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.
America, the land of the free, but is that true? The book The New Jim Crow raises many questions and forces its readers to reconsider the way we think about our judicial systems. Michelle Alexander brings up 6 main themes that we need to consider, the first one being The New Jim Crow. This is the main theme of the author’s work. She believes that our current American system of mass incarceration due to the rise in drug related arrested, is an attempt to neglect people of color, the same way that the Jim Crow laws had targeted African Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries.
“Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S. Not only that, but the lyrics suggest that there are terrorists that are members in the CIA, Bloods, Crips, and KKK. That line of the song calls out the faults in the government and its branches of systems and institutions. This stanza especially highlights the similarities of violence that is associated with all of those
(AGG) Has it ever come to mind when you're reading a book if authors include legitimate facts to make the story more lifelike? (BS-1) Well, in the book Under the Persimmon Tree, the author uses real facts of the Taliban stealing and kidnapping men. (BS-2) The author then used this information to make conflict by having characters affected by Taliban stealing. (BS-3) Also, used throughout the book are accurate facts of the Taliban's restrictions on women. (BS-4) Plus, the author used this to make conflict for the characters by having Najmah not be able to return to her homeland.
The first type of propaganda located in Bush’s speech is one that Miller names is Name Calling. Miller defines name calling as, “a device to make us form a judgment without examining the evidence on which it should be based” (211). Bush uses terms such as “terrorist”, “traitor” and “enemies”. All of these terms Bush used are terms that incline a negative meaning. He stated to the American people, the world leaders, the congress, as well as all government officials in the US, that the Al Qaeda are in fact, traitors, terrorists, and enemies.
The immediate results included death, destruction, displacement, homelessness, starvation, and disease. Colonial powers lost their colonies during a period that was marked by even more violence by liberationists, nationalists, or guerilla warfare. Perhaps the saving grace to this legacy would be the global institutions that were put in place to prevent another Great War, such as the Bretton Woods System and the United Nations. Furthermore, there were war crime trials (Nuremberg and Tokyo) to hold leaders accountable for their “conspiracy to
Conflicting stories were told to the newspaper cover up the truth about how the prisoners were treated. I think the significance of this battle was that it was the most shameful and outrageous combat in the American History. Once the prisoners had escaped and was freed they shared the truth about the story. When the US government became knowledgeable about what really took place concerning the march, they were shocked and outraged by the brutality. Thurman demonstrated his anger by the dropping of the Atomic bombs.
They should be given amnesty because they’re brainwashed, tortured and are made broken promises. My first reason they should be given amnesty is that they’re brainwashed. Kids are vulnerable and they can be brainwashed very easily. In the article “The Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo” by Andrea Prasow it says “Two former interrogators testified that Khadr had bragged about killing a U.S. soldier and that he claimed the day he planted landmines to kill U.S. and coalition forces was the happiest day of his life.” This shows how the army’s makes what they’re doing seem good, even though it is horrible. The children have been convinced so much that they don’t even know what they’re doing is wrong.
National Security needs to know that torture only increases the number of terrorists because they want to be able to seek revenge. Torture victims usually tell National Security what they want to hear, this view is not only shared by many people but by John McCain, a victim of torture himself. Not only does National Security not hear the truth but using torture jeopardizes their safety. It removes the shame of torturing prisoners and it creates new enemies. Torture creates fake evidence as well as creating more violent conditions for soldiers in the wars for example wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to detonate, killing as many people as possible. By researching radicalization my opinion that radicalization is wrong, did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life. Initially when I first started researching radicalization, I only thought that radicalization was for Islamic terrorists. Now after reading the news article, The Radicalization of White Americans, by German Lopez, I now understand radicalization applies to so much more. It applies to white supremacist groups, right wing extremist groups, and other groups that have ideas that are not mainstream.
Later in his article, Krauthammer introduces his idea of the “slower- five high- value terrorist” (6). In his explanation, he touches upon the detainment and use of waterboarding (a torture technique) by U.S. government officials on the al Qaeda’s Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. According to Krauthammer, Mohammed held knowledge about about the al Qaeda, including “plans, identities, contacts, materials, cell locations, safe houses, cased targets, etc” (Krauthammer, 4). Essentially, the extent of information that Mohammed knew in regards to al Qaeda would allow the American government to terminate the organization all together. However, in order to force Mohammed to confess this inforation, the U.S government officials would have to resort to torture.
From an American perspective, Osama bin Laden is a radical Islamist monster responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. This may be true, but from a jihad perspective, Osama bin Laden can be seen as a hero who was martyred while fighting for his faith. People fear things they do not understand, ignorance and bliss and everyone would like to believe that their personal path and beliefs are inherently “good” or “right”. Islam, communism, they are just ideas, and as “un-American” as they may be this does not constitute evil. Killing innocent people is evil, and the US is just as guilty as anyone for this, the only difference is how people feel they can justify the actions.
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war - in the Persian Gulf region - waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq 's invasion and annexation of
The 9-11 terror attacks are, unfortunately, a great example because of the series of fateful decisions that were made leading up to that horrific day. al-Qaeda literally means “the base” in Arabic. They are the collective group made up by those who hold Islamic views and all others who are in the business of trying to eliminate anyone who isn’t Muslim. Islamists are always trying to cleanse the world of anyone they see as non-compatible with the Sharia law; particularly Western culture. Some are willing to commit the most heinous crimes such as kidnapping or assassination or worse.
Unrestricted submarine warfare outraged many Americans because its application was an attack upon innocent civilian. Unrestricted submarine warfare also breaks an international law which states that the civilians of two warring countries are not targets. Germany not only harmed civilians, but it also broke international law. Through the sinking of the Lusitania, the public’s view of Germany’s unrestricted warfare policy intensified, and more people began to favor American involvement in the war. The sinking of the Lusitania became one of the most important events of the Great War because its reaction is, “the first step towards American involvement in the war.” (Hill