The 9/11 terror attacks is one of the historical and fatal events that changed the United States of America forever, especially in relation to terrorists and terrorism. While these concepts were on the minds of very few people in America's population before the attacks, the 9/11 incident made terrorism to become one of the major concerns for the whole nation. This is despite of the fact that they were carried out in New York City, Washington, and parts of Pennsylvania. Since it was a major concern, the terror attacks dominated all kinds of media and contributed to increased security measures for average Americans. Moreover, terrorism currently provides a major threat to global security that any time in American and global history (Dyson, 2001, p.3). As a result, it has become a fundamental aspect for law enforcement agencies and their initiatives, particularly with the rapid technological advancements.
Yesterday April 19th,1995 Ex-Army soldier and security guard Timothy McVeigh parked his truck lined with explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building downtown Oklahoma City.
Paine saw 1790’s America as a melting pot, as a truly unique opportunity without any difficulty. This has only been
In the book “Winning Is the Only Thing”, Randy Roberts and James Olsen unravel the true origins of sports and the post war effects on American sports. The book reveals the social, economic, racial, and worldly affairs that shaped sports in the U.S. Roberts and Olsen also explain how sports went from fun and games to winning being the only importance. The book begins with the cold war and its effects on the Olympic Games, demonstrating how the games were politicized. It then transitions with racial integration becoming a thing of the past, to the modernization of sports through mass media and technology. “Winning is the Only Thing” offers a variety of the historical stories, giving the readers factual insight on the controversial and scandalous sides behind the transformation of American sports. The book was informative and quickly covered the historical and evolutionary aspects of sports, keeping the book short, sweet and easy to read.
In his own time, Thomas Paine was correct in his assertion of America being a country of concord- we are a nation founded by individuals who had different ideas than what was taught in their homelands. They moved here to be free from judgment and preached equality for all men. America has its own unique culture, we are a “melting pot” of faith and ideas, along with a government designed to give equal opportunity. Now in the 21st century, a look at American life today shows that much of what Paine states is true; as new cultures make their mark on our country- they continue to add to the pot. However, despite the vast cultural diversity this country claims today, Paine’s views of the government working together with its people no longer holds
Before the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in the United States, the CIA was very aware of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups who’s aim was to target the United States. The CIA became aware of Al Qaeda when they were tracking Osama Bin Laden in 1991 for financing terrorist attacks. As previously discussed, the CIA followed Bin Laden to Afghanistan where they eventually declared war on him. In 1999 the CIA was aware of and defeated Bin Laden operatives planning a series of attacks against the US alongside the FBI. The CIA broke up a large terrorist cell in Jordan that was planning to blow up the Radisson Hotel, holy sites, and Israeli tour buses, and had plans to use chemical weapons. During this time, Ahmad Ressam was arrested coming into the United States from the Canadian border, which provided the CIA with knowledge that Bin Laden was planning to attack the United States. In 2000 there was an increase in Ramadan related threats in which the CIA, in conjunction with a number of foreign governments, was able to thwart planned attacks, including one against US interests. During the spring and summer of 2001, the CIA noticed a substantial increase in the amount of threats being reported. While working with the FBI and foreign liaison services, the CIA prevented attacks against US facilities and people in Europe and the Middle East. The CIA considered themselves to be at war with Al Qaeda since 1998 and for the most part was on the
As the 250th anniversary of becoming an independent country draws near, we, the American people, must look at the struggles our country had to overcome to understand how to unite it once again. With our wide range of backgrounds, it seems as though it is hard to become a unified country. But according to Thomas Paine, the author of Rights to Man, despite all the differences, the United States of America is unified in regards to every problem. However, Paine’s claim of a unified country with no issues to fight over is simply untrue, especially in the 21st century where anger and hatred makes it harder for people to listen to each other and unify under the same ideals.
It has been over a decade and a half since Americans were first exposed to the power of foreign terrorism. The twin tower attacks left us helpless. Americans didn’t see it coming and we were even more unsure of how to respond to such a tragedy. Who would want to kill innocent people on purpose? Why? It wreaked fear over the American population for years. Its ghost, constantly revived with every sensationalized explosion, every failed attempt, every image of that Muslim man deeply dedicated to the Islamic ideology. Americans had never experienced such a huge attack from a foreign enemy since Pearl Harbor and we would do anything to prevent this atrocity from happening again.
On the most horrifying day in American history, with smoke still billowing out of rubble in New York and Washington, a grim-faced President addressed the U.S. nation from the Oval Office, "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks... Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into building, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger."
•In the 1900s more groups used terrorism than ever before. One reason is that deadly weapons became easier to get. Another reason is that airplane travel gave terrorists new ways to commit violence.
The world today is witnessing hostile terrorist activities at different regions. Terrorist activities are known to disrupt peace at a domestic and international level, it is often seen that number of groups, owing allegiance to some political ideology or some particular religious beliefs, have chosen the path of violence and terror to achieve their objects. These vested interests are rabid fundamentalists or fanatics having no sanctity for life, having no principles or values. They believe in the power of the gun and want to achieve their objects overnight.
The danger terrorism pose to the United States is popularly viewed to be far more dangerous than it actually is. Despite the statistics and facts, public fears persist at high levels which causes panic, lack of proper information and bad counterintelligence strategy which make the terrorist grow stronger.
History is made every day. Some may be good and some may be bad, some may be ground breaking discoveries and some may be heart shattering tragedies. History will never stop being made and it is our job as united citizens, politicians, and leaders to make sure that a great America will go down in history books forever. I want America to seem like the great place that it is to generations and generations to come.In my opinion America is headed down a bad path. Terrorism is a horrible thing yet there is no doubting that rates of terrorism have raised within the last ten years. One of the worst parts of terrorism after September eleventh is that most terrorist attacks in America were caused by of American citizens. Although terrorism is a heinous
The world has been changed forever since the tragic attack on September 11, 2001. An observer described the atrocity by saying, "It just went 'bam,' like a bomb went off. It was like holy hell (CNN 1). " The new world will be different from what any American has known before. A new war has arisen, not against a foreign country or a major region of the world, but rather against a select group of people who have the capabilities to destroy the lives of so many. The war against terrorism which the United States is now forced to wage will not be an easily won battle. This war will not be fought solely on scattered battlefields in certain countries. It will instead permeate through every aspect of life as we