This act shows terrorists that democratic governments will act decisively to prevent their evil crimes. The bombings were necessary to send a message that terrorist attacks would not be tolerated and to try to prevent further violence. Conversely, some argue that the U.S. is committing international terrorism themselves. The United States regularly uses violence for political motives, to intimidate and terrify, which is the exact definition of terrorism. The bombings in Afghanistan and Sudan were called anti-terrorist raids, but they were actually acts of terrorism by the U.S. themselves.
Why should the government have to wait to arrest those who have a great and reasonable suspicion of terrorism against them, while the country unknowingly waits for the worst? The government should be able to detain suspected terrorists without trial for the following reasons: the Protection of our nation and prevention of terrorism; the prevention of nuclear proliferation; the learning of new methods of terrorism; and the prevention of future attacks on US citizens. Detaining suspected terrorists can prevent terrorism and protect our nation; doing such can prevent a crack in national security. Homegrown terrorists pose a large threat to our national security and privacy. Homegrown terrorists are those who pose a threat to securit... ... middle of paper ... ...States, Britain, and Israel Detain and Incapitate Terrorist Suspects.” The Journal of the Naval Post Graduate School Center for HOmeland Defense, and Security.
In this speech, the President made more sense and brought his ideas together more clearly, with phrases and topics that would calm the citizens of the United States. Americans were still unclear of who had performed these acts of terror and were nervous because Bush was being rash, and wasnt speaking with confidence. The president answers questions, revealing which organization was responsible and their mission as people. Bushs speech on the twentieth reveals that, The terrorists directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill all Americans, and make no distinction among military and civilians, including women and children. (pg.
Hopefully these deaths were not in vein, now other countries have joined George Bush in the war against terrorism and are launching repeated strikes on Afghanistan (the Al-Quaida’s supposed base.) They hope that these attacks will prevent any further events from happening. These attacks have in my view displayed that the Taliban can control the US economy and hit any target they wish, no matter how well guarded it is. Perhaps America should have been more cautious and handled the threats more carefully. Maybe they were being too proud and this is why the Taliban believe it is justifiable to kill innocents, or they chose to attack now because America was just feeling safe.
The “War on Terrorism”, does not have a limit of enemies, a location, or a way to end. Many people are ready to sacrifice their personal freedoms in an act of patriotism to help us win the war. These concerns are the greatest potential for danger with this war. In a speech to Congress... ... middle of paper ... ...how the U.S. government got wind of his alleged offer to supply military information to the terrorists. Maybe we as Americans are being robbed of our individual liberties and freedoms by the auspices of national security.
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.
This plane was one of the two to hit the World Trade Center. There are many terrorist groups in the world, many people think al-Qaeda is the only one and their wrong. During this paper you will be informed about terrorist’s and how they plan their attacks on countries. You will also be learning about how our military deals with terrorists. Now sit back and read about some no good terrorists.
After finding out all the hijackers belonged to a regime called Al Qaeda, a terrorist organization that had been responsible for many other attacks and threatened the U.S. prior to the September 11th attacks. I could not help but to think what is going to stop this from happening again. It must have been clear to the hijackers that there mission was suicide but yet they still volunteered. If there are people out there in the world that hate the United States so much that they are willing to die to inflict pain upon its citizens. How can we possibly stop them?
IPS, Jim Lobe notes, “Al Qaeda appears to have largely succeeded in its hopes of accelerating the decline of U.S. global power, if not bringing it to the brink of collapse” (Shah) Many think that if you try to compromise, terrorists will go away. However, there is no compromise with terrorists. Terrorists do anything in their power to destroy others, and there’s no trusting them without risks. One of the worst ways to weaken an economy is a terrorist attack. The terrorist attack could lead to anxiety in cities around America and the shutting down of American borders out of that fear, which could lead to the prevention of internal trade (Walker).
First, would be an international team that is always on call to respond to terrorist threats, and retrieve hostages with minimal loss of life. The second is gun control, which would limit the weapons accessed by potential terrorists. The last thing is to recognize terrorist organizations before they have a chance to attack. Terrorism has been around since the days of ancient Egypt. People have been killing leaders of countries to try and overthrow the government, and for the past one hundred and twenty years terrorists have had new weapons of mass destruction, such as bombs.