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Usama bin Laden Biography - Usama bin Laden and His Selection Of Terrorism Usama bin Laden, born in 1957, comes from a wealthy Saudi Arabian family that owns a multinational construction business. He used his inherited wealth to finance Afghan forces fighting the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980’s. After the 1991 Gulf War, he was distressed that Saudi Arabia allowed U.S. forces to remain in the Arabian Peninsula. To advance his agenda of expelling the U.S. from the Islamic world, he worked with other anti-Western fundamentalists to organize a secretive, highly compartmentalized terrorist network, known as al-Qaida....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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How To Be an Effective Terrorist - The United States have had many enemies in foreign countries around the world. On a list of more than seventy, the list of supposed terrorist groups, many stand out, the most recent, and identified usually the most threatening is the Al Qaeda. Usama Bin Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda, organizer of the 9/11 attack on September first, in 2001 was the most wanted man on many countries lists. This was until the decade long manhunt, finally in 2011 Usama was presumably assassinated. With the death of their leader, and the increasing spread of Western influence, their motive is undeniable, however, there are many ways to combat the US, despite the many security since established during the “War on...   [tags: Osama Bin Laden]
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda - Osama Bin Laden who is better known as Al Qaeda's Emir-General was born on July 30, 1957 in Saudi Arabia to Muhammad bin Judah bin Laden and Humid. He was the seventeenth child out of fifty-two. Osama went to Kin Abdulaziz University where he began studies in economics and management but left college in his third year. While at the university he learned Islamic studies and became very intrigued with this religion. Osama's father always urged his children to refrain from politics and religion debate, but Osama seemed interested in government and international politics....   [tags: History of Osama Bin Laden] 1311 words
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The Elimination of Osama bin Laden - A recent monumental political event occurred on May 2, 2011, when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot and killed in Pakistan by American forces. Many Americans cheered as justice was served to the man who masterminded the attacks of 9/11, which killed thousands of innocent Americans almost ten years ago. There is much speculation regarding the efforts of the military in apprehending bin Laden, as well as the political agenda of current President Barrack Obama and his role in the execution of the mission, as well as the role bin Laden’s death will play in Obama’s reelection as President....   [tags: al-Qaeda, Pakistan]
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The Life of Osama Bin Laden - “Both, bin Laden and the Crusaders [Taliban] transformed the evil of vengeance into a virtue. Both exploited their religious traditions to commit atrocities” (Fadl 5). Osama bin Laden misused the Qur’an in order to gain the governmental power in and around countries with a high population of Muslims. Bin Laden’s word manipulated so many different people that a group formed called the Taliban, who believed in bin Laden’s message so much that they believed every word he said about other countries trying to destroy the Islamic faith (Fadl 2)....   [tags: qur'an, muslims, the taliban]
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Death of Osama Bin Laden - Osama bin laden is a chief leader of a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United Sates, AL qaeda. Bin laden formed this powerful militant Islamic group, in 1988, to strengthen the international network he established during the afghan war. Their purposes were the advancement of Islamic transformation throughout the Muslim world and to oppose foreign intervention in the Middle East. Osama bin laden is more notably. Known for his role in authorizing the devastating attacks on 911. Leading up to this most disastrous attack was additional attacks made on the United States as well....   [tags: Terrorism, Current Events] 844 words
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Death of Osama bin Laden - We all remember the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. Well, most of us do. I was only a child when the new struck everyone’s hearts. My mother remembers it well and tells me about it each year when September 11 comes around. The United States was on edge and ready to start a war after the occurrence. But, some might wonder “Who could do such evil to a country?” and “What ever happened to him/her?” The name of the man who brought such terror to our country was Osama Bin Laden. He was a man from Saudi Arabia with malicious plans to cause a havoc among New York City and a panic to everyone in the United States....   [tags: Operation Neptune Spear, al Qaeda]
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Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957 and he was surrounded by 49 brothers and sisters. His family was really rich because of his father who was a billionaire, and owned one of the biggest construction companies of the kingdom. Bin Laden attended a high leveled school during his childhood, which combined British style secular education with Islamic worship. During his college years, he went to King Abd Al University to study four different courses: civil engineering, public administration, business and economics....   [tags: saudi arabia, Al-Qaeda, leader]
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Osama Bin Laden - ... It gradually grows over time. Evil is smart, manipulative, precise. Osama was said to be strikingly current, extremely well informed, and toughly detailed. From the time he built his camps to 1989, bin Laden’s group had been involved with more than five major battles, as well as hundreds of small operations. In 1998 Osama organized a group called al- Qaida. This army would focus on symbolic acts of terrorism instead of the typical military campaigns. Osama based this new group from Muslim, but rearranged the pillars of the teachings of Islam to suit his own purpose....   [tags: Terrorism, Evil, Al-Qada]
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda - On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists (with strong ties to Al Qaeda), on four separate planes, slaughtered almost 3000 civilians at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon ("9/11 Attacks"). Al Qaeda is widely known as the most feared terrorist organization. It is a global Islamic militant organization, and its location cannot be determined because of its secrecy and the fact that its militants operate all over the world. It commits acts that are considered terrorism. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims (Currie 70)....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11th]
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A Brief Biography of Osama bin Laden - ... While growing up he was never scared of bombardment and never showed reaction showing how he was fearless. He did not like the use of electronic because it was an easier way to be tracked. This showed how he always feared being caught and did not like technology. Osama’s mentality was mainly focused on Muslim Brotherhood and he cherished this. He was a noble man and in the presents of higher educated scholars, he paid his respects and always downgraded himself before them. Throughout Osama bin Laden’s childhood into his young adulthood he began to create a following for himself....   [tags: deadly terrorists, Al Qaeda] 1522 words
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeada - To some, he is the most hated and most hateful man in the world, and at one point was the most wanted criminal on the face of the planet. Osama bin Laden, in 1988, founded an Islamist network called al-Qaeda; the foundation built from his faith in God. This network would soon become a feared terrorist group from different countries across the globe. Bin Laden built his network with intentions of harming others that did not share his beliefs. Among his methods were: armed terrorism, suicide bombings, and alleged financial manipulation as the world has seen through attacks throughout history....   [tags: Islamist Network, Terrorist Group]
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Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden - ... When Afghanistan collapsed into a civil war, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden convened a meeting that formalized the establishment of an elite fighting force. The fighting force used terror to achieve its aims and Azzam was appalled. His son-in-law was quoted saying, “He was against the method of trying to recruit people not for the jihad in Afghanistan but for planning to do something else.” (Baker). Although Azzam helped teach bin Laden and persuaded him to come to Afghanistan, he was against bin Laden’s idea to use terror to achieve his fighting force’s aims....   [tags: islamic regimes, terroristic organizations] 2233 words
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September 11th Attacks and Hunt for Osama Bin Laden - ... As the war progressed Obama felt that finding Bin Laden now had a high enough priority on The War on Terror. Shortly after he was elected Obama told the director of the CIA Leon Panetta that finding Bin Laden was a top priority (Obama). Starting in early 2008 Bin Laden was a high target for American intelligence and troops. As more time, effort and funding was available to the CIA through Obamas want to find Bin Laden, the CIA began to uncover a complex that could be the location of Bin Laden....   [tags: terrorism, military, search, leader] 1668 words
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The Fear and Destruction Caused by Osama bin Laden - On September 11, 2001, nearly three thousand people were killed when a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. There was one man behind this terrible tragedy that rocked the world’s foundations, and threatened the safety and security of humanity. Osama bin Laden, leader of Taliban group Al Qaeda, proudly accepted responsibility for the terrorist attacks carried out on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the Capital building of the United States. With his acceptance of blame for this horrific event, the worldwide war on terrorism began....   [tags: terrorist, al qaeda, muslim] 1416 words
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Details of Osama bin Laden’s Death and Operation - ... Possibly bin Laden. When President Obama learned about this information he pursued an aggressive course of action. President Obama called for the first of many US defense meetings to determine what their course of action should be (www.nydailynews.com). On April 29th President Obama approved the operation to capture or kill bin Laden. Three days later on May 2nd was when the actual operation was carried out. In the early morning hours two Navy Black Hawk helicopters approach the compound. They carried a platoon of 24 US Navy SEALs....   [tags: Navy, Ambush, Terrorism]
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A sigh of relief: Obama's Speech on the death of Bin Laden - Nearly a decade ago Americans experienced one of their worst attacks on their own land. Ever since that day Americans have been in Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and other neighboring countries looking for the leader of the attacks, Osama Bin Laden. On May 2, 2011 America finally killed this man. This man who left parents childless. This man who created orphans out of children. This man who widowed men and women. This man who devastated a nation and every family in it. This man has now been killed and justice has been brought to the entire country....   [tags: Politics]
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Osama Bin Laden: From Ally to Enemey - Osama Bin Laden; a name associated across the world with terrorism. Every American knows this name as the face of evil. The man solely responsible for 9/11 and much more. He was America’s public enemy number one up until the day he died on May 2, 2011. That being said, would you believe me if I told you, he was not always our enemy. “He was our kind of guy until he wasn’t, an ally during the Cold War until he no longer served our purposes” (Scheer). Osama fought for our side and helped us end a ten-year war with Russia....   [tags: terrorism, public enemy, communism, Cold War]
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Osama bin Laden Owes Me a Snow Globe - Charlton Heston once said that “In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.” Throughout history, the world has resolved issues in the past for the most part and has moved on in life. That is, except for Osama bin Laden, who has had a grudge against the United States for a very long time. When he finally decided to act upon his anger, he created a tragedy for millions of families in America by bombing the United States....   [tags: Terrorism]
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September 11th and the End of Osama bin Laden - I awoke the morning of September 11th in the usual manner. Around 9 a.m. I turned on the television, which happened to be on a news channel. There was something unusual taking place, and this time it was not the usual LA car chase. This particular morning the news anchors were not talking about the usual trivialities; instead there was live coverage of something big taking place in downtown Manhattan. Though I still felt half asleep, I was trying to focus on the television, whereas I saw smoke billowing from the World Trade Center Towers....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Zero Dark Thirty is a Movie Loosely Based on Osama Bin Laden - ... Historical Significance: The September 11th, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, orchestrated by Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden, were the events that launched the U.S. War on Terrorism. Al-Qaeda’s attack on the United States was carried out by members of radicalized Islamic groups, whose objective was to spread jihad against the secular influence of the West. This tragic event provided the historical basis for the events in the movie. The movie adopts a plot about the combined efforts of United States and foreign governments in the Middle East to collect information for the attempt to track down and capture Osama Bin Laden....   [tags: cia, al-qaeda, islamic]
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Macbeth in William Shakespeare´s Macbeth and Osama Bin Laden: Power Hungry - ... Soon after he kills Banquo, Macbeth hosts a banquet, where Banquo’s seat is left empty. Only Macbeth truly knows what has happened to Banquo. However, he hallucinates that Banquo is at the table with all the guests when Macbeth says, “Avaunt, and quit my sight. Let the earth hide thee./Thy bones are marrowless; thy blood is cold;/Thou hast no speculation in those eyes/Which thou dost glare with” (3.4.113-116). Macbeth is seeing Banquo at his banquet even after he ordered murders to kill Banquo and Fleance, Banquo’s son....   [tags: Power, Murder, Tyrant] 657 words
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Osama Bin Laden as a Middle Eastern Hero - Representation and Construction of Heroes Heroes are often described as a person who against the opposing forces fights for their rights and freedoms. Osama bin Laden is the pin up boy for terrorism. The monster and the mastermind, But is he really the villain western media makes him out to be. Osama bin Laden, to millions, with his face regularly plastered on television and across the magazine covers and front pages of newspapers, is immediately associated with evil. To most he is guilty of mass murder, although he hasn't been found or tried, and there has been no publicly released evidence connecting him with the said crimes....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism] 1377 words
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The Solution to Terrorism is Searching for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan - The Solution to Terrorism is Searching for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan Unfortunately in the past few months the United States has had to take safety precautions never seen before in America. Every public place has new rules and regulations of exactly what one can have. In entering somewhere such as Yankee Stadium, one can no longer have a backpack. One must also be patted down to check for weapons or bombs or whatever else one could possibly bring in that could cause the death count to rise in addition to the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Violence and Its Additional Problems - As Mahatma Gandhi once quoted, “Anger is the enemy of the non-violence and pride is the monster that swallows it.” Many times in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, violence broke out. Never once did the Montagues or the Capulets become the monster that destroys anger. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are “star crossed lovers” that often causes problems in the city of Verona, Italy. Violence is rarely the answer, but sometimes it can be for the greater good. Very few times in history has violence ever solved problems without causing any more because of the grieving involved....   [tags: Bin Laden, Romeo and Juliet]
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Leadership Support: Good and Bad Leaders - If one of your parents forgets to give you your allowance one time, are you going to try to kick them out of the house. Most likely not, because nobody is perfect. However, some people believe that if a political leader has done something wrong, that it is okay to get rid of them at all costs. There are, as always, two sides to this argument. One side says that it is okay to get rid of them, and the other side says it is not okay. One man that I would've agreed to get rid of was Osama Bin Laden, leader of a terrorist group called "Al-Qaeda"....   [tags: bin laden, hitler, kennedy] 617 words
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Osama Bin Laden’s Claimed Motivations for 9/11 are False - Osama Bin Laden’s Claimed Motivations for 9/11 are False Where did the animosity which lead to the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 originate. It is obvious at this point in time that the leader of the al Qaeda network, Osama bin Laden, was the mastermind behind the attacks, but the reasons why the attacks occurred and the fact that a small majority of people can support such acts remains very unclear. Osama bin Laden stated in his February 1998 Fatwah, “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies- civilians and military- is an individual duty for every Muslim.” When examining the three direct reasons given by Osama bin Laden to kill Americans his reasoning based on factual evid...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Democracy can Stop Terror - The call of freedom. Some take it as a joke. Something that is only natural and not appreciated. Ask a group of students at a local university about the bill of rights. Could the students name one amendment. Two. Three. In other countries, citizens are desperately reaching out in the fight against the tyrannical rule of oppresive regimes. These same citizens can only imagine the possibilities of America. This is the story of our generation. An apolitical, utterly ill-informed, young generation who forgets about the sacrifice of many in the past and present....   [tags: Terrorism, Bin Laden] 1751 words
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Relations Between the United Sates and Pakistan - What long term effects the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden the 1st of May 2011 will have on the relations between the United Sates and Pakistan is yet too early to distinguish. The viable questions that can be asked at this time are how the situation and policies changed to this day has and will the changes be permanent. Will the relations between the states ease up or will an even tenser situation between them two come out of the events May 1st 2011. And how may the changes the relations seen so far have an impact on the future relations between The United States and Pakistan....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden]
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The Origins and Attacks of Al Qaeda - Al-Qaeda is a household terrorist organization name that almost everyone knows. Their most recognize for conducting the attacks of September 11, 2001. The attack killed nearly 3,000 people and injured thousands more. They have already completed numerous attacks both foreign and domestic against United States personnel. The likeness of an another attack is highly probable. This being said, we must continue to do everything possible to prevent an attack from occurring. Origin The Origins of Al Qaeda can be traced to when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the 1980’s....   [tags: september 11, bin laden, afghanistan]
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What Drives Someone to Complete the Devastating Acts of Terrorism? - Since the darkest day, September 11, 2001, the citizens of The United States of America are on alert and are weary of acts of terrorism. One can turn on the television and can easily find an act of terrorism. Most recent acts are the Boston bombings or the bombings in Volgograd, and most recently the two bombings in Sochi. What drives someone to complete the devastating acts of terrorism. How can on predict, based off of antisocial behaviors, who is more likely to become a terrorist. Regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or racial background, experts agree terrorists share one common link: their childhood....   [tags: terrorism, terrorist, bin laden, 9/11]
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The Origins and the Machination Behind Islamophobia - Islamophobia did not suddenly start after the horrific 9/11 event. Like anti-Semitism , it has long and deep historical roots; however, its contemporary resurgence has been triggered by the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As a result of several people’s inane folly, Islamophobia distorts the photograph of the entire Muslim community wherever they live; Muslims today are guilty until proven innocent. According to John Esposito (2011), significant minorities of non-Muslim Americans show a great tolerance for policies that would profile Muslims, require special identity cards, and question the loyalty of all Muslim citizens....   [tags: muslim community,9/11 attacks, bin laden]
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Drones: Safety Comes in Different Forms - “The Pentagon now boasts a fleet of approximately 7,500 drones, up from just fifty a decade ago. According to a congressional report, ‘manned aircraft have gone from ninety-five percent of all aircraft in 2005 to sixty-nine percent today’”(Zenco). Drones are increasing in popularity. Military, federal, and police officers have been bickering with the public on the lack of privacy that they will have if drones come into everyday life. Apart from these negatives, drones are used in positive ways like mapping out a perimeter of a building or trying to catch a criminal on the run....   [tags: the pentagon, bin laden, Al Qaeda]
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Breakdown of Septemberl 11 Terrorist Attacks - ... Ayman al Zawahiri is expected to take over al Qaeda since he was its head for quiet sometime. However, a lot didn’t think he was capable of handling such a position and big responsibility since he didn’t have a lot of combat skills and has shown weak leadership skills. He was less charismatic than Osama bin laden and a lot questioned his loyalty to this whole terrorist network. On the other hand, he was a Great War organizer and a master in political in fighter. The war on Afghanistan (2001-present) The war on Afghanistan was one of the major events of the 21st century....   [tags: Osama Bin Laden, UN position on terrorism] 2178 words
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Ethics and a Movie: Zero Dark Thrity Directed by Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, is a 2012 suspenseful action war film that is based on recent events surrounding the hunt for Osama bin Laden, leader of the infamous terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. Though the film has been regarded quite favorably by a majority of critics and has won numerous awards, it has also generated much controversy. Most of the controversy has centered on the film’s historical accuracy as well as questions about where it obtained certain classified information....   [tags: war film, osama bin laden, terrorism]
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Terrorism Needs to be Stopped - Terrorists Terrorists are all over the world, they harm innocent people for their own enjoyment and they should be stopped. There have been many terrorists in history, for example Hitler was a terrorist that wanted to punish people who were Jewish. Also, Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda hijacked U.S.A. planes and crashed them on American soil. But that incident ended when American Soldiers assassinated Bin Laden. People are tired of living in fear because of terrorists. Get rid of the terrorists. The leaders of the world have searched for terrorists and have some success....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, world trade center]
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The Longest and Trafic Day in American History: September 11th, 2001 - ... After the second plane hitting they started researching the flight and who was on it. While looking that up they started to recognize some names, they pieced together that it was a terrorist attack. Involved with Alkyda because they recognized names from the people that were on the flights. During this time Bush was the president of the United States, he had been in Sarasota with a group of kids listening to them read and learn in a local school. Bush had no idea the second plane was hit because he had been in this classroom not able to answer phone calls....   [tags: world trade center, osama bin laden] 742 words
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Usama, The Middle East, and The Crusades - The selection from Usama Ibn Munqidh’s Kitab al-l’tibar otherwise know in English as the Book of Contemplation is a book in which Usama provides a series of short vignettes as a testimony to his experiences in the medieval Middle East and the Crusades. Through his writings the reader is able to get a Muslim account of the Crusades. It is largely a personal account so many details are left out and much background knowledge is assumed. It also is not the most unbiased source as supported by Usama’s frequent utterence that “Allah render them [The crusading Christians] helpless” (Ibn Munqidh 197) Usama also makes no attempt at analysis or understanding and just writes exactly what he observed wi...   [tags: The Middle Ages]
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The Day the World Stopped Turning - Five hundred thousand dollars is the estimated amount of money it cost to plan and implement the death of 2,977 people (CNN.com). 500,000 dollars is the amount of money that changed one nation forever. For some, it is hard to believe that this America is the same country as it was 12 years ago. In some ways, it is, but in most ways, the pre-september-11 America is almost a completely different America than the post 9/11 America. This country has changed in almost every way it can: technology, government, traditions, education, and economy....   [tags: before 9/11, bin laden, ground zero]
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Current Events in Pakistan - Pakistan Current Events - During the last three years, many key events affected Pakistan. These events increased instability within Pakistan, and damaged the relationship between Pakistan and the United States. In late April 2011, the US conducted an operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden. Special Forces (SF) launched the operation with the reported assistance of a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi. SF found bin Laden in a compound located less than sixty miles outside Islamabad, and less than one mile from the Pakistan military academy....   [tags: bin laden, polio vaccine, peace talks] 1739 words
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Leaders and Political Power - “The greatest power is not money power, but political power.”- Walter Annenberg. For years, political powers dictate and establish the rules of governing around the world. With power comes responsibility, as always said. Political powers change and shift over time like the phases of the moon. Leaders are force to step down from their position as new ones rise. Uneven power within a country can cause disarray in modern civilizations. Political leaders do not always fulfill their duties, as they should....   [tags: hitler, osama bin laden, malcom x] 1117 words
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Remember September 11, 2001 - ... If that doesn't scream a perfect target for a terrorist attack I don't know what would. An interesting fact about the Pentagon and the attack is that the attack happened exactly 60 years from the finishing start of the Pentagon. The Pentagon was started September 11, 1941. On September 11, 2001 flight 77 crashed into the west wall at 9:37 a.m. traveling at 529 miles per hour when it hit the building. With flight 93 on its way to its destination, the hijackers heard word that the U.S. Government was going to attempt to take control of the plane again so the pilots purposely crashed in the middle of the field thinking might as well do some damage....   [tags: twin towers, terrorists, Osama Bin Laden] 926 words
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President Bill Clinton Was Responsible For 9/11 - The Clinton administration was at fault for the 9/11 attacks. During the course of his presidency, Bill Clinton had more than a single chance to catch those responsible for the 9/11 tragedy. During his term of 8 years, Clinton had seen a fair share of terrorist attacks, all of which were quickly forgotten. Clinton not only sparked the attack on the World Trade Center, but he may very well have sparked hatred towards the United States by many of the Middle Eastern countries. In 1993, the World Trade Center was attacked from the basement floor by a bomb in a truck....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
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The Roots of the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 - The causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are rooted deeper than most Americans realize. The trail of historical events that led to this catastrophe are widely unknown. Many Americans believe that the war on terror began with the tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden, but in reality, the war on terror has a long and complicated history. This paper will explore the historical events that culminated in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.....   [tags: terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, Middle East]
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The Political Psychology of Al-Qaeda - The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of Al-Qaeda , which is known to be a terrorist group , in politics through analysing the composition and the structure of the group , the psychology of Osama Bin Laden, the leader , and through analysing the psychology of its members. It is crucial to note that groups have a very important role in politics that can not be neglected , and that groups with a large number of members , like Al-Qaeda , have big role not only in politics but also in decision making (Cottam , Uhler , Mastors and Preston , 2010 , p.65)....   [tags: Enemis of Allah, Political Extremists]
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Abdullah Azzam Brigades - The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is named after al Qaeda's co-founder and Osama bin Laden's mentor, was formed by Saleh al Qarawi sometime after 2004 as an offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq, and was tasked with hitting targets in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories) and throughout the Middle East. Abdullah Azzam Brigade is a Sunni Islamist militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad movement. The group, which began operating in 2009, was founded by Saudi Saleh Al-Qarawi and has local networks in various countries, mainly in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Gaza Strip and Lebanon....   [tags: al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, founder]
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"A Day to Remember": 9/11 - On September 11th, 2001, nineteen members of Al Qaeda hijacked four United States commercial airlines. The Al Qaeda is a terrorist group lead by a man of the name Osama bin Laden. Laden is the conductor of the attack on September 11th and is known to be disliked by many American citizens. Two of the hijacked planes crashed into the famous World Trade Center, Twin Towers, in New York City, New York. After the second plane struck the South Tower Americans were convinced it was a terrorist attack....   [tags: Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, World Trade Center]
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