‘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.
Hitler, Stalin, and the Bomb Hitler and Stalin both share the dubious distinction of being two of the most destructive figures throughout all of history. The atrocities committed between the two of them against innocent people runs up into the millions. With Hitler, his rage was derived from his disdain to any Jewish person around believe that they truly were inferior to him. Stalin had a deep fear of people rising up against him and killed a mass amount of his own people just to suppress that fear that the people in his country might soon rebel against him. During the time period in which their reigns each occurred, nuclear science was starting to make some of its biggest discoveries in history.
September 11, 2001 was one of the most horrific and historic events of all time. It has made the American citizens stereotype Muslims and those Arabs who appear to be Muslims in America. Those innocent Arabs are being “punished” because of the terrorist groups that are against America and what we stand for. In America, they are no longer looked at the same way; they are all looked at like terrorists and horrible people. The events of 9/11 have created hatred, fear, discrimination and Americans have begun racial profiling because of the Arabs who participated in the attacks.
In this sense, Al Qaeda has had some success in affecting political change. Additionally, it could be argued that Al Qaeda lured the USA into an unwinnable war in Afghanistan costing it much blood and treasure in over a decade of fighting. On the other hand however, al Qaeda is in many ways a diminished force and is losing influence. Its direct involvement in recent terrorist attacks appears to be minimal, it is still yet to form a pan-Islamic caliphate and Israel remains strong. Al Qaeda’s retreat from Yemen in 2011 indicates that it has lost support at the grass roots level, and in Mali the BBC has suggested the militants are in ‘disarray’ after French military intervention.
After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
In other words, because of the jihad terrorists feel that they are enabled to kill in the name of Allah, and that is their stance. Considering the fact that in many cases a jihad is caused because of a clash between followers of different religions, each of whom believes that God is on their side and that the other side is of Satan, Al-Khaled does not understand why these terror organizations are killing so many Muslims in the name of God. In the documentary, we met a recruiter for Al-Qaeda named Zaid, who is tied to the suicide bombing that happened at Al-Khaled’s wedding. When asked about the event of many Muslims being killed by a terrorist that claimed it was God’s will, he
Ayatollah Khomeini one of the 20th century's most ruthless leaders. As a 70-year-old grandfather, Khomeini pulled off one of the most daring revolutions in history and served a crushing blow to America. Osama bin Laden was the cause for 911 and many other Terrorist attacks. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Osama joined the Afghan resistance, believing it was his duty as a Muslim to fight the occupation. Last but not least he was shot in the leg, sentenced to death, escaped twice from prison, led a successful one-day revolution, and became the leader of his country mostly while still in college.
Americans evacuated buildings, shut down airports, and rushed to see their loved ones because they were terrified of what might happen next . After that tragic day, terrorism has become more of an alarming topic than ever before. So many questions arose after the attack on the United States. Why would someone want to commit such a horrible act? Why would a person kill themselves only to kill others?
The overall threat both presidents insist exists is that “terrorists,” Osama bin Laden in particular (Bush, 2005), or “aggressors,” a faceless enemy simply referred to as “he” (Johnson, 1967), will “threaten the peace of the entire region and perhaps the world” (Johnson, 1967), “by toppling governments, by driving us out of the region, and by exporting terror” (Bush, 2005). The threat is real, as both speeches enumerate repeatedly: We must “defeat them abroad before they attack us at home” (Bush, 2005), because “if they are not checked now the world can expect to pay a greater price to check them later” (Johnson, 1967). Fear of the enemy is verified in describing him as “waging a campaign of murder and destruction. And there is no limit to the innocent lives they are willing to take” (Bush, 2005), because “we are dealing with a stubborn adversary who is committed to the use of force and terror to settle political questions” (Johnson, 1967). To
The United States and its coalition partners remain at war against al Qaeda and its affiliates in Afghanistan and around the world. Since Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States in 1996, al Qaeda and its partners have launched repeated attacks that have killed thousands of innocent Americans and hundreds of civilians from other countries. The administration states that the law of armed conflict