US Involvement In Osama Bin Laden's War

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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. The Soviet Union invading Afghanistan posed a big threat to Bin Laden. Because of his religious beliefs, he believed Afghanistan and the surrounding countries should adopt an Islamic regime, not a communist one. When Bin Laden got word of this invasion, he did everything he could to prevent it. Initially, the US did not want to help Afghanistan or get involved in its war. When the Soviet Union started sending troops to Afghanistan the US finally realized they couldn’t let the Soviet Union take over Afghanistan and increase the spread of…show more content…
After writing this research paper I finally have some understanding as to why he did what he did. His hatred stems deep within himself and his beliefs. His undoubted devotion to his religion also plays a big role in his disdain for the US. Bin Laden’s moral and societal views are so different from the US. Many of the US’s morals are considered wrong and immoral to Bin Laden. Osama Bin Laden will always be known for his hate and disgust for the US and western civilization and it is known that he carried this hate with him until the day he
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