5. Reasoning the theories The official story was that Osama bin Laden was the terrorist mastermind behind the attack, but some believe 9/11 was a smokescreen for a far bigger American conspiracy and that the Bush administration is the one, behind the vicious attack. 5.1. Justifying war
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world.
He organized the terrorist group Al-Qaeda which had a hand in this event. On the internet or the news, there are multiple stories of people taken hostage and forced to work for terrorist groups or engage in these sickening acts. Someone who uses violence and threats to intimidate or coerce others for a political purpose is the definition of a terrorist. It can be inferred with this definition that anyone is capable of being a
The attack on Pearl Harbor was in fact a terrorist attack. The Imperial Japanese Navy against the US Naval base. This later led to the US to World War II. (Hanson, V.wnd) After 2 years of their conflict the US begins world war II. The war was belligerent.
President Truman decision to drop these atomic bombs on these cities changed the course of history and modern warfare. After this pivotal moment begun an arms race to develop the most nuclear bombs between many nations. The decision to drop the atomic bombs over Japanese cities had to involve a lot of pros and cons. This paper will discuss the reason why the bombs were dropped, how historians look back on that decision, how the culture of the time affected that decision, and what, in my opinion, was the deciding factor. “It is an awful responsibility that has
Terrorist attacks have been taking place from a long period of time. These attacks have been set and planned to plant terror and fear in the people’s hearts. Recent terrorist attacks are taking place and many different countries have been working together in order to eliminate this threat. A famous terrorist attack that took place in the USA is the attack of 9/11 on the two world trade centers, the pentagon and other areas. This attack has threatened the western countries ever since.
According to “Context of '1996-2000” (n.d.), a threat left by one of the attackers stated, “Next time, it will be very precise.” The homemade bomb that was planned to have the North tower collapse onto the South tower was about 1,200 pounds (Greenspan, 2013). According to an FBI explosives expert, he stated, “If they had found the exact architectural Achilles’ heel or if the bomb had been a little bit bigger, not much more, 500 pounds more, I think it would have brought her down” (“Context of '1996-2000”, n.d.). Eight years later, on September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists from Al Qaeda hijacked four planes.
Perhaps one of the most known attacks by the Islamic faith is the 9-11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 people died that day. Motivations for the Islamic extremists to kill was the claim of Muslims being oppressed. In Osama Bin Laden 's "Letter to America", he openly stated that Al-Qaeda 's motives for their attacks include: United States supporting attacks on Muslims in Somalia, supporting Russian killing Muslims in Chechnya, supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir, the Jewish hostility towards Muslims in Lebanon, and the US support of Israel. Al- Qaeda called all Muslims to stand and kill Americans and defend their people.
For hundreds of years, conspiracy theories have stemmed and evolved about various events, raising major controversies, but before we examine the different types, let's ask ourselves: what even is a conspiracy theory? A conspiracy theory is a belief that explains an event or situation as being a result of a scheme by an organization, group or the government. Conspiracy theories can have a huge impact on people’s opinions and decisions, just like the 9-11 attack, vaccines for kids, and the moon landing plots have. One of the main conspiracy theories is about the 9-11 attack. Every year, on September 11th, America grieves the loss of its citizens in the 9-11 attack by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
911 Conspiracy Planning The September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Kuwaiti Al Qaeda operative who has been indicted for planning the attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed first met with Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora and he proposed to Osama bin Laden an attack to U.S. It had all fizzle out after Philippine authorities found the apartment that Yousef and Khalid used as a base for the bomb-making operation in Manila, and arrested and investigate one of their conspirators, who gave up the details of the terrorist wish list and one of it is to seize control the airliner and crash to the selected target.
The killing of the Al-Qaeda leader, which is a Radical Islamic Terrorist Group, founded in the 1980 's by Osama Bin Laden, was a huge justice in the U.S. and other countries. Bin Laden posed a global threat to the countries where Islam is not implemented, he was responsible for the September, 11th attacks back in 2001. He orchestrated it, and had it planned for months, he was planning more attacks on the U.S. after 9/11 as well. ("The World Trade Center History.")
The country found itself in utter terror and a sense of paralysis immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil by the al Qaeda network. “In the aftermath of the first attack on the American continent since the War of 1812, and the deadliest in the nation’s history, the country rallied behind the president” (Milkis & Nelson, 2012, 445). During this heightened time of support, the Bush Administration worked to expand the presidential powers. One of his most immediate decisions was to work with the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor communications traffic between the United States and foreign countries in an effort to catch unknown terrorists before they acted against the United States again. According to Eichenwald,
America has gone through difficult times with war, but has gone through harder times with the war on terror. Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threat. The war on terror became a big deal on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, but has been a bigger deal since that attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. The bombing of the Twin Towers and to the Pentagon was like a Pearl Harbor but for the 21st century. Terrorist turn to violent means such as killing and bombing of the government.
Disagreement over oil and politics caused tension, bubbling and waiting to burst for years. But what really set it off was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Hatred skyrocketed, and the FBI reported a 1600% increase in hate crime against Muslims the year following 9/11. The Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee confirmed over 700 hate crimes within the 9 weeks after the tragedy. Ever since 9/11 young Muslims have grown up with discrimination.