September 11th 2001 is a date that will live in the memory of the American people for the rest of our country’s history. With over 2000 deaths and 6000+ injured the lives of many were changed forever. Along with these tragedies the lives of all Americans changed forever. The US began the war on terror, new safety precautions were enacted, and for many Americans the world’s second largest religion became the enemy. But what is terrorism, why do people resort to it, and is there anything that can be done?
The 20th century was a time of both success and sadness, triumph and tragedy, however, no event in European history has been quite as disheartening as the Nazi Holocaust, the darkest hour in European History. In less than a decade, The Nazi Party murdered well over 6,000,000 Jews. 6,000,000 mothers, children, fathers, even babies. This tragedy was justified on the grounds that the people of the Jewish population were subhuman, a burden to the Nazi regime. Similar to the Jewish population of Europe, the people of Salem in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, were unfairly sentenced to death without any justifiable reasoning, other than suspicion and hatred.
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). The attack on the U.S.S. Cole not only killed innocent people, but those people were American military personnel.
U.S. forces had 54 killed and 425 wounded in the initial attack in November. By 23 December, when the operation was officially concluded, the casualty number had risen to 95 killed and 560 wounded. British forces had 4 killed and 10 wounded in two separate attacks in the outskirts of Fallujah while Iraqi forces suffered 8 killed and 43 wounded. Estimates of insurgent casualties are complicated by a lack of official figures. Most estimates places the number of insurgents killed at around 1,200 to 1,500, with some estimations as high as over 2,000 killed.
claimed links between Sadam Hussein and Osama bin laden nor due to their possession of weapons of mass destruction but rather to seize Iraq’s vast oil reserves. As taught in the previous lessons, chaos theory is when tiny changes in initial conditions result in large impacts in final outcomes. This concept has been used to theorize that the events that happened in the 9/11 attacks were used to a final result that was far greater in the invasion of two countries and the extraction of Iraqi oil. Although the 3000 deaths that occurred as a result of 9/11 were certainly not justifiable that following war on terror lead to the estimated deaths of over two million people.
September 11, 2001 was a defining moment, not just for America but for the world at large. The attacks that were claimed by the Islamic radical organisation “Al-Qaeda” would change the global order of things forever.
Randall gonzalez Per.4 DAY OF INFAMY Do you know the events of the 911 attack that took place in September 11, 2001 and the Pearl Harbor attack that took place in December 7, 1941? Do you know the difference between these two tragic attacks? These two events have both differences and similarities. A huge similarity they have is that both of these attack had a huge impact on the united states.
Successful international counter-terrorism efforts against terrorist organization like al-Qaeda have inflicted heavy casualties and decimated much of their senior leadership over the last decade (Sageman, 2008, p. 131). These efforts have forced many terrorist organizations to adopt a highly decentralized cellular model in order to survive. Starting in the mid 2000’s, al-Qaeda began to adopt this new concept of unorganized terrorist cells and leaderless jihad (also known as the lone wolf concept) (Spaaij, 2012, p. 26). This concept was further refined and formalized in a 1,604 page book written by Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, a high ranking al-Qaeda operative at the time, titled Call to Global Islamic Resistance which can be found in PDF format on many radical Islamists websites (Zackie, 2013, p. 1). This new strategy endorses smaller scale, less complicated attacks which are well suited for the lone wolf concept (Barnes, 2012, p. 1649).
Fear and paranoia have an extensive history with American politics. Since the times of the thirteen colonies, and the Salem Witch Trials paranoia and suspicion have been a part of daily life in America; Whether it be rational or otherwise. Sporadically, there have 2 other periods in American history when paranoia has reigned politics. The first period of paranoia was during the Cold War, which spurred the Red Scare. Consequently, it also inspired Arthur Miller to write The Crucible as an analogy to the Red Scare.
JEMAAH ISLAMIAH INTRODUCTION 11th September 2001(or 9/11) has been significant date for Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) when Washington and New York were attacked by terrorist. The attacks have caused 2,996 casualties and at least USD10 billion of property and infrastructure damage excluded incalculable of fall of global market. The perpetrators of the attack turn out to be Arabs acting in the name of their religious faith. 9/11 marks something new whereby United States of America was able to influence its allies to confront Islamic extremism lead by Al-Qaeda. Following 9/11, we have seen the establishment of South-East Asia particularly in Malay Archipelago as the second front in GWOT instead from Afghanistan and Middle-East.
FLQ’s total disregard for human lives was evident from their most devastating attack on the Montreal stock exchange, on Feb. 13th 1969, This explosion caused massive destruction, estimated in the millions of dollars, and seriously injured 27 people. Despite such gruesome acts by the terrorist organization like FLQ, the authorities in the province of Quebec seemed powerless as they were unable to raid and make arrest of suspects unless they are granted warrants, which sometimes took months to obtain. Some people might argue that only two high profile kidnappings don’t provide
Despite the attack on 9/11 being the biggest and deadliest act of terrorism to date, it certainly was not first encounter the U.S. has had over the course of its history. The first recorded instance of terrorism in America dates back to 1622 when the Jamestown colony was attacked by the Powhatan Native Americans, who killed nearly 30% of the colony’s white population (Beutel, 2007). However, it wasn’t until 1867 that the first terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was formed. Originally created as a non-violent social organization, the white supremacist group quickly turned to violence and became the face for white southern resistance against policies made by the Republican Party to establish equality for Blacks during the Reconstruction
The previous decades saw increased the decriminalization of certain drugs, such as marijuana, as they began to be used more casually. However, the 1980s and the specifically the Reagan administration saw the “War on Drugs” start. Led by Nancy Reagan, the “Just Say No” campaign dominated the headlines as parents became concerned about their children using drugs (Goode & Ben-Yehuda, n.d.). Under new leadership, the government began to criminalize drug use to unprecedented levels.
It has led to mass incarceration in the U.S., corruption, political destabilization and violence in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It negatively affected the lives of millions of people all of this while America wastes billions of dollars every year only to create and fuel powerful drug cartels while the goal of the war on drugs seems less achievable than ever. Let us dive into the facts. According to the article “U.S. Prison Population Dwarfs
The United States is facing an epidemic. As many are aware, prescription opioid abuse is a problem across the country. Within the last ten years, the United States has seen an alarming increase of opioid overdoses. Prescription painkillers claim the lives of 120 people every day, and approximately 6,700 people visit the emergency room for opioid abuse. In the current state, prescription drug overdoses claim more lives than car accidents.