Arguments Against 9/11

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The twenty-first century did not begin very smoothly for the United States. Hijacked planes crashing into the Twin Towers soon led to a war in Afghanistan. The act of military power, or control of armed forces and weapons, under the Bush administration in Afghanistan is often debated on whether or not it was justified. Some people view the war as the United States meddling with another country’s business, but they do not know the indisputable reasons behind the decision made by the experienced National Guard turned president. President George W. Bush exerted military power by waging war in Afghanistan in order to end the terrorism that was targeted at the United States. The attack on September 11, 2001 was the last straw before something had…show more content…
The Taliban was asked to hand over Bin Laden because the terrorist organization would then be unable to operate without its leader, but they refused to cooperate. Their claim was that the United States has not given any evidence proving that Bin Laden had been behind 9/11. An interview of Bin Laden saying, “‘If inciting people to [suicide bomb] is terrorism […], then let history be witness that we are terrorist’” (Bin Laden 's Sole Post-September 11 TV Interview Aired par. 6) that aired shortly after the tragic day and the Islamic religious ruling Bin Laden had written which urged Muslims to attack the U.S. were provided. It was as if Bin Laden had proven himself guilty. However, the Taliban instead decided to spark war by responding with none of the United States’ soldiers will return home alive (Taliban Again Refuses to Hand Over bin Laden). President Bush had to take preventive and preemptive action, a concept called “preemption,” in order to save his country and avoid another…show more content…
Afghanistan was declared by the UN Security Council to be a threat to international peace after the 9/11; all fifteen of the member countries voted in favor of resolving the issues with Afghanistan (Security Council: 4370th Meeting) through any means. In addition, the United States would be attacking as a form of self-defense. Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations stated that "[nothing] in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations..." (par. 1). Additional resolutions, which are formal decisions made by the UN, ordered troops from all the member countries to be sent into

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