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
Event Analysis Leslie S. Purdy PAD540 International Public Administration October 31, 2013 Dr. Joseph McCue September 11, 2011 Introduction During the years before 9/11 somewhere in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan the plan was born in the brain of Osama bin Laden and his fellow warriors against the Sovjets to carry out an attack against the Great Satan USA. The events of September 11, 2001 are undeniably and inarguably the most significant acts of terrorism and aggression ever perpetrated against this country. It is indisputable that the three destructive occurrences at the World Trade Center's north tower, south tower and the Pentagon, were well-planned, orchestrated and coordinated events and are inescapably tied
This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”. Furthermore, Blair says “just a choice; defeat it or be defeated it”. These charged words and many more are the backbone to Blair’s address to the nation.
Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time. After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the whole American nation was swept with overwhelming fear, anger and patriotism. An analogy for this
President Bush proclaimed a national state of emergency. On the same day the US Congress adopted a joint resolution, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, empowering the President to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of
The Looming Tower “The Looming Tower,” the title of Lawrence Wright’s remarkable new book about Al Qaeda and 9/11, refers not only to the doomed towers of the World Trade Center, but also to a passage in the Koran, which Osama bin Laden quoted several times in a speech exhorting the 19 hijackers to become martyrs to their cause: “Wherever you are, death will find you/even in the looming tower.” Wright’s book, based on more than 500 interviews gives the reader a searing view of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a view that is at once wrenchingly intimate and boldly sweeping in its historical perspective The story begins in November 1948 with Sayyid Qutb, a middle-aged Egyptian writer, coming to America amidst a crisis of faith. When he returned to Egypt a couple years later, he did so having become radicalized. In America he saw only what he recognized as depravity and would go on to write screeds decrying the materialism of the West, individual freedoms, etc. He saw America as a "spiritual wasteland" which celebrated sexuality and relegated religion to the backwaters. Qutb serves as a suitable entry point because his views would form the basis of radical Islam as we know it today.
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.
In this paper we will examine the impact of 9/11 on Americans and the U.S. economy and why the U.S. responded to the terrorism by enacting the USA Patriot act to “protect” America, which had become a big controversial issue to Americans. Another topic we will discuss is the negative effects of the Patriot Act such as violating Americans civil liberties and how the government stereotyped and secretly arrested Arab or Muslim citizens. The tragedy of 9/11 has impacted America in many ways and ever since then, America has made a lot of changes to prevent another tragedy, such as the national security which is tighter than it has ever been in recent years, especially in airports. According to Jennie Wood’s article, she mentions that the airport has way too many restrictions on what to bring in the plane for every traveler, such as, “Liquids and toiletries have to be a certain size and placed in clear, sealed bags. No food or bottled water is allowed through security.
In the speech, “Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” Bush’s overall purpose was to not only inform the United States on the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon but to give the Nation a plan of action. On September 11th, 2001 America was attacked by a group of terrorist know as al Qaeda. Bush states “Tonight we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution.” (52). He
Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred. In response, Bush announced a global War on Terrorism, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq in 2003. In addition to national security issues, Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, and social security reform. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act, and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors. His tenure saw national debates on immigration and Social Security.