In the article “The Ticking Bomb”, by Wade Davis, the author uses historical events to further evident his argument of the increase global tension and poverty due to the affluence western countries. The author starts the article with the 9/11 attack and, throughout the article, he examines the cause and effect of the attack. The author concludes that the United States is an omnipotent country, as they “dominate the geopolitical scene” (4). After the 9/11 attack, Americans declare a “war on terror” (G.W. Bush), which, as the author suggests, “[is an isolated phenomenon; however, the al-Qaeda organization, the organization that cause the attack, manifest into conflicts that are getting deeper and broader]” (5). The author then introduces the
I read the book “the terrorist” by Caroline B cooney. I liked this book because it had a lot mystery, twists and conflicts. The main theme is about when Laura 's brother billy is killed by a bomb given to him in a busy subway in london. The authorities have no idea at all to who was behind this, so Laura makes it her main goal to find who did it.
In the forensic investigation, there were 6 pieces of forensic finding used in Timothy McVeigh trial. The first set of the finding was the earplugs that he wore to silent the noise of the explosive. Meanwhile, there was a trace of residue found in his jean pockets along with two t-shirts and a knife with the sheath. Therefore, due to the positive mixture founded on McVeigh, the prosecutor believe that McVeigh was involved in making a bomb from a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil. It was believed after, Timothy McVeigh also participated in placing the barrel of bomb ingredients in the back of the rental Ryder truck.
What stood out to me was that Osama wouldn’t claim responsibility for the worst terrorist attack on United States soil. He would point the finger back at the United States, but why wouldn’t the most infamous terrorist claim responsibility for the attack? As I explored the validity of the conspiracy I was presented with more questions than answers. If it wasn’t Al-Qaeda than who can it possible be? Naomi Klein in her book brought up an interesting term, shock therapy.
Tighter airport security has improved airline transportation’s security and reduced the number of attacks on airlines since 9/11. For example the Christmas 2009 day tentative to blow up the plane during a flight Amsterdam Detroit was a tactic to escape airport security measures, which were effective in controlling terrorist behaviors (Howard & Hoffman, 2012). Tapped phone lines and internet monitoring have helped to prevent some important plots in the country. “Jihad Jane” activities were uncovered by such means (Howard & Hoffman, 2012). The support of counterterrorism by citizens means that sacrifice is needed from every one.
Title: Surveillance and the Killing of Osama Bin Laden 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. I. Osama Bin Laden was the founder of Al-Qaeda, the organization that is responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with other terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets directed to send a message to the U.S. and anyone else that disagreed with Al-Qaeda through any means necessary. A. Osama Bin Laden was born in 1957 to a wealthy
"This post is written by Prabhu Manickam to understand how the Stealth Technology is used." Picture1 Osama Bin Laden BIO DATA : NAME: Osama bin Laden D.O.B: March 10, 1957 FOUNDED: Al-Qaeda ATTACK: 1 World Trade Center (the North Tower) and 2 World Trade Center (the South Tower), known collectively as the Twin Towers in September 11, 2001.
On July 27, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia a bomb was detonated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. One person was killed from the blast, and nearly 100 people were injured. However, the blast was believed to have had the ability to kill many more if it was not for one man. Richard Jewell was a former deputy sheriff and security guard for a college. Jewell was working a temporary job as a security guard at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when he found a suspicious backpack (Sack, 2013). Jewell quickly alerted law enforcement and began to move spectators away from the backpack; moments later the backpack exploded. Jewell was quickly called a hero for his quick thinking and actions that likely saved many lives. However, that praise soon turned to blame for the bombing, and Jewell would become infamous for being judged and shamed by the media, even though he had done nothing wrong (Sack, 2013).
Their deaths are a statement, then, as much as they are the final act of one’s faith; and as a statement they have been quite effective. They propagate future deaths, as terrorist organizers use a bomber’s martyrdom as propaganda for still more suicide terrorism.” The damage inflicted by suicide bombings is both physical and psychological, and to inflict maximum damage the bombers rely heavily on the element of surprise. Surprise is generated by turning the everyday into a weapon. For instance, suicide bombers often wear their explosives underneath their clothing, carry them in backpacks, or even hide them in bicycle
Osama Bin Laden, part of the FBI’s top ten most wanted fugitives, was a suspect of several terrorist attacks against Americans (Murdico 7). Bin Laden was the financier and leader of Al Qaeda, an enormous worldwide terrorist organization which killed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians(4). However, the road to his future actions started when he was just a kid. In 1967, when Bin Laden was only ten years old, he inherited 250 million dollars after his father, Mohammed Bin Laden had died in a car crash(11). Later on, Bin Laden would use this money to help fund his terrorism campaign against the United States.
1) Introduction This report is being written by Department of Homeland Security forensic examiner James Beck, regarding the investigation of Anwar Tsarni. Anwar is a Chechen native, and a known associate of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and has traveled to an area known for its terrorist training camp. After surveillance it is believed that he may be involved in planning a terrorist attack. He is currently working as a graduate teaching assistant at George Mason University, located at 10900 University Blvd Manassas, VA 20110.
In the fall of 2010,Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed by American soldiers. It was quickly assumed that the Pakistani goverment helped with this mission but the Americans made it clear that they completed this task alone and with their intelliengence and stratgic ways were able to follow one of his couriers,who wife was from Swat. The killing of Osama Bin Laden was a major event for American history. Finally the man who murdered thousands of Americans in 9/11 was punished. After Bin Laden’s death, Pakistan intelligence was questioned.
The Oklahoma City bombing investigation conducted by the FBI was one of the most extensive investigations ever performed by the agency, ultimately leading to the conviction and execution of Timothy McVeigh (FBI, n.d.). Eventually, at the completion of the investigation the FBI conducted over 28,000 interviews, followed some 43,000 investigative leads, and collected three-and-a-half tons of evidence, and reviewed nearly a billion pieces of information (FBI, n.d.). Consequently, one of the most incriminating pieces of evidence recovered from the ruble was the rear axle of the Ryder truck used to transport the explosives to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (FBI, n.d.). Subsequently, the Ryder truck’s rear axle possessed a vehicle identification
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).
US officials responsible for the CIA drone campaign, have committed war crimes and should stand trial, according to Jon Boone. To back up the accusations towards the officials, he explains that nine of many attacks are being investigated, one being the missile strike that ended the lives of eighteen laborers who had just gotten done picking scrap metal, and were waiting to eat in an area with a heavy concentration of Taliban. Another controversial strike that Boone explains was the case of a sixty-eight year old woman named Mamana Babi, who was picking okra with her grandchildren outside her home when a missile soared from the sky and struck her, killing her instantly; minutes later a second strike injured her family members who aided her. This strike shows how the accusations towards the CIA about double striking are indeed true. Also two al-Qaeda suspects were successfully killed in a strike on a truck, according to Boone, only thing was that there was 4 deaths instead of only the 2 that were planned.