In this Esquire interview, Fussman interviews a 9-11 survivor named Michael Wright. Wright had worked as an accountant in the World Trade Center in the top levels of the building. Michael Wright describes his experience evacuating the building and also the feeling of when the strike took place. The way he describes the impact of the plane brings chills to the reader, such as when he describes the feeling of a large earthquake and then the sway of the building and its pillars. He then describes the descend down to the ground floor and the obstacles in their way, pared with the description of the emotions running through the building and through everyone. Michael Wright’s interview was a very effective piece describing a major event of the War on Terror in the 9-11 attacks. With Wright’s vivid descriptions and imagery, he allows the audience to gain a grasp of what it somewhat must have been like to be in the World Trade Center when it was struck. Yet nobody will ever fully understand the fear of this event unless they were truly there, you can feel the emotions of everyone in the building.
In this speech, the labour leader of Britain lays out his vision for British the foreign policy. He addresses a number of different terrorist attacks that all took place in Britain, such as the attacks in Westminster, London, and Manchester. Corbyn addresses the fact that the threat of terrorism has raised throughout the world. Also the terrorists are not only seeking out adults, but are also targeting the young and the children. Corbyn also explained how the smaller populations use terrorism as a tactic of attempting to get the karger nations to turn communities against each other. Jeremy Corbyn’s speech furthered the emotion towards the War on Terror. It brought a feeling of pride and nationalism, in the way he says that he explains how the terrorist attacks will not break their pride. I feel like many other nations can relate to Corbyn’s speech because terrorism has affected numerous nations, big or small. I feel I can relate to this speech because in the United States, there have been quite a few terrorist attacks, such as the 9-11 attacks, yet our nation has sticked together and stayed strong.
The documentary gives a reflection to the 3-day Beslan terror attack. The siege took place in a school in a small Russian town named Beslan in 2004. The onslaught was carried out by a group of Chechen terrorists in demand for the halt of the war in Chechnya. The video explains the details of the hostage situation of the 1,200 parents and children in the school. The hostages were all kept in the gym where 30 terrorists watched over them. They all stayed there for three days, without food, water, or restroom usage. A number of hostages had died solely from the horrific conditions while the rest died from either being shot or from the bombings. The result of this attack was about 330 people killed, mostly children. A large number of hostages soon ran out of the school through windows in the gym to safety after a large sequence or multiple explosions and gunfire; while the rest relocated to the cafeteria. Later a force of Spetsnaz troops raided the school, fighting with the terrorists for hours. The documentary largely improved my knowledge of the Beslan terror attack. This attack exemplifies the War in Terror because the terrorists were protesting a war by resorting to an unhuman onslaught of the school. Through this documentary, they used great detail and real video taken by photographers during the hostage situation.
Time Magazine uses very effective images portraying the emotions and events occuring during the 9-11 attack. The attack was carried out by a group of Islamic extremists named the al-Qaeda on four different flights. The objective: a suicide mission to kill as many civilians as possible. In the first image used, you can see one of the two planes to strike the twin towers. While the third plane was set out for the Pentagon and the fourth plane was overrun by passengers, causing a crash landing in a field in Pennsylvania. As a result to these attacks, there were about 3,000 civilians that had died and an ignite to the United States combat against terrorism. The use of images by Time Magazine was very successful because it allows the audience to somewhat relive the horrible events of that day. The images of the people jumping from the top of the buildings brought about a lot of emotion, because it put into perspective what they were going through for jumping from the top of the tallest U.S. buildings to be their best option.
The Maclean’s article puts light to the bombing of the Air India flight 182. The bombing occured in 1985 by a group of Islamic extremists who had planted multiple bombs on the plane. The tragedy resulted in the deaths of 329 people on the plane. Chakraborty also states that Canada believes the attack to be more of an Indian issue, yet there were 280 people on that flight who were Canadian citizens. This article allowed for explanation of the situation and questioned why the event had not been made a public memory for Canada. It was not until the United State’s New York attack on the Twin Towers that Canada created a memorial and brought more recognition to the tragedy. This terrorist attack is an example of the War on Terror because it was one of many attacks on a plane, which resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives.
The Humans Rights Watch news article explains the devastating attack in Nigeria in 2014. The attack was carried out by Islamist, Boko Haram. Officials have indicated the onslaught to be “widespread”. This was because the killings and abuses took place in about 70 different towns and villages in northeast Nigeria. As the result, there was a minimum of 2,053 civilians dead in 95 attacks across the area. Most of the attacks took place in highly populated areas such as marketplaces, schools, or soccer matches. I am glad I read this article because I hadn’t even known that this event had happened until I read it. This attack has not been in the news so there is also no way for the public to know about it either. While reading this article, I became confused as to why this hasn’t been in the news more and why I have not heard about it. It also brought up a sort of aggravation towards those who carried out the attacks, because the intended offensive had no sufficient way of defending themselves from the assailants. The article exemplifies a large part of the war on terror because this was one of the largest terror attacks, yet was somewhat slept under the rug by the public eye.