Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror Review
I was six years old when the World Trade Centres fell and because of that I only know what I do from the research I have conducted myself. Now the Internet is a great place to do such research, but there’s a lot that can be missed, and this docu-series really opened my eyes to aspects that I didn’t even think of.
This series looks at all the details of what led up to 9/11, why it happened, how it happened, and the aftermath up until today which is really interesting to see. It goes into the wars that happened pre-9/11 and how that started the rise of the Taliban as well as Osama bin Laden, and how George Bush, Obama and Trump all dealt with the situation that happened after 9/11.
I think it’s crazy how one event can have such a ripple effect on everything else in our lives. So many peoples’ lives have changed because of one groups’ actions, and I’m not just talking about the Americans, but other people around the world too. And how even now because of 9/11 and the Taliban other hate groups like ISIS have been able to grow and become a big threat in a lot of western society.
I found this series absolutely fascinating because it gave you so much information. Of course some of it could be seen as biased towards America, but a lot of it did seem to stay impartial at least in my eyes. It was also quite gruesome and didn’t hold back on all the facts and figures and images that were taken not only from the day of the attacks, but also during the war that ensued afterwards, and a lot of these images are very hard to see but are so important to see because you have to understand the size of what happened.
It’s fascinating that our world has so many different points of view and so much free reign over what we want to do with our lives and how we want to conduct it. From certain people in the Taliban regime they may see what happened as good, whereas us on the western side of the world see it as bad, and it’s crazy how we’re all just living on this space rock hurtling through an endless universe and that we can’t get along. It’s mad how much we allow our own anger and fear and resentment harm other people, when if we just decided to see other people’s perspectives, maybe there wouldn’t be so much tragedy.
If you want to learn more about 9/11 then I highly recommend this documentary because it gave me so much new insight to things that either I didn’t care to think about when I was younger or had simply missed. There is so much to 9/11 that doesn’t involve the actual day and even now so many years on it’s still a tragedy that we are all coming to terms with.
Until next time.