Anti American Sentiment Among The United States

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Anti-American sentiment grew in Afghanistan as a result of American policy neither leaving the country alone nor helping to rebuild it. When the Geneva Accords were signed on April 14, 1988, it ended Soviet involvement and ushered in a new era for Afghanistan. The creation of a radical, extremist government by the Taliban allowed for other extremists to join them in establishing a radical Muslim state. Many foreign investors, such as Osama Bin Laden, funded the Taliban army in exchange for political control. According to journalist Ahmed Rashid, “[Osama] funded a lot of their activities. He provided funds to them. And he 's also become a kind of ideological mentor of theirs in the sense he introduced them in many ways to the world of…show more content…
America didn’t focus enough on the people living there, creating a perilous enemy. The terrorist organizations were able to easily organize support and recruitment because everyone could see American influence and organizations around them, without their situation being improved at all. In the aftermath of 9/11, the American government passed the Patriot Act and Homeland Security Act to prevent future attacks and catch terrorists, but instead these acts led to the decline of the freedom of Americans. The USA Patriot Act is an acronym that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism and was passed on October 26, 2001 to expand the tools that law enforcement agencies had in fighting terrorists. The act armed law enforcement with tools for surveillance of terrorists, such as wiretaps and access to business documents. Theoretically, these additions to the law would allow for terrorists to be apprehended before they would attack. In an NSA manual, called “Transition 2001”, the agency detailed their plans for fighting terrorists in the 21st century. The manual detailed a new mission statement for American intelligence, “Intelligence and information systems security complement each other. Intelligence gives the nation an information advantage over its adversaries. Information systems security prevents others from gaining advantage over the nation. Together
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