War on Terror

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Mr. Trabaris War on Terror The rebels from Afghanistan against Soviet occupation formed a Muslim extremist group and called for a jihad in the 1990s. Young Osama bin Laben emerged as a war hero at this time and successfully founded a new organization named al-Qaeda, later known as a terrorist base of operations. On September 11, 2001, under the coordination of al-Qaeda, four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 trained Muslim terrorists and struck into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in suicide attacks, causing enormous devastation that ruined the lives of many. Following the attacks, on October 7, 2001, President Bush addressed to the American nation regarding the U.S. military administration reacting to the al-Qaeda network in order to “drive them out and bring them into justice” (Bush speech) in response to the tragic happenings on September 11. “The United States of America is an enemy of those who aid terrorists and of the barbaric criminals who profane a great religion by committing murder in its name” (Bush speech), claims President Bush. On September 14, 2001, Congress authorized the use of military force against al-Qaeda and granted the President to use all necessary and appropriate forces, officially declaring the War on Terror. Al-Qaeda’s base is in Afghanistan, where is harbored by the Taliban – a regime with military capability that seizes the control of the country. The Taliban is a “ruthless, repressive and radical movement” (Obama speech) that thoroughly oppresses the civilians in terms of gender equality and human rights. “It was announced over the airwaves that 225 women had been rounded up and sentenced to a lashing for violating the dress code” (Buried alive), a report in 1998 says. Persistent insec... ... middle of paper ... ...ed to do it” (source 7), claims one of the farmers. “We have no other option.” The opium production in Afghanistan shows an upward trend since 2002 even the regulation and eradication programs are administered. Directly getting rid of the growing poppies instead of creating alternative sources of income brings about problematic social issues related to women’s rights. It violates the initial objective of War on Terror — the promotion and protection of women’s rights in Afghanistan. The United States, along with other allies are predicted to leave Afghanistan with objectives downgraded or abandoned. Only 40% of the Afghan units are capable of operating, but still independently. A large number of Afghan civilians have been killed in insurgent attacks ordered by anti-government forces, with a growing number each year. Western-style democracy . The economy will not be

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