Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice CJUS399-1401B-01 Professor Russ Pomrenke IP 1 Michael Davidson Due date 2/25/14 Between the years of 1991-2001 the U.S. has witnessed a few terrorist attacks that have lead on to the largest attack known to this day as September 11th. During the timeframe chosen (1991-2001) there were warning signs that occurred and should have set in motion improved counter-terrorism policies. However, it did not occur. One may say because of the arrogance of government officials’ mentality of being “untouchable” we were vulnerable and left open for attacks. Because of the underestimation and lapse of judgment of the U.S. government officials, we were attacked by a force to reckon with, Al-Qaeda.
Everyone has their own definition; therefore this question has no definite answer. The people who are at fault is our government, not Americans. By recognizing the correct definition of terrorism and understanding how we are being manipulated by government officials, can we then stop supporting our
"I see the nose of the plane clearly entering the frame of one video and the tail of the plane entering the Pentagon in the other video." Many conspiracy Web sites have posted the video loops and report the films are inconclusive or were manipulated by the government. "Some folks will never be convinced," Fitton said. "But I'm hoping that these videos will dissuade reasonable people from falling into a trap with these conspiracy theories." University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, author of the book "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture," said the poll's findings reflect public anger at the unpopular Iraq war, realization that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction and growing doubts of the veracity of the Bush administration.
Iran-Contra Affair The Iran-Contra covert operation was a highly publicized political scandal that the public was made aware of in 1986 (Richelson, 419). The United States was involved with selling arms to Iran. In exchange for the arms, Iran was to secure the release hostages. In addition to the release of prisoners, the intelligence community was using the money from the arms deals to fund Contras in Nicaragua. This was controversial because the Reagan Administration had made it an explicit public policy not to engage in any deals with terrorists (Tower, 2).
In which was the world’s main concern in so many ways; that Moore turned his eye on George W. Bush and his misleading war on the terrorism agenda arguing. Bush failed businessman connections to the royal house of Saudi of Arabia and the Bin laden election on fraudulent circumstances was more important (Rather). Bush ignored warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners when that treacherous plane hit the New York building on September 11, killing innocent people working. But yet, Bush continued to send troops over, trying to prove a point that the Americans were much stronger, but actually it made them weaken as a nation, and in the armed forces as Moore stated in the documentary that the government failed more in that day than ever before. Moore named the film “Fahrenheit” which is a title of a book named Fahrenheit 451 by an author (Ray Bradbury) in which it is a book about burning of books literally, and figuratively.
Although however, this strained their relationship between the USSR from having conflicting national interests, this economic concept could be said to have been a huge tension between the USSR and America, as it excluded Russia, alienating them by spreading their capitalist ideologies and all the while ignoring their need for help in rebuilding themselves. Truman based his entire strategy of containment on George Kennan’s analysis of communism. Kennan implied the entire problem is the ideology, and the leaders who believe in it. The American hostility to communism therefore played a huge role in the shaping of the Cold War and showing the divide between the superpowers and highlighting the personalities and conflicting interests between
“The Detention Scandal” is an editorial taken from the America magazine. In this article, the authors show how national security is used as an excuse to keep the prisoners on the Guantanamo Bay. The authors try to prove how the fear of terrorism has blinded the U.S. government that it has made them deny the basic human rights. Everyone sees the wrong doings in Guantanamo Bay and knows it needs to be shut down but the fear of government to lose their “suspected” enemy combatants make it impossible. The authors use the different components of persuasion throughout the article.
What if the truth would either make or break a person or situation, is it still alright no matter what to say it?. In the documentary film farenheit 9/11 Michael Moore delivers a thrilling and captovation story that wished to exposed the truth about George bush. He focuses on exposing the 43rd American president with reference to administration wrong doings and terriost attacks on the pentagon and world trade center. Michael moored intention was to pretty much get rid of bush from the political party, he was bias to getting rid of
Others are skeptical or outright don’t believe America would uphold the Order and finally it is viewed by some as an attempt to regain some integrity after the Watergate scandal and failed assassination attempts of previous administrations. President Ronald Reagan was the last president to officially address the ban on assassinations. However, he set a precedent for interpretations of the ban that did allow individuals to be targeted without deeming it “assassination”. In 1986 the Libyan President Muammar Quaddafi bombed a Berlin club that was often frequented by American troops. In response to this Reagan ordered an air attack on the Palace of Quaddafi justifying it as
Wilson’s sympathies; 3.) Zimmermann telegram. * People reluctant to join due to the memory of the Civil War and the horrors of trench warfare, and the belief that it was Europe’s issue, not America’s. * Wilson’s response? Whip up enthusiasm through propaganda (Selective Service Act) and persecute those who spoke out against the war (Espionage Act).