The movie, Argo, is loosely based off the rescue of six American diplomats during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The movie features both historical accuracies and inaccuracies. The beginning of the movie starts off showing a very accurate portrayal of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and how it came about. Just like in the movie, the crisis started all because of the US backing of an operation that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, who they feared favored the soviets. The US then backed the Shah, who took over as an absolute monarch in Iran, using violent suppression to put down any opposition.
Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view. Overall, George Bush uses emotional appeal, metaphors, and tone to portray Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters which persuades the audience to recognise his contention and accept his point of view. Americans are depicted as victims of war from the September 11th terrorist incident with George Bush’s speech. An anecdote is used in the first paragraph to portray this: “...Americans have known the casualties of war--but not at the centre of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks—but never before on thousands of civilians.
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. The USA used their war on terror so to legitimise their actions worldwide thus destroying any hopes for a post cold war collective international security, therefore basing their response to international aggression on protecting their own national interests. This is seen with the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. Together with Britain they acted unilaterally in order to remove the al-Qaeda and capture bin Laden, who was the prime suspect for the 9/11 attacks. The USA believed its actions were justified by labelling them as self defence under Article 51 of the UN charter.
About a month an a half after the tragic attacks the United States government passed a new law called the USA Patriot Act, signed by President at the time George W. Bush. The USA PATRIOT ACT is an acronym that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act (gpo.gov). The PATRIOT ACT posses a greater threat to American liberty than terrorism itself. This is true because the PATRIOT ACT gives the government undemocratic power that is immoral to society, it directly violates amendments and there have been actual cases where the PATRIOT ACT harmed innocent people and was used unsuccessfully. Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time.
George Bush: Not a smart President, but a Heroic President all the same One of the most heroic people in the publics’ eye is George Bush the 44th president of the United States. On September the 12th after the World Trade Center had been destroyed by Muslim extremists Mr. Bush addressed the people of the United States. He looked Americans in the eyes and said that Al Qaeda may have shaken the foundations of the World Trade Center, but they have not shaken the foundations of this country. George Bush has shown his heroic nature by; leading our country to war, facing criticism, and standing firm in what he believes. After September 11th Mr. Bush took immediate action in mobilizing the United States military for the war on terror.
Last year's most lethal incidents were carried out by the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, Nigeria's Boko Haram, al Qaeda in Iraq, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and ISIL, according to the report. Snowden's impact Tina Kaidanow, the State Department's top counterterrorism official, said the revelations by Edward Snowden of classified National Security Agency surveillance programs has degraded America's ability to monitor and prevent
The Response (1) War on Terror In response to 9/11, George W. Bush, the US president established the War on Terror. There primary goal was to defeat Al-Qaeda and the Taliban dictatorship that was running Afghanistan and who were protecting Osama Bin Laden. On 7th October 2001 troops from US and the UK invaded Afghanistan. While the Taliban was defeated in weeks, Osama Bin Laden survived until 2011 and as of January
On September 11, 2001, the United States was invaded for the first time since the War of 1812 also known as “America’s second war of Independence”. Terrorist’s that had been living in America boarded and hijacked civilian airlines, leading to the deaths of many American’s. By no means should we forfeit all Individual Privacy Rights but we should find a way to work with the government that protects us to better our National Security. The terrorist acts of 9/11 forced the U.S Government to take action and create the USA Patriot Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. This act reduced the restrictions for U.S. agencies gathering information and intelligence within the United States.
Rhetorical analysis - Bush’s speech. On a cloudless fall day in September 2001, 19 terrorist attacked USA and made it into front pages of every newspaper in the entire world. The whole world’s population were shocked, and never before have people conjectured that the terrorists would attack the United States of America. Same evening, at the time president, George W. Bush held a speech, whose intention was to calm the U.S. population and to warn the terrorist and the rest of the world about an eventually war. Bush’s intentions with the speech is to calm the country, and be their president.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. Although the group's leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004, he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives for the attacks. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers.