The sun rose Wednesday morning over the absence of a national landmark, a smoldering ruins within lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers had stood for over thirty years. Two transcontinental jets were hijacked while in flight to Los Angeles, California, and intentionally crashed into the two World Trade Center towers at around 9 a.m. EST. These planes were loaded with jet fuel that ignited a hellish blaze that sent temperatures at the point of impact soaring to an estimated 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Within in hour of impact with the two towers, each tower had collapsed to the ground leaving our country in total disbelief of how to comprehend what just happened on our soil to our fellow Americans.
Terrorism erodes a sense of security and safety at both the individual and community level. It can challenge the natural need of humans for the world to be predictable, orderly and controllable (Glanz). Studies have shown that deliberate violence creates longer lasting mental health effects than natural disasters or accidents. The consequences both for individuals and the community are prolonged, and survivors often feel that injustice has been done to them. This can lead to anger, frustration, helplessness, fear, and a desire for revenge. Studies have shown that acting on this anger and need for revenge can increase feelings of anger, guilt, and distress, rather than decreasing them. Nevertheless, President George W. Bush warned'the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts? (Kennedy). .
Terrorism is an act that must stop and be eliminated to allow humans to function in a sane and natural manner. This incident will be one that will encompasses our lives for years or even decades to come. The attack on America is an attack on the world and the well being of individuals in other countries across the globe. Thousands of people died, who were fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters to us all, we must reataliate against those who committed these horrifying acts against our great nation.