What, it’s Our Fault Too? Most would agree that Osama bin Laden holds great responsibility for the execution of the September 11th attacks on the United States of America and that he deserves punishment for his crimes against humanity. In the attacks, he simultaneously slaughtered thousands of innocent people and caused the mental and emotional anguish of millions. Though Americans are quick to become defensive at the mention of the attacks, it is essential that we as Americans know why bin Laden and millions of others around the globe have come to hate our country. The question of today is “why are so many willing to risk or even sacrifice their lives to get at us?” (How Israeli Terr.
A gun battle broke out when the troops surrounded the castle or building in which Bin Laden was located and finally shot him in the head. However, this crime hit the headlines and brought happiness to Americans including myself. President Obama emphasizes “For over two decades, Bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol. The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda” . (This quote explains how our President personally felt about our country killing Osama Bin
Over 6,000 lives, most of them American, have been lost because of his actions. Many Muslims have now been given a stereo type of being “violent terrorists,” just because of the alacrities of a handful of extremists. Due to bin Laden’s interfering with the United States, they abortively invaded Afghanistan, punching a dent in President Bush’s presidency, and throwing the economy into turmoil. Any hope of returning to the former lifestyle that Americans had once enjoyed has been long dissipated. Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that he founded in the early 1980’s, has been encouraging other minor terrorists to take action, making the world an over-all more dangerous place to live.
Tragedy of 9/11 “Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat. (Bush,George.www.wordpress.com)” Is the words George W. Bush said that was part of his speech after America was attacked. He couldn’t even believe what was happening.
When Communism became something real and physical, America felt their economy was even more endangered, concerned that it would spread to them and destroy what they had. Communism and Capitalism are opposite concepts, and so the Americans greatly feared Communism, something that put, what they considered to be, an excellent society in jeopardy. A drastic change was too large for them to cope with, and was one they saw as negative, fearful it would result in the deconstruction of a stable society. There will always be an inevitable conflict when Communism and Capitalism are pitched against each other, and so the Americans felt threatened by this. The West felt threatened by Communism too because it caused Russia to pull out of the war, thus losing them a good ally.
In a world that has been flooded by news, there is usually nothing that rises far above the smoldering lava of sensation—that which consumes all truth and absorbs all lies mixing them into a fiery lake or stew of bubbling nonsense. So much so, that to discover glanced over facts, to question people of importance within government or the machine itself leads to the branding of one as a “conspiracy theorist.” Truthfully, there are many people who lived life with doubt over the facts surrounding 9/11, who felt afraid to express it, probably because they feared being accused of “hating America,” of being “with the terrorists,” hence sympathizing with the people who were responsible for killing all of those who died on 9/11. You talk to people
Duck and Cover Wars and rumors of wars has been a threat to our country for many years and will be for years to come. I always look back on the events of September 11th, the tragedy and devastation that the American people faced. One could not imagine the emotions and mental state of the individuals who lived under the threat of nuclear war. If I had to reside in a territory that was under attack, I would have been devastated. In the 1950’s film Duck and Cover, it showed us what they did to protect themselves when an attack took place.
The death of Osama bin laden was predicted to have a negative effect on functioning of Al-Qaeda group as they lost their head and would undergo structural changes. (John Rollins, 2011).The first problem was the friction in the succession process; the Al-Qaeda needed to get a leader with charisma equal to Osama’s to lead them. Thou not as inspiring and loved like Osama, Ayman-al-Zawahiri was chosen (Col.John Maraia 2012) He had problems finding a deputy; this limited Al-Qaeda effectiveness and potentially exposed them to counter terrorism efforts. Zawahiri had to build his own image, strive and earn loyalty and trust from heads of Jihadi groups so as to construct connections between Al-Qaeda and its affiliated organizations and networks. He has to learn how to motivate the homegrown terrorists and how to recruit more members into the Al-Qaeda’s military.
The Legacy of a Martyr Osama bin Laden once said “I am fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans” (Brainyquote). Bin Laden not only had hatred for the United States, but also for most of the world. The famous Al-Qaeda leader led many terrorist attacks all throughout the world. Osama bin Laden should be Time Magazine’s 2001 Person of the Year because he changed air travel, cost countries a vast amount of money, and brought a horrific culture of fear.
of this magnitude. I was curious as to why anyone would hate the United States so much that they would want to cause want to kill thousands of innocent people. Even though it was still a complex issue to understand at that time, I did grasp that other places in the world simply didn’t like America because is we are “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The days following September 11th really made me proud to be an American as all the stories poured in of all those that lost their lives trying to save others on that day. The whole country was united in a time of great turmoil. That date is to me what the John F. Kennedy assassination was to someone living in the 60s or what World War II was to those growing up in the