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
Also, Saddam used another Machiavelli method that he mentioned in his piece, and he chose fear over love. I remember that everyone feared Saddam because he was ruthless against whoever threatens his authority. Saddam created this fear when he started his presidency because I think that he thought that a leader would not survive in his position without fear. For example, before he became president, he was the Vice President of Iraq. The president at that time who was Ahmed Hassan Al-bakr was forced to resign by Saddam because Saddam wanted to take his place.
The president has made statements to invade Iraq since 2002.Stating that "Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror," and even adding that “states like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger.” is Bush during his speech to invade Iraq. Saddam Hussein -was president of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. In his time in office Saddam suppressed the groups that opposed him.Hussein’s Arab Socialist Ba 'ath Party had its power base among Sunni Arab communities. Operation Phantom Fury-was an offensive attack during the Iraq War.
Japan wanted to attack Pearl Harbor because it was afraid the US would be able to attack from the Pacific. The United States after the attack started making these JapaneseAmerican Internment Camps which destroyed a lot of families and was unfair in my opinion. Later America decided to use an atomic bomb to end the war with Japan. Japan and the united states had a problem when Japan had taken over a place called Manchuria which was a part of China. Japan had tried to take over the rest of China as well in 1937, but that didn't end up working.
These accusations caused loss in Hollywood business because Americans began to be fearful that Hollywood was communist and they didn 't want to give any of their money to people who were not of what they believed. Even though some believe that HUAC was the main cause to the Red Scare, I believe Senator Joseph McCarthy caused more of a scare due to his accusations of the United States State Department and government. With all of the events that took place during this time, they all added up to cause a scare in America at the time. I believe that McCarthy was the main cause of the Red Scare because of his accusations of many American people. McCarthy accused American citizens as well as the United States government while HUAC only accused Hollywood
As a former United States Army soldier I would have to say no, I believe that emotions and feelings ran high throughout the United States, so this gave our government away to invade the country of Iraq by implementing and tying them into terrorist activities which led up to September 11th. Just recently President Obama shut down operations in Iraq, however while shutting down operations based on public opinion he suspended then change the operational capacity within the country, this led to a new threat to the country 's region and the declining the stabilization of this country. Now we are back to square one president "Obama has urged Congress to authorize military action against terrorist who are actively cutting a swath across the Middle East," I do not believe that the use of force is necessary unless we know all of the facts,
Iraq had also become a regional power, and Mr. Hussein expected to dominate the Arab world,” (MacFarquhar, 44). Afraid of the possibility of losing control, in 1982, he shot his health minister for proposing a cease-fire with Iran (MacFarquhar,
(Gerard et al 58) He was seen as “ another or worse Fidel Castro” by the CIA. (Namikas 146) If he stayed in power, communism would take over the country which would be a global disaster, as thought by the CIA director. (Villafaña 6) Turned to the United States and the Soviet Union because he did not trust Belgium to help for the independence (Namikas
People lived in constant anxiety of America falling to Communist control. The fear of infiltration rose when Mao Zedong led Communists to take control of China as well as the Soviets detonating the atomic bomb. This caused the anxiety and fear to increase because even some American Scientists didn’t believe that the Soviets had the expertise to do so. American citizens began to believe that communist spies had been able to steal American technology. The detonation of the bomb started drills throughout America.
Once we hit syria with missiles Vladimir Putin 's office said that it was significant blow to their relationship with the United States while the Prime Minister of Russia said that this missile strike destroyed any relationships between the two countries (Baker). The thought of another Cold War is scary for many Americans including myself. The last Cold War changed a lot of American lives. Many Americans felt unsafe especially during the Cuban Missile crisis. If tensions do keep rising and another Cold War breaks out many Americans might not feel safe in their own homes.