They believed these groups played a key role in the embassy bombings. Some believe that retaliation and a show of force are acts of self-defence that will eventually result in the destruction of terrorism. Others believe that this attack was merely a demonstration of power and brute force against the Afghan people. The U.S. has formulated many points to justify the reprisal attacks in Afghanistan and Sudan. They claim that terrorist acts, such as the bombing of the U.S. embassies, should not go unpunished.
When, in reality, the people of countries where the US attacks occur, are instilled with much more fright, horror and panic than US civilians could even fathom. Chomsky offers a valid case stating “the United States happens to be the only state in the world that has been condemned by the World Court for international terrorism” .In a world where America believes they are the target of terrorist attacks; Chomsky suggests a long look in the mirror is necessary. His persistent argument makes sense on so many levels. He expresses “The fact the Western intellectuals can look at this and not say anything is a real impressive testimonial to the discipline of educated people.  Chomsky is alluding to the fact that it is remarkable that even scholars from the United States disregard what is clearly being perpetuated by Americans in ot... ... middle of paper ... ...ke Canada, just trail beside America while they wreak havoc on parts of the Middle East.
Terrorism can be broken down into five main categories; Revolutionary, Political, Nationalistic, Nonpolitical, and State-Sponsored. "Revolutionary terrorists use violence as a tool to invoke fear in those in power and their supporters. "(2) The goal for these terrorists is to implicate a government that would be more compliant to their needs. By using methods such as kidnapping, assassination, and bombing, revolutionary terrorists hope to provoke in... ... middle of paper ... ...rrorism of genocide. Although the definition of terrorism is hard to pinpoint, I have outlined a general working definition for the purposes of the essay.
Terrorism is a form of violence that is difficult to define. The State Department defines terrorism as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." Terrorism is not a random, undirected, purposeless act of violence, it has definite goals and violence is the medium of attaining those goals. The most well-known, recent instance of terrorism were the attacks made on the World Trade Center on September 11th , but terrorism goes back to first-century Palestine, where Jewish Zealots would publicly slit the throats of Romans and their collaborators. Because the causes of terrorism are so deep-rooted and complex, the solutions must be multi-faceted and not focus solely on one country or issue.
In his book The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he exposed the horrors of slavery. Douglass tells of the atrocities of slavery, to expose the defense of the cruel atrocities by slaveholders, and to incite the Northern populace to exhort the abolishment of slavery. Frederick Douglass, in his autobiography, singles out the atrocities of the “Peculiar Institution”, from foul to barbarous. In The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave, former slave turned abolitionist, Frederick Douglass (1845) states that many masters treated their slaves cruelly. Douglass (1845) tells of many instances of this inimical treatment.
Some people have also named this war as world war III as many people have already lost their life. It is the campaign led by United States in support of United Kingdom, NATO member countries and few non-NATO nations. Obama has already promised to cut down the number of armies in Iraq but he has also vowed to add armies in Afghanistan. When fighting war on terrorism abroad, it costs U.S government a lot of money. U.S. government has been allocating billions and billions of dollars for the war.
Furthermore, Iraq was a substantial threat to other nations in the world, including the United States of America because of its previous possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties with terrorist groups. It would be misleading to not mention the economic gains that motivated the American government to occupy Iraq. However, as a whole, the U.S involvement in the Middle East was, without a doubt, warranted. Under the regime of Saddam Hussein, no Iraqi citizen was safe. It is estimated that under his control, over 600,000 people were brutally murdered although no one can really know the exact number.
Now sit back and read about some no good terrorists. Terrorism has caused war, safer national security, and safer broken families within the world. One thing that terrorists have caused and are causing and will cause is war throughout the world.For example, these terrorists are able to get weapons of mass destruction, the united states is sure of where they these weapons but it is not a good feeling knowing that they have these weapons. What will the military do if they use these weapons on america? The most well known terrorist group is known as al-Qaeda, these guys are like kings in the terrorist world.
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 evidence veers far from the truth and his reasoning based on religion is not a true reflection of the Islamic religion thus creating an illogical argument. Osama bin Laden’s reasons for killing Americans and their allies are insufficient in the sense that his claims about United State’s motivations are wrong and that his justifications are not rooted in the Muslim religion. In looking specifically at each of Osama bin Laden’s reasons their invalidity as well as, their true purpose, to create an uprising amongst his followers to succeed in his Fatwah, to kill Americans and their allies becomes apparent.
Speaking on the night of the attack, President George W. Bush soothed Americans who lived through one of the greatest tragedies in American history. Ostentatiously, he recruited all Americans to combat terrorism, but his quotation of Psalms 23:4 from the Christian Bible excluded millions of Americans who practice Islam, reinforcing the notion that they all sided with the terrorists. Currently, the United States is on a witch-hunt for Muslims whether they are guilty or not; moreover, Muslims are painted as terrorists and subject to constant attack by the U.S government and people, and Americans still fail to look beyond their narrow stereotypes. By definition, a witch-hunt is a search for and subsequent unjust persecution of certain groups or individuals. Incidents such as the Salem witch trials, the Holocaust, and the McCarthy trials stand as prominent examples of witch-hunts.