'An Analysis Of Crossing The Rubicon'

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The saying “crossing the Rubicon,” dates back to 49 B.C.E. when Caesar implemented the difficult resolve of moving his army across a river. Today, crossing the Rubicon is simply a metaphor used to describe an irreversible decision that someone has made. To find a great modern-day application of this saying we don’t have to go back too far. The 9-11 terror attacks are, unfortunately, a great example because of the series of fateful decisions that were made leading up to that horrific day. al-Qaeda literally means “the base” in Arabic. They are the collective group made up by those who hold Islamic views and all others who are in the business of trying to eliminate anyone who isn’t Muslim. Islamists are always trying to cleanse the world of anyone they see as non-compatible with the Sharia law; particularly Western culture. Some are willing to commit the most heinous crimes such as kidnapping or assassination or worse. However, one of the tactics I find the most demented are the suicide attacks; yes, attackers are even willing to lose their lives in order to supposedly cleanse. While not all are alive still, there have been a handful of masterminds behind the origin of al-Qaeda; Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri, the current leader, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam and of course, the man of the hour, Osama bin Laden. While Osama was the…show more content…
Brave passengers on the plane fought back against the terrorists and the plane ended up crashing into an empty field. The other three planes achieved at causing mayhem; nearly 3,000 people died that day. September 11th, 2001 marked the one of the hugest hits our country had ever taken. The American people hadn’t ever experienced a tragedy of that volume; there were shockwaves of horror and shock echoed across our country and all over the

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