osama bin laden

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Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, was the mastermind behind the infamous terror attacks of 9/11 that left nearly 3,000 americans dead. Osama bin Laden grew up to an extremely wealthy family. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, Bin Laden offered his troops and resources to defend Kuwait but was shocked by the arrogance of the Americans who would defend it instead. From then on, he was an opponent of everything American and started to focus his attacks toward The United States. Considering the terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the US Special Forces raid to kill him was justified based on how he planned several major terror attacks, including nine eleven. The leader of the most well-known terror network in the world, Osama bin Laden, was thought to be born on March 10, 1957. He was born to “an enormously wealthy Saudi contractor, Mohammed Awad bin Laden” (Currie 70). Bin Laden’s father died when he was around the age of thirteen. His fathers death “entitled him to a significant share of his father’s estate. This represented enough money to keep him comfortably wealthy throughout his life” (Currie 71). This money would later aid in the support of Al Qaeda and purchasing weapons and ammo to defend against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. in 1979. The Motivation for Osama bin Laden to use his terrorist networks and cells around the world for attacks against the United States came in 1990. Now that he had an army with weapons and tanks, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, he was ready and willing to defend it. Bin Laden was “shocked,” a family friend said, to learn that the Americans — the enemy, in his mind — would defend it instead. To him, it was the height of American arrogance” (The Most Wanted Face of... ... middle of paper ... ...oups. Ed. Stephen Currie. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002. 69-83. Lucent Terrorism Library. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. "Osama bin Laden." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Vol. 22. Detroit: Gale, 2002.Biography in Context. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. Schabner, Dean, and Karen Travers. "Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice is Done,' President Says." ABC News: n. pag. ABC News. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. . Zernike, Kate, and Michael T. Kaufman. The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism. New York Times [New York] May 2011: n. pag. New York Times. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. 02osama-bin-laden-obituary.html?action=click&module=Search®ion=searchResults%2 30&version=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%23%2Fface%2Bof%2Bterrorims%2F>.

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