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.
When we think about drone or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), first thing comes to our mind is; frightening, alien looking unmanned aircraft that has been involved with so many bombings and targeted killings. In “Drone Home: What Happens When Drones Return to America”, from Time, Lev Grossman wrote drones are dreaded all around the globe, and possibly they have gotten this fear through the United States Military. Drone technology has been greatly improved last decade, now third of entire Air Force’s fleet is unmanned. U.S Government is sending drones to many war zones to eliminate high-ranking enemies or do surveillance successfully. Even though this rapidly growing technology is changing our perspective of war, it also changing our everyday life drastically to help our community.
Introduction - Ever since the invention of firearms in the 13th century, people have been abusing them for other purposes such as robberies, or murder. Firearms were also the main weapon used during wars for their effectiveness and short time required to set up compared to stationary sentries. Simple knife fights turned into horrific gun fights that could accidentally harm other pedestrians through the ricochet of bullets in the surrounding area. Furthermore, even after World War 2, the number of firearm related deaths kept increasing year by year until the 1970s, with 14.3 deaths per hundred thousand people in the US. (Statistia, n.d) This lead to the people requesting the creation of clothing or material that would be able to counteract
The Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999 was a catastrophe of epic proportions, some argue that nothing could have been done, but with the advancements of technology and research on the internet people can see how badly Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bullied and harassed, people can also learn how if signs like internet posts and obsessions with weapons were taken seriously this horrific event could have been prevented. Historical Context Who you you blame if your child shot someone, would you blame him, maybe yourself, but what if terrible things happened at school that no one took notice to. The two boys, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, fall into this third category. They were bullied endlessly by
The massive explosion caused burning debris to shower over the surrounding buildings and onto the streets below, which made it clear that America was now under attack. The terrorist attack killed 2,977 people. This awful event left a scar on America’s society. American Airline Flight 11 was hijacked and flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center
On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb, killing 168 American citizens, in Oklahoma. It was the cruelest terrorist act ever conducted on American soil, and it stunned the nation. President Bill Clinton presents a speech following the terrorist attack to reassure his audience-- the frightened and affected American citizens-- they are not alone when it comes to the pain they feel and American will always be there to lean on through the use of the rhetorical devices: asyndeton, parallelism, and anaphora. In President Bill Clinton’s introduction of his speech, he conveys himself to be relatable emotionally to the alarmed Americans through the rhetorical device asyndeton to build a sense of trust.
The Ash family and the other residents find themselves at the center of the horrible epidemic. Project Eden has chosen the Flats residents as their first Guinea pigs for their new deadly virus. Sick, the first novel in the series opens with Daniel Ash waking up late in the night to cries coming from his daughter’s room. As he walks briskly down the hallway, he hopes that it is all but a nightmare and that his daughter would be back to sleep after a few comforting words from him.
Catch-22, published in 1961, is a direct response to the horrors Heller observed as a World War II bombardier. However, although it is specific to the now seventy year old war, much of what is described in the novel is directly applicable to modern day wars. We still read non-fiction horror stories about crimes committed against innocent people not only by armies attacking their country but forces who are supposedly defending them. Lives lost due to war are still devalued; if a hundred people are killed in peacetime, it’s a horrific tragedy. If a thousand people die in a war zone, it can still be a victory assuming more people die on the other side.
Many men died in this “no-man’s land.” Trench warfare was deadly, horribly inefficient, and brutal for the soldiers living there. Trench warfare was deadly because of all the new technologies being utilized during World War I. One of the new and improved technologies was the machine gun. The machine gun was responsible for killing many soldiers when they crossed into “no-man’s land.” The machine gun would fire hundreds of bullets with the pull of the trigger.
The arrest of Richard Colvin Reid on December, 22nd, 2001 by U.S. federal Authorities defines the ideological context in which a terrorist can be defined as a covert military agent for Al Qaeda. Cowell’s (2001) article defines evidence of the arrest of Reid as a” man accused of trying to ignite explosives-packed sneakers on American Airlines flight 63 from Paris to Miami” (para.2). This unusual method in the weaponization of Reid’s shoes provides important insight into the covert style of warfare being used by a terrorist. In contrast to outward methods of warfare in the use of a gun, or other standard weapon of war, Reid chose to use a “shoe-bomb” in order to destroy a civilian passenger plane. In this manner, Reid had used a covert weapons through the guidance of a terrorist network, such as Al Qaeda, to plan a suicide bombing to destroy the lives of American citizens and an American commercial airliner.
The current event I chose is "U.S. Airstrikes Destroy 116 Fuel Trucks Used By ISIS in Eastern Syria" by Robert Burns. The U.S. sent four A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes and two AC-130 Ghost/terrible thing gunships that pounded the trucks as they put together/group together near Abu Kamal, a town close to the Iraqi border. These 116 fuel trucks were used as an important part for the related to secretly and illegally taking out/bringing in something operation that brings the group about $1.4 million a day. We set them up announcing that wewould not attack fuel trucks because we could 've killed people not in the military that were innocent. ISIS was not expecting this, so it was basically a surprise attack.
October 2nd, 2002 was the start of a long and horrific three weeks in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. People were terrified to be in the area and everyone was on edge. What appeared to be random killings, turned out to be a well-organized series of senseless shootings that took the lives of ten innocent people. After days of people being scared to death and much confusion, investigators discovered that there were two suspects in the shootings; John Allen Muhammad and his teenage partner Lee Boyd Malvo and they were in a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan designed to terrorize people. This break in the case came when one of the suspects called the tip hotline and told them to look into a murder in Alabama, which lead to the case being
Boston Marathon Bombing The Boston Marathon Bombing was a big and terrifying event. This event injured many people. In this essay I will tell you who the terrorists were that planned and were a part of the attack. I will also tell you what the bomb was made of and I will tell you about the final outcome of the bombing.
Each plane had a distinctive destination. These locations included The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and an undisclosed location, which we will never know. The terrorist had a calculated plan and initiated an attack so horrible that three hundred and forty three firefighters and paramedics lost their lives. Twenty three New York City police officers and thirty seven Port Authority police officers were also killed. Could we have had less casualties if we, our nation, was better prepared?
ISIS has had probably one of the biggest impacts on Canada ever since Justin Trudeau has started to let refugees or immigrants into Canada, some of those refugees and immigrants are part of ISIS. The first reason ISIS has made an impact is that they have been trying to kill people, but a lot of the people who tried killing people failed and have been sent to court. Some of the examples are. September 25th an ISIS member tried killing a police officer at 10:04pm after running the cop over with a silver chevy and getting out and stabbing the cop 8 times in the legs and running off into a u-haul van.