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 events of 9/11 ultimately led to war against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and allowed the United States access to Iraq’s most prized commodity, oil. America declared war on Iraq to gain control of Iraq’s oil but in order to do so it had to cover up its track.
Onset of the Cold War: Clash of Ideologies The Cold War is an important milestone in the world’s history; for almost 45 years it divided the world into two antipodal camps: the West-bloc headed by the USA and the Soviet-bloc led by the USSR. While its timeframe has been more or less agreed on, its origins are still a disputable matter (cf. Cox 26-27). Naturally, the difficulty in assessment and interpretation of possible factors – political, economic, military and ideological – originates in the extreme complexity of the issue: as an international affair, the Cold War, in this or that sense, influenced the whole world. Taking into account the above-mentioned complexity of the case, this assignment focuses only on one issue: the interdependence
Additionally, he uses his research to calculate just how devastating this power was in the “American Century.” The intended audience could be historians, students, or just about anyone who is interested in gaining a new perspective on how the United States impacted the world during this period. My initial reaction to Dower’s text was curiosity because much of the history that he discusses is well-known if you have ever taken an American history course in high school or college. However, he takes things much further because he provides information on covert missions, for example, that might not be as familiar. In other words, The Violent American Century is an eye-opening experience until the very
Bernard Brodie, in his seminal chapters on nuclear strategy in The Absolute Weapon in 1946, made the expectation of ‘‘huge devastation of peoples and territories’’ one of the central tenets of deterrence. And this strategy is still being used and the case of Arab countries can be used as an example Civilians and public infrastructures are being destroyed to gain power. Nuclear deterrence is not really effective as civil attack is unacceptable according to the UN charter and is military crime.Futhermore deterrence creates a situation of resistance rather than peace. And finally nuclear deterrence has relied on what today might be called a ‘‘shock and awe’ ’strategy: destroying cities in order to manipulate consequences of a
The Iraq War was not a good example of the United States going to war after all of the facts became known; however, the facts that were presented to the United Nations (UN) and the American people were a reason to go to war with Iraq because the Iraq government possessed weapons of mass destruction (which turned out to be false and made up by the Brush Administration). Another example, if Iran would bomb Saudi Arab without any cause, it would be a valid reason to go to war since the United States is an ally of Saudi
Terrorism can define as the use of unlawful violence and intimidation to achieve a goal. The Bush administration stated that the war on terror was a long-term war and clearly expressed its intention to widen the war in its next stage to include the eradication of the threat of weapons of mass destruction from countries which support terrorism.” (K. Kakihara,2003) It could be argued that a paradigm shift had occurred within international politics, as in the post 9/11 era, the United States had devoted all its efforts in forming coalitions with other governments in the sole aim to win the war on terror. This subsequently, over time led to significantly improved relations with Russia and several other Central Asian countries such as India,
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.
18.104.22.168 Early Terrorism The base and the use of terrorism can be discovered from 1st century. It was a period of AD Sicarri Zealots. In the region of Judea, there were some group conflicts which were called terrorist acts. ‘The first use in English of the term 'terrorism' occurred during the French Revolution’s Dictionnaire de l’Académiefrançaise to described as Region of Terror’ . It was the Jacobins who used violent means to pressurize the public at large for the compliance with the state authorities, the violent mean included group decapitate.
The Kenyan Bombing issue evolved into a broader issue over time, creating polarization between opposite sides due to the complex pre-existing history and relations in the area. Slowly, America was portrayed around the globe as the new Soviet Union, engulfing nation states for their own benefit and spitting them back out in worse shape than before. The solutions to the issue of terrorism involved intrusive military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the surrounding areas to flush out the problem. Through the lenses of military, government and politics, the Kenyan bombings marked a turning point in the American foreign policy agenda. Not only did the issue of terrorism increase significantly from that point, legitimacy in the American government was weakened, evocative of early 1970 's America after Nixon 's Watergate
“Terrorism” in the name of religion has become the main purpose for political violence in today world politics. Is not only because of nationalism and ideological purpose it remain as potent catalysts for extremist behavior. Now a day’s religious extremism has become a central issue around the world. In the contemporary religious terrorism has increased its occurrence, scale of violence, and global reach. At the same time, a comparative deterioration has occurred in secular terrorism.