Whenever Al-Qaeda is mentioned in the United States, terrorist attacks flush in people`s mind. The organized crime group poses a threat to this country. The history of this threat dates back to the year 1998 when Al- Qaeda pioneered the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar es Salam (Tanzania). As if not enough, the group proceeded further to plan the September 11th attacks were four United States commercial airlines were hijacked and crashed in different areas within the country leading to the deaths of more than three thousand people and over six thousand casualties. Among the affected places were the twin towers that hosted the world trade center building and the United States department of defense headquarters that is also known as the Pentagon .
As evident from the actual attacks made by this group, any move by the Al- Qaeda poses a threat to the wellness of the citizens of America. Not only did the team focus on killing people, but it also had the department of defense as a target implying that it aimed at weakening the security of the country. In open letter made by Osama bin Laden (Al-Qaeda’s leader) to the USA, he described the group’s motive to stop America from engaging in peace missions in locations where Al-Qaeda or Islamic nations are involved. According to the United States, however, finishing such missions translates to the promotion of terrorism which cannot be tolerated in the country`s aim of supporting peace missions (Michael
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On February 26, 1993 at 12:18 pm in New York City, the first call was received at the Central Office from a street alarm box at the corner of West and Liberty Streets. The call was reporting a possible transformer vault (or manhole) explosion on West Street near the World Trade Center. As manhole explosions are common in wet whether, there was no hint of a major catastrophe until the phones never ceased to ring after aid had arrived to the site. Numerous phone calls continued, now reporting smoke in the towers of the Trade Center as far up as the 33rd floor within the first three minutes of the explosion (http://members.aol.com/fd347/wtc.htm). The ceiling then collapsed in the train station, which
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Al-Qaeda is a well-known global terrorist network that originated in Islam and is led by the man name Osama bin Laden. Ever since 9/11, security has been an issue for congress and the president himself. Homeland security is the first of its kind to be developed; it is the basis or motherboard of all security that protects us within our nation.
On the fateful day of May 13th 1985, the police decided to bomb the compound of the radical, motivated organization called MOVE. Leading up to the final confrontation, MOVE had been involved in many standoffs with the Philadelphia police and city government. Regardless of the complexity of the situation, there are no circumstances when dropping a bomb onto a residential neighborhood onto a house, full of men, women, and children, would be acceptable. The officials commanding the operation lacked a display of consideration for human lives, and also respect for the neighboring people and properties surrounding the MOVE compound. The MOVE bombing also epitomizes larger issues of both racial and class prejudices that are prevalent in American
President Truman stood in the oval office full of many advisors, but was truly alone ready to make the hardest decision, which would change the world forever. Is dropping the bomb the right decision for the president to make?
On September 11th, 2012 a United States outpost in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked. Leaving four Americans killed, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs. Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979. Questions have continued to arise over the role of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the attack — or rather lack of role to do anything to help these men. Hillary Clinton is essentially who to blame for the heart wrenching deaths of these four Americans.
August 6 and 9 came around, and the bombs were dropped. Japan issued their surrender several days later. The bombings could be seen as an event that directly resulted in the end of the war, or merely accelerated it by as little as a few days. Numerous analyses by top United States Army officials say that Japan would have surrendered well before the end of the year even had the bomb not been used. One of these army officals, Major General Curtis Lemay of the air force, said that “the atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war.” He also said that the bombing was justified simply because it speeded up the Japanese surrender, and “probably saved a few lives.” While Lemay may be correct that the dropping of the bomb accelerated the Japanese surrender, it does not justify the killing of innocent civilians, especially if surrender was inevitable. Lemay believed that invasion was not necessary and that conventional bombing also could have ended the war. With that logic, the bombings didn’t save any lives only spent lives.
When we talk about the super power of the world, would you imagine that there would be an enemy so small but so able to provoke the super power of the world The United States. Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist network, which is considered the most significant terrorist threat to the United States. Al-Qaeda is a prominent group among the hundreds of terrorist organizations that despise The United States. Al-Qaeda was established around 1988 by Osama bin Laden. This terrorist organization is comprised of thousands of fighters from different countries all over the world. Osama bin Laden first formed this organization to take part in the resistance to defeat the Soviet Union. At a time when the Soviet Union was invading Afghanistan. An analysis of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda reveals that it is challenging for the United States to win a war that is not physical in nature but primarily psychological. Terrorist groups tend to wage a war that is physical in some aspects but the key to victory for a terrorist organization is to win through psychological attacks and tactics. Al-Qaeda is an important terrorist group not only because they are a well-known group that poses a significant threat to the United States and western interest, but for the reason that it has survived and been in operation for over four decades.
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There are several terrorist groups throughout the world today. All the terrorist groups have one common goal and that is to rid the world of Americans and western influence from the Muslim world. There is one organization that has ties to most of all the terrorist groups in the world and is the most infamous group in the world today and that is the group called Al-Qaeda The word Al-Qaeda means “the base” in Muslim. As an international terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden. The group seeks to rid Muslim countries of western influence and replace them with fundamentalist Islamic regimes. Al-Qaeda grew out of the of the ashes of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1988, after it helped expel the Soviet
Although, it did not take long before America realized that the Al Qaeda group was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition, the organization was led by Osama bin Laden. Besides, the Al Qaeda group had declared war openly on the States of America (Capone, 2011). As a result, the group was ready to terminate lives of innocents’ lives in America and the entire world. Therefore, America started war against Al Qaeda with the aim of protecting the citizens, friends as well as allies. However, after 10 years of the heroic and tireless effort of American military with the tireless support of the counter-terrorism professionals American had yielded some fruits. In addition, America had strengthened its homeland defense and disrupted attacks by the
When the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred the United States responded in a manner which was seen as a traditional reaction to such an attack; it used its overwhelming superior military to invade the nation of Afghanistan. As Afghanistan was the operating base of the terrorist group responsible for the attacks, Al Qaeda, the invasion all but destroyed the group's operating capacity. But in response to the United States' apparent victory the terrorists have re-organized themselves into a looser confederation and turned to alternative methods of finance and operation. One could say that the success of the American military's answer to the September 11th attacks have created a new environment in which terrorists currently operate. This includes the use of the internet, unconventional alliances with international criminal organizations, as well the inception of the "lone wolf" terrorist. Faced with these new type of threats, the United States and its allies must find a way to identify and deal with them.