How has this topic been represented in pop culture, if at all?
It wasn't really put into pop culture. When this happened it was shown on the news then life went on as usual
Short Term Effect:
1. The great lost on people and buildings. The U.S. Lost two Embassies close to the Middle East that were doing well.
2. Al Qaeda felt they had won a fight which inspired them to become more aggressive and offensive.
Long Term Effect:
1. People blame the U.S. for the destruction around their towns which created an anti-American atmosphere in the local area . Many said that if the U.S. Embassies weren't there, then there wouldn't have been a bombing.
2. In order to prevent this events ever happen again, US government put more attention to the protection of their embassies.