The most influential event that lead to the World on Terror was the terrorist attack by the Islamic Terrorist group Al-Qaida to The United States of American on September 11, 2001. The attack of terrorism left the USA and the world in a state of shock and panic. Politicians in U.S described as “war on terror, good versus evil”. Everything began when 4 men organized a series of 4 planned attacks on the U.S. The first planned attack was the hijacking of two 747 airplanes where they held the passengers hostage and eventually lead them to their deaths when they crashed both planes into the World Trade Center A.K.A the “Twin Towers” in New York City. The second planned attack was the hijacking of a single plane which crashes into the Pentagon. The final planned attack was a hijacking of yet another airplane but thankfully we owe our gratitude to the brave passengers on that flight, it is because of their bravery the plane went down in an empty field. Although the location that the fourth plane was determined to go is still unsure, but the plane was headed towards our nation’s capital Washington D.C. and expects suspect that it was headed straight to the White House. Terrorism is described as a use of violence, murder, destruction for political purposes.
The 9/11 attacks resulted in a lot of tragedy, death and destruction. Over 3,000 lost their lives during this attack in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. On a beautiful, ordinary Tuesday morning, the terrorist hijacked a bowing 747 with about 20,000 of fuel in each air craft and crashed them both into the iconic towers within 18 minutes of each collision. The collision caused a massive explosion which left some citizens of New York running in terror and some frozen with shock. Those innocent people trapped in the towers either escaped or died trying. A grand total of 3000 people were killed on the ground and everyone on both planes were killed instantly. People were struggling getting out, only 6...
...challenges and move into the world. This is shown by a personal battle with their inner self, personal choice leading to a change in their emotions, different people having different ways of adapting to new challenges, individuals trying to shut off the rest of the world and the help of others an individual's attitude will change as they enter the world. This is shown the the novel The story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke and in the movie Shrek by (director)
An individual's personal battle with their inner self may hold them back as they try to overcome challenges and enter into the world. The author uses flashbacks throughout the novel from Tom's perspective. These are of the night of the accident and show the reader that Tom is affected by the actions of his brother on that night. It also shows that Tom is held back and has a hard time overcoming the challenges that he faces due to these memories. The use of dialogue between Tom and Chrissy is used when Tom opens up about why he doesn't like to visit Fin. This conversation shows the reader that he is finally opening up about his old life that has help him back for so long. By Tom talking about this with Chrissy he has changed his personal choice and decided he doesn't want to be held back by his old life anymore. Once a person gets control of their inner self then they overcome challenges that they face in their new life as they move into the...
...World War II and the War on Terror
Throughout America’s history there have been a handful of wars that the United States has been a part of. We have proven that we are a strong country and that we can handle anything that comes our way. Along our journey, we have encountered our share of issues: moral, ethical and constitutional issues, specifically in World War II and the War on Terror. We have seen our leaders lead our country and take us to become one of the most powerful countries in the world. We have also seen leaders take us in another direction.
During World War II and the War on Terror, there are many moral issues. One of the questions that people ask regarding the wars is: is reasoning for going to war justified? On December 7, 1941, the United States was devastatingly attacked by Japan on the U. S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
“The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost… I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire” (“Pearl Harbor Speech”)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, FDR, said these powerful words the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Winston Churchill and FDR revealed that they created the...
...Totalitarianism: A World of Terror
Totalitarian is defined as “of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures (as censorship and terrorism) (Totalitarian)”. Through totalitarianism the government is able to completely control its citizens. This can cause everyone to no longer be individuals, no longer be creative, and no longer be imaginative. Orwell saw the dangers of living under totalitarian government, which is why he wrote Nineteen Eighty-four. George Orwell writes Nineteen Eighty-four in the year 1949 because he feared the future world would rule under totalitarianism. He warns society through Nineteen Eighty-four’s characters, themes, and control the Party has on its individuals.
The characters in Nineteen Eighty-four are created to show its readers that totalitarianism can again become a serious threat and should not be taken lightly. Winston Smith was the main character in this novel. “The instinctive responsiveness of the body leads Winston to begin his first tentative gestures of resistance in the solitary physical act of writing down his thoughts and experiences in the forbidden journal (Jacobs)”. In the first chapter Winston writes in his diary repeatedly in capital letters “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” from here it is clear that Winston will be the one who will...
...THIS IS OUR WAR!
“We must not harbour any doubts, it is Pakistan’s war”, says Gen. Kayani
It is our history that whenever is finally united on something, a propaganda is produced to create confusion. Ever since the restoration of democratic system in Pakistan, a debate has been started on the topic that “Is war on terror our war or not?” The whole nation was supporting the Pakistan army until our beloved political parties like Pakistan Muslim League (N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) and Jamaat-e-Islami decided to come up with mix-up statements like “This is America’s war” or “We were forced into joining this war”. These parties act like the political wing of Tehreek-e-Taliban and are constantly trying to manipulate the minds of people by forcing them to believe that if Pakistan stops supporting USA and NATO Forces in this war against terror, the lives of the innocent Pakistani people will be saved and there will be no more bombings and killings in the country. If people really believe that this is not our war and peace will find its way back into the country once we withdraw from it then they are the biggest fools.
Patricia Briggs said in Dragon Bones, “Stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent's blade”
I am afraid the future of this nation won’t be pretty until and unless our people learn to difference between right and wrong. Our people need to understand that by disowning the war against terrorism not...
...War on terror refers to the ongoing military campaign led by U.S and U.K against organizations identified as terrorists. Terrorism can be defined as an unlawful violence or war deliberately targeted to civilians. It can also be defined as a systematic use of terror to coerce or violent acts intended to create fear. This threat is normally perpetrated for religious, political or ideological goals. The conflict as also called by other names. They includeWorld War III, The Long War, War on Terrorism, Bush’s War on Terror, The Global War of Terror and War on Al-Qaeda, (Coaty, 2010).
Terrorism became popular in 1996 when Al- Qaeda network was formed by the late Osama Bin Laden. The network was formed by the World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and their Crusaders. They declared war on the West and Israel. Immediately after its formation, there were bombings in U.S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Osama then plotted for the 2000 millennium attacks. There was an attempt to bomb Los Angeles International Airport but it was stopped. In October 2000, USS Cole bombing occurred. This was immediately followed by the renowned September 11 2001 terror attack. This marked the genesis of war on terror.
The essay explores on the topic understanding the war on terror by Patrick Coaty. This is done by an elaborate discussion on the measures of...
...POL SCI 180
WAR ON TERROR
I, myself, before September 11, 2001 did not know what terrorism was. It is completely a new term for me, and I could never figure how terrible it is. But then, experiencing and witnessing the feeling of losing the one you loved who was a victim of that disaster, I recognized that the world is no longer as safe as before. Today, not only America but also Britain, Spain, Indonesia…became the target of terrorists. The terror tissue is the most challenged thing for all the governments to solve. Even though after September 11, 2001, US has attacked and destroyed a lot terrorists’ bases in over the world, the terrorists still survive and keep aiming to US and its allies.
There is an old proverb of ancient Asian military: “understanding yourself and your enemies is the key to win every battle.” Thus, in order to annihilate terrorism, we need to comprehend what it is. From the book “War on Terror” of Patrick Coaty, we will be able understand deeply how and why terror has an influence in our society by basing on 3 perspectives: terror and international environment, terror and state, and terror with individual.
Terror was first used From the French revolution to the end of World War II as a tool to clean the monarchy in a society by the Jacobins, terrorist groups of...
...Iraq and Iran; Cold War Tension is War on Terror’s Motive
Particular events that took place during the Cold War would later foreshadow and affect the events during the War on Terror, specifically regarding Iran and Iraq. During the Cold War Iraq invaded Iran and thus began the Iran-Iraq War in 1980, which would later involve the United States. This would just be the beginning of the affairs the United States would face when providing support for Iraq through this time. To completely understand the reasoning behind the War on Terror, the history of terrorism should be analyzed between the Cold War and September 11, 2001.The War on Terror was initialized by the attacks that took place on September 11. Although the attacks were carried out by Al Qaeda members, Iran and Iraq were investigated as well. The events during the Cold War provided a framework that would continue to build until the War on Terror campaign was launched. Iran and Iraq maintained a presence through both wars and the incidents that took place throughout the Cold War slowly led to the full blown War on Terror.
As technology advanced, countries struggled for power in an arms and space race throughout the Cold War in 1947. The United States was facing conflict with the Soviet Union, but still provided assistance to Iran and Iraq. America offered support by pressuring reform on Iran, which was suffering from a collapsing economy and a...
...Ripple Effect of Terror 1
The Ripple Effect of Terror
The Ripple Effect of Terror 2
Everyone in America knows where they were when they heard the news. People ran up to complete strangers; “Have you heard about New York?” they would ask. It was 8:46 am Eastern Standard Time and American Airlines flight 11 had just crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 490 miles per hour. News agencies began reporting about a terrible accident in New York City and emergency services, police, and fire fighters converged on the scene. At 9:02 am United Airlines Flight 175 impacted the south side of the South Tower at over 500 miles per hour and it was then that we realized; America was under attack.
The Ripple Effect of Terror 3
The Ripple Effect of Terror
The Terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 were the deadliest in United States History. This cowardly attack changed the course of history for the United States as well as the rest of the world. The aftershock of this tragedy rippled out from New York...