The 1953 coup d’état in Iran, was a joint CIA and US government operation to overthrow the Iranian prime minister, whom had nationalised the oil industry in order to control and benefit from the country’s own oil. They reappointed Mohammed Reza Shah, a puppet of the west, so the US could once again have absolute control and power over Iran. In return the Shah as unfeeling ruler, established extremes in Iranian society, including suppressing other political parties and severely oppressing his own people, in order to maintain his position and meet the demands of the American government. Whilst this aspect is portrayed in the opening historical setting of the film, it is not continuously reinforced, and the reasoning behind the coup d’état was not given. Thus it distorts the Iranian history and the CIA and US government’s immersion in influencing Iranian provocations.
To fulfill their selfish goals, the United States initiated Operation Ajax in 1953. Operation Ajax was a plan created by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddiq, a popular Iranian prime minister at the time. The plan was for an American general to take his place after the Shah (Mohammad Rezi Pahlavi) signed a royal decree which would rid him of Mosaddiq and appoint the American general. This change in leadership would allow the United States to be able to have greater influence in Iran and have greater access to Iranian oil. However, Mosaddiq publicly announced that there was a coup and had the American general arrested.
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.") The terrorist group Al-Qaeda knew they couldn’t beat the U.S. in a straight up firefight, so they tried to destroy us through economic failure and imposing fear into American lives.
Jackson was elected president, and a mob burst into the white house, and trashed it. Andrew was also the first target of a presidential assassination attempt, Jackson beat the failed assassin senseless with his cane. Andrew was involved in many duels, the most famous was against Charles Dickenson. Charles, called Jackson a coward, thus the duel commenced. Dickenson fired first, hitting
A wily, peasant-born leader, Villa joined with Emiliano Zapata to keep the spirit of rebellion alive in Mexico and harass the Carranza government. A year later, though, Wilson decided Carranza had made enough steps towards democratic reform to merit official American support, and the president abandoned Villa. Outraged, Villa turned against the United States. In January 1916, he kidnapped 18 Americans from a Mexican train and slaughtered them. A few weeks later, on this day in 1916, Villa led an army of about 1,500 guerillas across the border to stage a brutal raid against the small American town of Columbus, New Mexico.
The country found itself in utter terror and a sense of paralysis immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil by the al Qaeda network. “In the aftermath of the first attack on the American continent since the War of 1812, and the deadliest in the nation’s history, the country rallied behind the president” (Milkis & Nelson, 2012, 445). During this heightened time of support, the Bush Administration worked to expand the presidential powers. One of his most immediate decisions was to work with the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor communications traffic between the United States and foreign countries in an effort to catch unknown terrorists before they acted against the United States again. According to Eichenwald,
The 2 structure erupted in flames, and badly damaged, and then collapsed. U.S forces are trying to capture bin Laden ( Hampton). Less than a month after 9/11, U.S. troops invaded Afghanistan in an attempt to dismantle al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the attacks, and remove the Taliban government. Two years later, in March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq and deposed President Saddam Hussein. It was a wake-up call, not only for us as Americans but for those in many parts of the world (What happened).
Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity. Although the society illustrated in George Orwell’s novel seems implausible, Orwell aimed to reflect certain aspects of the time period in which he lived and warn readers of the impending future he foresaw. The rise of tyrannical governments during the 1940s, such as Hitler in Germany and Stalin in Russia, fueled Orwell’s paranoia and thus resulted in Big Brother, the representation of totalitarian government he predicted could arise. This, along with the seemingly constant warfare and the inherent loss of highly valued democratic ideals provoked Orwell’s allegory as a way to warn the general public. As a result of the communist and fascist dictatorships of Orwell’s time, 1984 sought to reflect the tactics of manipulation, fear, and stripping one’s individuality employed to control the population by illustrating the principal theme of totalitarianism.
The 1970s up until Hussein’s arrest at the end of 2003, are known to be the most significant in terms of his role in terrorism. Hussein directly committed mass murder on multiple occasions (albeit, not on his own) and is said to be responsible for the death of at least half a million human beings. Some of his methods included: Death sentencing to opposers, the kidnapping and murder of thousands of Kurds and Barzanis, use of chemical weapons and more (ABC News, 2006). Trigger
After that was the Trial of the Seventeen (January 1937). As told in (Scales, Diann, "Stalin and the purges")This time the accused were charged with plotting the forcible overthrow of the Soviet government with the aid of Germany and Japan, While also planning the restoration of capitalism in the USSR. The third trial was of Red Army generals, including Marshal Tukhachevsky (June 1937). (Scales, Diann, "Stalin and the purges) informs us that there actually was no trial held. The Party press merely declared that the eight generals were accused of espionage on behalf of Germany and Japan, anti-party conspiracy, cooperation with Trotsky, and plotting the territorial dismemberment of the USSR.
While the president was the main target for John Booth, his partners each had a different mission in mind. They were to attack his two predecessors. At the play, Lincoln and his wife took a private box above the crowd. This is where the murder took place. John Wilkes Booth shot him in the head and made for an escape.
1.) A group of foreign terrorists decapitates Anderson Cooper on Youtube. To openly terrorize and kill an American figure like Anderson Cooper, is to declare war on all Americans. As commander in chief, the president will neutralize the terrorist threat and restore a since of safety to the American people. He will use his power as commander of the armed forces to directly deploy troops onto the terrorist, route them out, and kill them.