Petroleum is a natural resource abundant in Middle Eastern countries which became imperative to the U.S. and England. England and the British Petroleum (BP) had control over the oil fields in Iran and did not distribute the benefits among the people. In 1940s, popular politician, Mosaddegh led a strike in favor of the poor Iranians. In 1951, Mosaddegh was appointed as Prime Minister of Iran and attempted to nationalize the oil fields. In 1953, the British and U.S. spy agencies released Operation Ajax on the Iranian government.
Bin Laden hoped to spark the Clash of Civilizations but only thousands resonated his call. Because many Muslims believed it was “un-Islamic” to murder citizens, only a miniscule portion of Muslims paid heed to bin Laden’s message (92). Not only was Bin Laden’s goal undermined, governments of Muslims countries aided the United States in the fight against Al-Qaeda. Furthermore, bin Laden wanted the United States’ presence out of the Islamic world. However, due to the attacks, American soldiers occupied Afghanistan and Iraq.
Another widely theorized conspiracy concept is the one of patternicity. Shermer in the article presents two types of patterns, of which type 1 believing there is a pattern when there isn’t any and type 2 believes there is no pattern when there is. This patternicity theory is applied to the attacks on 9/11 as it is believed that the United States used the attacks along with the claim of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to invade and extract their goal which was believed by many conspiracy theorists to be oil. As the author said, most people tend to make type 1 patterns as it is better to be safe than
Muslims are often classed as terrorists and nonconformist, solely looking to cause collateral damage in core countries. They are often characterized with groups like ISIS, through many of them do not have a connection to the organization. Muslim citizens have become notorious after the 9/11 attacks, as they are discriminated by every racial group. America is where people could become successful, no matter their racial heritage. Muslims should be given the chance to become political leaders and social conformist.
While it was a massive amount of evil perpetrated against Mexico it will probably go down as one of the most defining things in American history. This unjust war lead to the continuous expansion of our great country from sea to shining sea. These events that transpired of those two year, were horrible, but were also sadly a necessary evil to make this country what it is today. While many Americans of the time disagreed on a lot of things they all had one thing in common, and that was, what they thought, was the best thing for the
Rogers fears assumed that Adams was out for Rogers and his family thus resulting in Rogers almost dying but escaping as he knew where his freedom is. For President Bush (as well as the Americans), the fear of terror and the attack of their freedom shook their worlds into the reckless invasion in the Middle East resulting in an eight year long war. The satirical aspect Saunders uses to portray the simplified version of the beginning of 9/11 in “Adams” further emphasize that one sided information acts like propaganda in that the other side of the story is always hidden. The amount of ridicule by Rogers is a reflection to the amount of thought and strategy made by President Bush and the U.S. government that were aggressive and reckless. Saunders uses “Adams” to draw attention to all that history can be prevented to repeating itself; the invasion in the Middle East was made through rash and fear, a lesson to be learned by all Americans and to the posterity of America that actions do affect the
President Santos has been throwing the peace word around to the international community, but at home the citizens know what he’s doing is negotiating with the FARC terrorist organization “Internationally he is regarded as a Nobel Prize winner for his efforts to end Colombia’s armed conflict, but at home, he is highly unpopular, with disapproval ratings of 71%. This is due to an ironic twist of fate for the president. In signing the November 2016 peace accords with the FARC guerrillas.” (Diaz). The Colombian president knowingly betrayed the people of Colombia by signing this peace accord, but he knew that to the international public this “peace treaty” would look good and would render him a great benefit. However, the controversy lies in the fact that President Santos’ change of heart
foreign and domestic policies because it scared Americans and caused tension within the country and worldwide, leading to a lack of trust within the country. The second Red Scare, propaganda, Russian growth in power, nuclear tension, and the Hollywood Ten were all parts of the war that damaged American policies. Civilians lost trust between one another and within the government. Communism intimidated many people, and the Cold War made it appear as though it would soon take over the world. However, Truman and Eisenhower made it evident that the United States was fighting for innocent civilians worldwide, but they could not promise a steady government or country while the tension exists with Russia, but the nation is doing what they must(Document C).
US led coalition airstrikes and Russian airstrikes have also played a big part in delaying the end to the war in Syria. Each side in this sometimes called “Proxy war” have different views on who are the terrorists. The United States recognises the Kurds as allies while Russia believes to see them as terrorists. With each side looking to strengthen the positions of whichever side they are supporting, the end of this war does not seem to be anytime soon for the country of Syria (Document
This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran. “All knew they had changed the course of Iranian history (128).” This was not really a success because we invaded their territory because the British told America that Mossadegh was a communist and was not really clear as to why they needed American help. During the Invasion era, Reagan was awakened up early morning to hear devastating news, a Marine camp was blown up by a suicide bomber in Lebanon. Days before, Reagan approved of entering, but he could back out if he wanted. This event “intensified the desire of many Americans for some kind of revenge (223),” Americans wanted to show how strong our nation had become and wanted to prove
Some Experts’ Opinions You might see him on Fox news or maybe shouting in a courtroom, the adjunct professor from Georgetown, Dr. Michael Sheuer, or simply, “Mike”, has major concerns about the way American’s foreign policy has been handled in recent years. The choice isn 't between war and peace. It is between war and endless war , in this age of warfare, the purpose of conflicts that our leaders drag us into, become uncertain as the deaths multiply. Mike has a valid point. During his career running operations in the CIA, the Bin Laden case is a standout, so it is important that people of opposing views at least take a minute to consider his steady, keen outcry against the way American leaders deal with foreign allies.
The Vietnam war was the longest, considered one of the most important, and expensive war in our history. The United States became involved in Vietnam since we promised that we would fight against anyone who supports communism. American government thought this would be a short, uncomplicated war to win seeing that Vietnam is a third world country. As the war went on American citizens thought twice regarding our involvement in the war because of; billions of dollars were lost, our government was lying to us, and thousands of American lives were lost. America had robust intentions to try to stop communism from spreading to South Vietnam, however the outcomes of this war were too overpowering to call this war a success.
He is suspicious of what he calls “the duplicitous and untrustworthy Iranian regime.” A blatant statement pointing out the past transgressions against the U.S. and its allies as well as it’s affiliation with terrorist organizations around the world. One of the main points arguing against the deal is the possibility that the tens of billions of dollars Iran would gain by lifting the economic sanctions would likely be used to fund Iran’s terrorist affiliates. Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Taliban are just a few examples of groups largely funded by Iran, the largest supporter of state sponsored terrorism in the world. In addition, the deal only calls to freeze Iranian nuclear activity, as opposed to destroying or dismantling its equipment. This gives Iran the opportunity to immediately resume it’s nuclear activity after the fifteen year timeline comes
One of the biggest controversies surrounding the events of September 11th focuses on whether the Bush administration actually allowed the attacks to occur so that the U.S. could increase its presence in the Middle East to gain control of its resources. This controversy also sparks debate on the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report. The United States has been the main catalyst in destabilizing the middle eastern countries, yet this idea that the U.S. government had a large part in creating the chaos in the Middle East and supporting terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, is still widely dismissed and rejected, despite obvious and overwhelming evidence. It took advantage of internal tensions, and blew them to great wars that left destruction in