On the other side, bin Laden had very many followers, including all of those in Al- Qaida. The terrorist group demonstrated old Islamic beliefs, but abused them with new technology (Graham para. 3). Many people look up to him and say that he demonstrated how to use power and not conform to others. Also, Al-Qaida members believe that the assassination was unjust because he was not armed during the invasion by U.S troops.
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. Within weeks of the devastating 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was named as the perpetrator. But many believe that Bin Laden was just a convenient fall guy, as he already was on the FBI’s most wanted list for the bombing of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, where he killed over 200 people. In 1998, he issued a fatwa against America. However, it is very strange that he did not step forward in the wake of the biggest attack ever on American soil, despite being interviewed multiple times and constantly denying having
While the United States proclaimed itself as a neutral country in the beginning of the devastating first World War, many disagree with the statement that America wanted to remain neutral for various reasons. World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, then quickly escalated to division into two sides between European countries; including the Allied Powers, which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Since the United States made it obvious they favored the Allied Powers before they entered World War I, the other countries against these nations took this friendliness between the countries and America as a threat and interference of war. This resulted in the Central Powers noticing an unfair disadvantage for themselves. If the U.S. was truly neutral, they would not have interfered in war with the accomodations relating to their connections with Britain.
There have been a number of effects on the everyday lives of Americans made by the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. First of all, United States troops invaded Afghanistan less than a month after the World Trade Center attacks to release al-Qaeda’s grip on the Middle East. In 2003, the United States troops invaded Iraq, which was not directly related to the attacks but was an important weapon in the War of Terror. The United States stepped their game up in many departments around the country. They upgraded the airport security, had a lockdown on immigration and deportation, and many more things that could ever be a threat to the U.S. and its
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.
As the leader of Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden planned many terrorist attacks on several different nations for the soul purpose of killing innocent people. For example, Bin Laden’s most infamous plot was the attack on September 11th, 2001. As a result, about three thousand innocent Americans lost their lives (Bergen 1). In addition to 9/11, Bin Laden also planned terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of people in Kenya, Indonesia, Spain, Great Britain, and on the U.S.S. Cole, a United States destroyer (Time Magazine 1).
It affected the world in following aspects. To begin with, American Revolution affected the new international configuration by creating a republic. Furthermore, it inspired people from the other countries to rebel and establish a new state for their own. The American Revolution not only made change on the international configuration but also changed the thought of human rights. Lastly, it improved the global economic situation.
After many years of waging this war, the US succeeded in tracking down and killing its leader, Osama Bin Laden in May 2011. He was, until then, the leader of the organisation. Osama Bin Laden has since been succeeded by Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had been al-Qaeda's Deputy Operations Chief before the death of Bin Laden. He in turn succeeded or replaced Saif al-Adel who had acted as the interim commander of the organisation (Geltzer,
All of this took place near Aramil in the Soviet Union. The objective behind, what you call a successful mission, was to intercept America’s U-2 spy aircraft, basically messing up their mission. An American U-2 spy plane is shot down while conducting espionage over the Soviet Union. The incident derailed an important summit meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that was scheduled for later that month. The U-2 Incident is very significant, not just to the cold war, but to the United States of America because Nikita Khruschev wanted to wreck relations between the two countries, Eisenhower was president at the time, and Khruschev announced that he would no longer deal with the United States of America until Eisenhower was out of
In 1990, during the Gulf War, Ali met with then-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to negotiate for the release of American hostages. Ali also served as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Ali made humanitarian trips to Cuba in 1998 and 1996. He donated over one million dollars in medical aid to the country as a protest against the U.S. economic embargo. Ali was born Cassius Clay Jr., but