Before 2001, al-Qaeda, an Islamist militant organization founded by Osama bin Laden, had proven itself a security menace to both the West and the Muslim world. Achieving its height of power in 2001, the group and its Taliban allies were on the verge of taking over Afghanistan (Longest, 7). Then the group made a central mistake: It choose to wage an offensive jihad attack against the United States on American soil. For a time after 9/11, al-Qaeda appeared largely victorious from the devastation left behind of their ruthless exploit; but instead, the craven act would prove to be the beginning of the terrorist organization’s demise.
The al-Qaeda of today is a vastly different entity from the al-Qaeda formed by Osama bin Laden towards the end of the Afghan war against the Soviets in 1988 (Alexander and Swetnam, 2001: 37). The evolution, or as Burton (2006) has termed it “devolution”, of al-Qaeda, is partially linked to its terrorist acts, and, in particular, the counter-terrorist measures employed by governments to deal with them. This is most evident in reference to the single most expensive, in terms of life lost and economical impact, terrorist act in modern history, the destruction of the World Trade Centre, and the subsequent declaration of a “war on terror” by George Bush’s United States and its Allies. It is the actions in response to terrorist acts that has
FOCUS ON AL-QAEDA By (Name) Name of the Course Professor (Tutor) Name of the school City and State location The Date Terrorism refers to the use of threat and violence to frighten and coarse mainly for political reasons. A group that practises the vice is the Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is an Arabic term that means “the base” and arguably
Is Al Qaeda Still a Threat to the United States? In this essay I am going to discuss whether Al Qaeda still poses a threat to the United States. The essay will discuss the current state, since 2013, of Al Qaeda and its affiliate groups. It will use the information to lay out claims and facts that show Al Qaeda is still remains a threat. Although the threat has diminished some since the 9/11 terror attacks it still remains. The threat has gone from huge major attacks to smaller, lone wolf, attacks on the mainland of the United States. Al Qaeda still poses a threat to U.S. embassies in the Middle East, troops stationed abroad, and U.S. aid workers abroad. Al Qaeda also poses a threat to the financial welfare of the United States. The
Al-Qaeda has shaped the U.S. and its Anti-Western ideology that has corrupted the world. This terrorist organization was constructed by Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden’s main goal was to drive the United States armed forces out of Saudi Arabia and Somalia through the technique of violence. Members of Al-Qaeda issued fatwas indicating that the attacks were both proper and necessary. Al-Qaeda had a command and control structure which included a consultation council, allowing many heartbreaking attacks to form. The al-Qaeda organization used horrendously violent acts to induce terror during catastrophes, causing social climate of distrust and fear to emerge the American citizens.
Since the brutalizing attacks that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001, terrorist groups such as al Qaeda, and its subdivision turned adversary - the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - which we affectionately refer to as ISIS, have metastasized into a worldwide threat that has shaken our way of life, our culture, and our approach to our opponents (Kohlmann). From 2013 to 2014 there was a whopping 35% increase in terrorism with attacks in 95 countries, proving that despite the valiant counterattacks, terrorism will not go down without a fight (Williams). Of course, the United States did declare a “war on terror” that despite many cons did result in the ultimate pro - the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda and mastermind behind many terrorist attacks, including 9/11 (Shah). All casualties aside, the death of bin Laden, and more specifically the means by which his
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Throughout history, various terrorist groups have targeted the United States, endeavoring to prove its power and capabilities. Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group, run by Osama Bin Laden, is an explicit example of this. This group’s actions during the early 21st century has changed the lives of American’s forever. On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda attacked the twin towers and World Trade Center, whilst attempted to attack the White House. This act of terrorism killed thousands of innocent civilians, no matter age, gender or race. Al-Qaeda’s main goal is to diffuse fear throughout the world. As time continues, the amount of terrorism within the world is increasing. An increase of terrorism activity is due to the increased amount of state support for it.
State Sponsor of Terrorism” a “Terrorist Act by Prof Michel Chossudovsky Al Qaeda is a threat to America due to its attack on the nation. The attacks were being used by the Bush administration and its friend; British to solicit for public support of the agenda of the global military. The Islamic terror network was an initiative towards the creation of intelligence apparatus (Chossudovsky, 2013). This military and the intelligence services triggered mass casualty events which led to civilian casualties. This was the basis of war propaganda that served to fabricate an enemy. The outside enemy specifically the personalized Osama Bin Laden was threatening America. The pre-emptive war was a target against Islamic terrorist was needed to defend
For more than 2,000 the fear of terrorism has been entrenched in society. International terrorism is a form of political dissent, meaning that it is comprised of an action executed which signifies the rejection of the current social structure (Dyck 400). Not long ago, the national devastation of Al-Qaeda attacks on September 11,2011 was witnessed worldwide as the emanation of terrorist driven from religious motives. This attack, now referred to has 9/11 has have remained the focus on the U.S. Led “war on terrorism” and was the catalyst for many anti-terrorism changes (Dyck 402). Al-Qaeda founded by the notorious Osama Bun Laden and Muhammed Ated was committed to violently opposing to those non-Islamic government. Preceding their attack on September 11, 2001, they were responsible for many terror attacks such as the 1992 bombing of the U.S. Troops in Yemen, and the 1998 bombing of U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salam (Dyck 402). It is often questioned if these were precursors for the 9/11 attack. If anti-terrorism measures were put into place after these events quite possibility bring back the lives of 2,996 people.
HanLiang Zhang Mr. Joe L9 27 Sep.2016 Terrorist threat are more progressively and governments must face them as soon as possible. Is military strike rise terrorist? Before work to reduce terrors, what raised them what they want and will be the main topic we discuss. Actually terrorism exist all around the world. During the anti-terrorism lot terrorist died by American army Targeted killings, even the leader of Al-Qaida Usama bin laden. But what we see is after he died there terrorist threat is more serious, many organization like ISIS and lone wolf terrorist raised by social network. American force costs one hundred million dollar per day in anti-terrorist. Continuous Targeted killings have a mass of collateral damage of locally people, which is one of the main resource to raise terrorist. After Usama bin laden died the Al-Qaida is the main terrorist organization, what raised them will be a good simple for other terrorist organization. According to the author “my research on the Balkans conducted since the mid-1990s enabled me to document numerous ties and connections between Al-Qaida and the us administration. The US. Military the CIA and NATO had supported Al-Qaida in the Balkans. Washington’s objective was to trigger ethnic conflict and destabilize the Yugoslav federation, first in Bosnia, then in Kosovof (Prof 6).” So this is the one reason of Al-Qaida raised. According to The declassified part of an April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), for instance,
Terrorism has become the lead issue in today’s society, dominating the political agenda when discussing counter terrorism and national security (Walsh, 2016). Terrorist often act on emotional actions rather than rational or intellectual thoughts using unconventional violence in order to create a sense of fear (Walsh, 2016). Osama Bin laden leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist group became one of the most powerful, fearful and well known terrorist group in the world, to this day Citation. The Al Qaeda terrorist group is one of the wealthiest terrorist groups to date giving thousands of trained and motivated fighter’s access to deadly weapons Citation. Many of these Solders carried out vicious acts contributing in the killings of thousands. The research shown below will help explore the reasoning behind the Al Qaeda terrorist group, specifically focusing on Osama Bin Laden and the history of the organization, the objectives and strategy of the Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda’s beliefs and Ideologies, The scale of operation and finally the fate of the organization.
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
Research Paper Title: Name: Gerosshanth Satkunam Student Number: 500461906 Course: SSH301– Research Design and Qualitative Methods Section: 051 Dr. Melanie Knight Department of Sociology Jorgenson Hall 324 DATE OF SUBMISSION: Nov. 23, 201 Introduction On September 11th, 2001, the entire world witnessed the revolutionary terrorist acts of global militant group Al Qaeda, as US commercial airplanes were high jacked and crashed onto
The events of 9/11 have brought the topic of Islamic Terrorism to the forefront of western media and diplomatic conversation. It has marked and highlighted the rise in the number of the organizations who use terrorism as a tool to achieve religious or political goals. The actions and strategies of