"Osama bin laden himself stated 9/11 was to wake up the american people, commit an act so harsh towards actual Americans that they would ask "why me?" and research the situation. Eventually finding out that they had been attacked because of their countries foreign policy in the middle east. Removing American military bases from Saudi Arabia and cutting off support to regimes like Israel.
This as we know, did not happen. Most Americans didn’t even bother to ask why it happened and just assumed it was all about religion and backed retaliation. Americas presence is bigger than it ever was in the middle east, and Israel still gets funded billions in military aid.
The Terrorists have not won. Their goal wasn’t for you to get patted down in an airport ffs. The goal wasn’t even to “terrorise” you into living in constant fear where the word terrorist comes from. Their goal was to get you to rise up against your own government to make sure this never happened again.
So no, the terrorists lost, the american people lost, the only winner is the actual US government who got more control, both over it’s own people and the people of the middle east.”