Reasons for the 911 Terrorist Attacks

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The Causes of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks In the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the explanation for the reasons behind the tragedy range from the simplistic (They hate us because we love freedom) to absolute lunacy (it was an inside job, perpetrated by the United States government). Although the reasons may be clouded, it is fairly certain that the attacks were carried out by the terrorist organization, al-Qaeda, and its leader, Osama Bin Laden. Immediately following the attacks, Bin Laden himself, appearing on Al Jazeera television, took credit for the attacks, spewing anti-American drivel, and justifying the attacks with the Islamic Qur’an. The current U.S. President at the time, George W. Bush, also appeared on national television and blamed the attacks on al-Qaeda and told the public the reason for the attacks was hatred towards freedom and capitalism. The real motives behind the attacks may never be fully known, but there are a number of theories that deserve consideration. More than likely, the real reasons are probably a combination of these theories rather than a single motive. Most Americans think the terrorist attacks came out of the blue. They think America was busy minding its own business when the bad guys attacked for no reason. This is not true. In 2007 Congressman Ron Paul suggested that 911 was caused by “blowback,” a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) term used to describe negative consequences directly related to confidential foreign actions taken by the United States. The following are some of the most probable reasons for the attack, and all are examples of “blowback.” The report of the “National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,” also known as the 9/11 commission, was setup on November 27, 2002, and was designed to fully explain the circumstances surrounding the 9/11 attacks. The

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