of the recovery from this attack, that the amount of lives lost was not possible in documenting all of those who were lost. Leaving this the most monumental terror brought upon the United States due to the amount of casualties that day. Citation: Board, The Editorial. “9/11: Finding Answers in Ashes 16 Years Later.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 11 Sept. 2017.
An article written by Richard Jackson discusses the ideas of political connection of the recent attacks on our nation, to the Cold War. Due to the lack of security, international law, and cooperation of the government, these attacks were prevalent and began the terrorism campaign in September 11, 2001. This article was of help to the understanding of the government's role in the National Security Agency, which increases the strict rules and regulation large public areas like TSA pre checks, border checks, etc. Citation: Jackson, Richard. “War on Terrorism.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 27 Apr. 2017.