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Kuwait and other Gulf states make a grave mistake if they were to underestimate the seriousness of the Failaka Island attack and focus all their efforts and interest on hunting down the remaining members of the sleeper cell which carried out the attack against the US marines on the island, viewing t ... An even greater mistake is if we believe that a security approach coupled with a ready rhetoric attack on the Islamists is the solution, and the problem is over.The more important question now - the question that should be given greater attention and concentration - is: Has the Al Qaeda network moved its operations to the Gulf states? If that has in fact happened it will be a development that has not been taken into account in Al Qaeda's tactics and operations that target US interests and which previously used to take place in distant countries. ... We all know that Al Qaeda ideology has ...
9/11 brought considerable changes to the United States in terms of policy building and immigration laws. It was an even that should have never taken place. During the Clinton administration, U.S. Embassies were bombed by Al Qaeda to which President Clinton responded by cruise missile attacks and the ... Embassies were bombed by Al Qaeda to which President Clinton responded by cruise missile attacks and the CIA hired assassins to kill Bin Laden. ... He accepted that the attack on the USS Cole was ordered by Bin Laden and the Bush administration, not wanting to wage military action, started to devise a plan to eliminate Al Qaeda in about three to five years. He was briefed that Al Qaeda is planning more attacks but the report stated that the attacks were to be carried out overseas and not on American soil. ...
What is the 'national interest' of the United States in the post-September 11th world community? It is not simply difficult to determine the correct, concrete policy to achieve this goal in an international community filled with the fear of terrorism and political uncertainty. It is also difficu ... For example, a realist perspective of international politics would suggest that after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the United States as a nation should rationally determine that its enemy, Al Qaeda must be eliminated, and go about seeking out the organization in Afghanistan in a highly systematized fashion, given that the terrorist cell possessed less armament capacity than the United States. If only the United States' intelligence-gather had been more comprehensive and better integrated in terms of communication between its bureaucracies, the attacks would have been prevented...
On September 11, 2002, the United States became victim to Al-Qaeda's terrorist attack. The attack caused the loss of 3000 men, women, and children. Only time will tell what Saddam Hussein plans on doing with his current production of nuclear weapons. Former president Clinton said it well, "Hussein ... On September 11, 2002, the United States became victim to Al-Qaeda's terrorist attack. ... Even though Iraq has never been known to go through with a direct attack on North America in the past, Hussein's weapon production factories have been tied in with members of Al-Qeada, the group responsible for the W.T.C. terrorist attack. ... It will remove illegal weapon trafficking from Iraq to large terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for the September 11th attack. ...
Soft power: term first used by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. in 1994. He defines it as "the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country's culture, political ideas and policies."1Examples of the use of soft power include strate ... However, he says, "the Bush administration undercut its own strategy and helped al-Qaeda gain new recruits throughout the Islamic world...polls show that after the Iraq war, more people in 'friendly' countries such as Jordan and Pakistan were attracted to Osama bin Laden than to George W. ... One of the complaints al-Qaeda has is that they do not want American culture to infuse their culture, which they see as superior to ours. As Nye says, ""Britney Spears and 'Bay Watch' symbolize everything that al-Qaeda hates about America."11There is some evidence that "soft power" may...
The Power of ActionsUnited States of America was attacked on September 11, 2002 by a terrorist organization. The terrorist hijacked Boeing passenger airplanes and crashing two of them into the side of the World Trade Centers in New York City, New York taking the lives of many working citizens and re ... The organization responsible for these attacks was the al-Qaeda. Members of al-Qaeda lived in the U.S. prior the attacks and were trained how to fly by U.S. schools. ... The al-Qaeda did what they thought would make the U.S. weak and collapse. ... Operation Enduring Freedom was set forth In October of 2001 to retaliate and dismantle the Taliban and al-Qaeda military installations. ... Anaconda was used to squeeze the life out of Taliban and al-Qaeda forces dug in the mountain of Shahi Kot. ...
The Bush administration officials are making plans for a major invasion of Iraq that could come as early as this fall. The Bush administration feels that attacking Iraq and overthrowing Saddam Hussein is part of the campaign against terrorism and is needed to prevent Iraq's development of weapons of ... The Bush Administration has failed to produce credible evidence that the Iraqi regime has any links whatsoever with Al Qaeda. None of the September 11 hijackers were Iraqi, no major figure in Al Qaeda is Iraqi, nor has any part of Al Qaeda's money trail been traced to Iraq. ...
In 1945, the United States put a final and definitive end to World War II when it used two atomic bombs on Japan, forcing their surrender. At that time the entire world learned of the terrible potential of weapons of mass destruction. Unfortunately, as the major nations have backed away from weapons ... Terrorists released the nerve gas Sarin into a Tokyo subway some years ago, anthrax was used in the United States with the Postal Service as the delivery method, and al-Qaeda killed thousands in 2001 by flying fuel-laden passenger planes into buildings (Quillen, 2002). ... However, This is still al large amount of material. ... The head of al-Qaeda, the organization that conducted the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, is headed by a wealthy man. ... Al-Qaeda used airplanes loaded with passengers as well as fuel in 2001 as WMD's. ... Al-Qaeda viewed the Twin Towers in New Yo...
Terrorism and The Taliban: How It Is Affecting Our WorldThe terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have obviously left an unforgettable impression on both the United States and the world. That was the day that the longstanding conflict between the extremist Muslim groups and the US came to a climax ... Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist network that seeks to rid Muslim countries of what it sees as a "profane influence of the West and replace their governments with a fundamentalist Islamic regime" ("Al-Qaeda," par. 2). ... He and his Al-Qaeda network worked hard to recruit fighters from across the Arab and Muslim world to join the jihad in Afghanistan. ... As the views of bin Laden, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban began to spread, their movement began to gain supporters and soon they were able to carry out several of their plans to destroy America and the West. ... They had managed to stop sever...
Ever since the September 11th attack, the U.S. has been trying to find ways to deal with terrorists. We have increased our security, and become more alert to details that may have seemed trivial prior to the attack. We have also found ways to search for and kill terrorists. We have not yet, however, ... However, Al Qaeda soldiers do not follow the code, and therefore are illegal combatants. ... The U.S. government, however, is not break- ing international law by trying Al Qaeda and Taliban members in military tribunals, as some international law scholars say they are doing. In order for Bush plan to be unlawful, Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters would have to be legal combatants protested by the Geneva Convention. ... Neither the Taliban nor Al Qaeda can meet all these standards, making them totally subject to trial by military tribunals. ... Most Americans favor letting the president use militar...
After the Cold War, the state of American intelligence was in incredible disarray. The Cold War had ended. The purpose of all of American intelligence efforts had been shifted from a Cold War focus on the Soviet Union to a more chaotic, diverse, and internationally and ethnically divided world. Th ... The 9/11 commission, when comparing the Clinton Administration's response to the 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of American embassies, admitted that during this period of world history the Clinton Administration was still in a difficult and transitional world period, and domestically, the nation was uncertain as to how to go forward. ... Without local law enforcement's connection to international systems of authority, and vice versa, terrorist networks can make local incursions into the infrastructure of the United States as Al Qaeda through flight schools, and through other grass roots m...
1. Identification of the Issue The impact of Islamic Fundamentalism on the World as it relates to terrorism.The Founding Of IslamMuhammad was born into the trading society of Mecca in 570. He was a part of one of the dominant tribes, the Qu'raish.1. Mecca was a great trade city and was a stopping pl ... 1. Identification of the Issue The impact of Islamic Fundamentalism on the World as it relates to terrorism.The Founding Of IslamMuhammad was born into the trading society of Mecca in 570. He was a part of one of the dominant tribes, the Qu'raish.1. Mecca was a great trade city and was a stopping place for merchants and businessmen of all races, religions, and countries. In general, it was open to the world. ...
# (1) EXAMPLE1.Title of the story: 'FAMILY 'BASHH'.2.Date of incident: June 10th 20023.Place: Queens, NYRafael Miranda and his three teenage children (a girl and two win boys) has filed a lawsuit for being wrongfully arrested and violently handled by police for allegedly arguing and yelling at an ... . # (2) Type of violence: Primordial# (3) People perpetrating the violence: Al-Qaeda Terror Group# (4) The Al-Qaeda is trying to terrorize the world with their actions of violence. They have been very successful in carrying out these attacks in the past and the present, therefore; the world has to come together and work on finding not only the AL-Qaeda group, we have to stop all terror groups around the world and bring them to justice.# (3) This third example was some information I found on the web. ...
Stephen Biddle's review essay "The New Way of War?" in the journal, Foreign Affairs, states the advantages and disadvantages of the present form of a new war, which would approve security issues. Biddle discusses the positive and negative affects of a war unlike the previous world conflicts. He use ... This happened in Kosovo with Milosevic and in Afghanistan between al Qaeda. ... I support the idea of the new phase of war NATO used in Bosnia and also is using in Afghanistan against al Qaeda. ...
In the news lately is the "Fight Against Terrorism, Disarming Iraq." To me I think this is totally ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I do not believe the Saddam Hussein is a great man and I definitely don't believe in dictatorships. What I do think, is that the United States should consider a few t ... Another reason the United States has any interest in attacking Saddam is that somehow the U.S thinks Saddam is connected to Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. ... It is true that Saddam has provided support for terrorists in his region, particularly for those who oppose Israel, but there is just no convincing evidence that he has any connection to Osama or Al Qaeda. ...
The face behind the mask...Wanted Dead or Alive! Osama Bin Laden is still under FBI's Ten Most Wanted, carrying a reward of $ 5 million, and under the strict scrutiny of the intelligence department. In fact 400 FBI agents were loose around the world, with 100 FBI personnel in Africa itself, to track ... A multi-millionaire, who runs a private terror network of Islamic extremists, called Al Qaeda, has support from millions of people from dozens of Islamic countries around the world, who are supposed to have a single motive- kill all the Americans. On an interview to ABCNEWS in 1999, when asked about the two US embassies bombing in Kenya and Tanzania and the charges inflicted upon him, Osama Bin Laden accepted the charges and said that instigation for 'jihad' against the Jews and the Americans was simply to liberate Al-Aksa Mosque and the Holy Ka'aba, it was not a crime. ...
Should Saddam Hussein be forcibly removed from power? Although many of America's allies refuse to support military action against Saddam because of possible casualties, Saddam must be removed from power because of the thereat that he poses to the world. Saddam Hussein must be forcibly removed from ... Not only does Saddam Hussein harbor terrorists in Iraq, but he also offers financial support and weapons to terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. Saddam Hussein also trains Al Qaeda warriors in secret training camps located in Iraq. ...
Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American PeopleThe motives behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 remained unclear to many people throughout the world. Shortly after the attacks waged upon New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, President George W. Bush delivered his speec ... "The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organizations known as al Qaeda"(Bush, p.2). ... One in particular stands out in the middle of his speech; "And tonight, the United States of America makes the following demands on the Taliban: Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land. ...
On September 11, 2001, a horrific terrorist attack was waged against the United States. Thousands of working men and women were killed in the attacks, leaving the country grieving and angry. On that day, I asked myself, "What could make those people hate America so much that they would do such a ter ... The instruction to "wage war" in this passage might be interpreted figuratively by some, but considering the recent events, it seems as though the members of Al Qaeda took this instruction literally. ... Montasser al-Zayyat, the spokesman of the Gama'a al-Islamiya, which is the larger of Egypt's two fundamentalist terrorist groups, explains this in that same article. ...
President George W. Bush acknowledged on March 1, 2002 that the administration had taken comprehensive measures to guarantee "the continuity of government," or COG as it has internally been labeled after it was revealed that about 100 top officials, spanning every executive branch department, have b ... (WP) Concerns that al Qaeda could have gained access to a crude nuclear device "were a major factor" in the president's decision. ... This same official commented that the United States had no confirmation "and no solid evidence" that al Qaeda had such a nuclear device and also acknowledged that the consensus among top U.S. officials is that the prospect of such a catastrophic event is "quite low." ... "I still take the threats that we receive from al Qaeda killers and terrorists very seriously." ...
The State of the Union is a speech delivered by the president directed towards Congress and the citizens of the United States. In this speech, the president addresses the problems that our nation faces today; both domestic and foreign.President George W. Bush opened his speech with the issue of Ame ... He gave figures on how many Al Qaeda members he apprehended or killed. ...
This paper provides a current operational picture and historical background of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the Philippines and how human intelligence (HUMINT) can facilitate targeting the ASG. The ASG has shown varying degrees of lethality in its 20 plus years of operation; much of this can be cor ... The ASG was originally called Al Harakut-ul Al Islamiya and Mujahedeen Commando Freedom Fighters [4]. ... Al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya (JI) operatives have provided the ASG with training in IED construction, car bombs, cell phone initiation systems and guerilla tactics [4]. ... This cash flow combined with close contacts in the MNLF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Al-Qaeda and JI have provided a steady source of supplies and munitions to conduct operations. ... UAJ used his personal relationships with Al-Qaeda to conduct high visibility attacks on Christians in order to secure funding a...
Hamas is a very controversial group of Palestinians originally grown from the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1960's. Their peaceful and nonviolent beginnings are now a far cry from their beliefs and actions. Following the 6 Day War in Israel in 1967, Hamas has participated in efforts to try and reclaim ... The acronym Hamas stands for Harakat al-Muquwamat al-Islamiyyah, which means "Islamic Resistance Movement. ... His deputy and successor, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, issued a statement implying that Hamas would avenge Yasin's death with attacks on Israel "and on the United States. ... Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi. ...
"[D]efeating terrorism must remain one of our intelligence community's core objectives, as widely dispersed terrorist networks will present one of the most serious challenges to US national security interests at home and abroad...."DCI Porter Goss, testifying before the Senate Select Committee on In ... Americans can no longer foster the illusion that what happens to the rest of the world cannot affect them as well.The bottom line, says Michael Scheuer, a CIA analyst who wrote the book Imperial Hubris under the name "anonymous," "While the 11 September attack was a human-economic calamity, Washington's failure to have its military ready for a crippling next-day attack on al-Qaeda turned it into catastrophe. It cost America its best - perhaps only - chance to deliver what is called a 'decapitation' operation, one with a chance to kill at a stroke many al-Qaeda and Taleban leader...
The word "cliche" is sure to have been used hundreds if not thousands of times for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in September 11, 2001 or commonly known as 9/11. The meaning of 9/11 first on the domestic scene is that America joined the ranks of those that suffered the brunt of t ... (Knopf, 2002)" It showed that whether it is state-sponsored terrorism or ideological group-led terrorism like Al-Qaeda, governments and nations of the world must unite to battle this modern-day organized plague.In response to 9/11, the U.S. government implemented the Patriot Act of 2001 or completely known as ""Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. ...