A day forever remembered in United States history is September 11, 2001. Not only did the event that occurred on this day effect the loved ones of many, it touched every U.S citizen. The event of 9/11 has gone down as one of the most tragic and influential events in all of history. There were many causes that led to this disaster and you mustn’t forget the effects it left on America.
“If we learn nothing from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” This quote comes from Sandy Dahl , the wife of the pilot on flight 93. When thinking about 9/11 this quote comes to mind because on that particular day, the world was reminded how short life really is. This quote also intertwines with 9/11 because it teaches us how there is no time to hate, but to move forward and help each other hand in hand. Even though I was only a year old when September 11th happened, I want to understand this horrific event that went down in history of the United States. These attacks were a changing point in American society because it increased the security in American airports, started a war in Iraq and Afghanistan,
For thirteen years, Osama Bin Laden has orchestrated many attacks on multiple nations killing many innocent lives. Over that thirteen year span, his team, Al-Qaeda, killed thousands of people. Osama Bin Laden changed our society by orchestrating several attacks, killing many innocent lives.
One of the major reasons why defining domestic terrorism has proved difficult is because different agencies approach terrorism with their different interpretations (White, 2013). The difference between the various definitions of domestic terrorism lies within the various descriptions given about terrorists’ motivations. White (2013) classified domestic terrorism as either those that are politically motivated or others that attempt greater specificity. It is however difficult to establish and define the motivations of terrorists. It is therefore necessary do in-depth analysis on terrorists’ motivation because their purpose reflects the methods and targets the terrorists are most likely to select.
Terrorist organizations all start from an individual or group of people sharing a vision of something they wish to see done within their country or in the world. The terrorist organization al-Qaeda started when a man name Osama bin Laden wanted to start something to better the lives of the Muslim community in the middle east. Osama bin Laden was a freedom fighter and helped the fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. After the Afghans fought off the attack bin Laden went on to start-up his Jihad organization al-Qaeda. This helped fuel the radical Islamic followers to continue their violent crusade in the middle east and to help push their agendas. The main reason that bin Laden was able to do all this is that he knew how to tap into
Thesis: Despite all efforts to live off the grid and leave no electronic trace behind, Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist on the planet, was located and assassinated at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals. Controversial Technologies played a crucial role in bringing justice to the most wanted terrorist in U.S. history.
On May 2, 2011, The United States’ Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama bin Laden (CNN Library 1). Osama bin Laden is responsible for planning 9/11, and many other terrorist attacks. In these attacks, Bin Laden was responsible for killing thousands of people. On September 11th, 2001, four American planes were hijacked, all of the passengers on each plane were killed. Two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York, one plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the other plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. As a result, President George Bush declared a war on terror, and he initiated a mission to find and kill Osama bin Laden. The CIA and other intelligence services searched and acquired information on where Bin Laden could be hiding. In 2009, the CIA located the area of Pakistan where Bin Laden hid in his compound. In the Spring of 2011, President Obama gave the orders to
Osama bin Laden was one of the single most influential individuals when it comes to foreign policy towards the Middle East and the War on Terror. His ideas and attacks have shaped our country greatly over the last few decades. Osama bin Laden is somewhat confusing because of his background. Bin Laden was well educated and came from a very privileged Saudi family, yet he was the mastermind behind some of the worst attacks on America. It is important to learn about him because of how much he has had an impact on America and how he has impacted terrorist groups. Bin Laden’s radicalization stems from issues in his early life such as his father not being present in his life, being an outcast, and eventually leading to his radical religious ideas. The first sign of trouble in his life is the absence of his father throughout his childhood.
The assassination of Osama Bin Laden occurred due to cultural reason; however, it was justified. Osama Bin Laden discriminated against americans, he caused one of the most horrific terrorist attack in american history which is 911 and he killed up to 2977 people in one day. Critics, however, some may argue that the assassination was unjustified, due to the Persian Gulf war also known as Operation Desert Shield where american troops invaded Saudi Arabia and killed over a 1000 civilians and injured even more this is a valid reason why Osama Bin Laden would have a
The killing of the Al-Qaeda leader, which is a Radical Islamic Terrorist Group, founded in the 1980 's by Osama Bin Laden, was a huge justice in the U.S. and other countries. Bin Laden posed a global threat to the countries where Islam is not implemented, he was responsible for the September, 11th attacks back in 2001. He orchestrated it, and had it planned for months, he was planning more attacks on the U.S. after 9/11 as well. ("The World Trade Center History.")
Osama Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957. He is the forty-third of fifty-three siblings and the twenty-first of twenty-nine brothers. He grew up wealthy as his father was the contractor for the royal family in his country. He was very religious as well and took many trips to Mecca and Medina, which are holy and religious places in the Muslim religion. As Osama grew up he becomes involved in Islamic radical groups and helped the mujahedin, a group of guerrilla fighters in Islamic territories, fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan by campaigning and providing funds for them. I believe this war with the Soviet Union is what really evoked Osama Bin Laden’s hatred of the US. The US’s involvement in this war is something he will carry with him until the day he died.
Osama Bin Laden was an extremist terrorist who planned to attack the World Trade Center and intended on driving Western influence from the Muslim world. Bin Laden had been on the FBI’s most-wanted list for more than a decade before he was killed. (ZERNIKE, K. & T. KAUFMAN, M., 2011) The formation of Al Qaeda was created in 1988 by Bin Laden. Al Qaeda’s goals were to drive the US armed forces out of Saudi Arabia and Somalia violently and to engage in jihadist cause around the world. The group advanced and began to attack worldwide under Bin Laden’s leadership. By using the help of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden had successfully executed in several countries included the 9/11 attacks in
Mohandas Gandhi and Osama Bin Laden would appear to be complete opposites at first glance. Gandhi, a wise respected man, advocated peace and selflessness, while Bin Laden used a perverse call to religious duty in advocating murder and violence; however these political powerhouses were much more similar than many people believed. Although they’re political approaches varied greatly, these two men shared many characteristics such political views, being strong charismatic people, highly influential figures that thousands of men and women believed in, being killed during their quest of united peoples and peaceful homelands under their peoples rule.
Nearly the whole country watched in horror on the morning of September 11, 2001. As the planes crashed and the towers burned, many thought it simply wasn’t true. They believed that it was impossible that someone could hate America that much. It was true, and it left lasting effects on Americans everywhere. Al-Qaeda had carried out a plan so horrific that it killed nearly three thousand people.