‘War on terror’ essay On September 11th, the infamous terrorist organisation known as Al Qaeda committed an act of war against America. George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech declared war against all terrorist group committees with utter anger and disparagement. To illustrate this, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters, meanwhile, the Americans as victims of war. Bush then presents his own solution describing it as the only method that best helps not only American citizens, but the world’s nations as well. In George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters.
Case Study 1: Impetus of the DHS Case Study 1: Impetus of the DHS On September 11, 2001 the world changed in a matter of seconds. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed just 11 days after the attacks (Security, 2013). The attacks on 9/11 put in motion of the forming of the DHS, but the attacks my Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City and the first attack on the world trade center didn’t cause a need for concern to form the DHS. These were all horrendous acts of terrorism, but it took the act of 9/11 to form the DHS. I think that you have to look at the nature and the timing of the attacks in Oklahoma City and the first world trade center bombing to really determine why the DHS was formed after the attacks.
What is terrorism? The definition of terrorism is the “use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce” (www.dictionary.com). There are other definitions of the word terrorism, but I think this is the best definition. This is not what people think of when they hear the word terrorism, they think of things much worse; but for this essay I will be using this definition of terrorism, because I believe terrorism is dealing specifically with terrorizing people. Most people have become more aware of terrorism, since September 11th 2001, on this date members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group managed to hijack American Airlines Flight 11 and drive it into the World Trade Center, located in New York City.
To what extent was the USA’s response to international aggression based solely on protecting its own national interests in the years 1991-2004? In the years 1991 to 2004 the USA’s response international aggression was often based on protecting its own national interests. Post 9/11 especially saw the USA base nearly all of its responses on protecting its own national interests. However, on some occasions prior to 9/11 they did show some desire to protect global interests rather than just their own. Due to the events of the 11th September 2001 the USA began its war on terror, and specifically targeted was George Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ which included; Iran, Iraq and North Korea.
Possibly theory’s to the cover up have been: that the mafia black-mailed the government or in exchange for the cover up they would kill Castro. Castro’s Cuba Another popular theory is that Fidel Castro killed Kennedy by hiring Oswald. The motive for would have been that the CIA supported the mafia in their attempt to kill Castro and Castro said to JFK that his attempts would back fire on him. Faults in this theory is that as point out by Castro in 1991 is that ever since the Missile Crisis himself and John Kennedy had been improving relations and that if they had killed JFK Cuba would have suffered too much. The Soviets The motive for the soviets is that Khrushchev was humiliated in the missile crisis and could have easily instigated the assassination and people say that a soviet
9/11 Assignment Section One The bombing of the World Trade Center September 11th, 2001 shouldn’t have come as a surprise to the American people and its officials because of previous events leading up to 9/11. One event was when the FBI and Philippine police failed to communicate with one another after in a Philippines hotel the police captured Abdul Sheikh Murad and seized Ramzi Yousef’s laptop that contained plans to bomb major landmarks around the world, including the World Trade Center. In 1993 Ramzi Yousef detonates a truck bomb in the parking lot underneath the World Trade Center and killed six people. Later in 2000 military in Tampa, Florida ran a list of known terrorist and found Muhammad Atta and Al-Shehhi who were at the airport but wasn’t stop because they both had good U.S. Visas.
Nebojsa Sarkanovic Mr. Pletsch CLN-4UI December 21, 2012 The PATRIOT ACT: A Danger To Society “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (George Orwell, 1984). The United States of America is place outsiders look at as a land of freedom and opportunity; a safe haven for democracy and liberty. Unfortunately theses promises seem to be empty. In a country whose citizens demand both freedom and protection, the government has not been able to sufficiently meet its people’s needs. On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA.
This can be the case when referring to terrorist groups. Al-Qaeda is a stateless group of Islamic radicals involved in the horrific attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001 (Lutz, 2005). These atrocious acts on an innocent population instigated the ‘war on terror’ and caused the deployment of American, British and Australian troops into Middle Eastern territories. Although the morals of war have been present since the beginning of contemporary conflict, it wasn’t until the 13th century that British philosopher Saint Thomas Aquinas constructed the general outline of the traditional Just War Theory that is studied today (Moseley, 2009). According to Aquinas, the principles for engaging in warfare is that the cause of the war must be just, it can only be initiated by those who obtain proper authority and responsibility, the moral merit of our own outweighs the enemies, the intention of war is to restore peace, all non-violent alternatives must be tried,
Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse. The everyday, average American life is now plagued by fear, animosity, segregation, increased dependency of social assimilation, and increased Governmental manipulation. Ever heard of the expression: “Too much of a good thing can prove just as bad”? Well, sadly enough, this saying couldn’t be anymore true! After the great tragedy of 9/11¾as I already tried to explain¾an
Rachel Burkey Mr. Arthur Honors American History II 17 February 2014 Is Terrorism Preventable? Terrorism is defined as “deliberate use of random violence, especially against civilians, to achieve political goals.” Terrorism has been a tactic for religious and nonreligious groups for thousands of years. This strategy involves the idea that the most effective and direct way to affect someone is to affect what they care about. Safety is a necessity of humans and terrorists target that need. This is why terrorism is unpreventable and unable to be alleviated.