On September 11, 2001, a man by the name of Osama Bin Laden changed the world using four planes. Crashing one into the pentagon, two into the World Trade Center in New York City, and the never forgotten fourth one that was brought down, by passengers, in a field in Pennsylvania. Because of these four planes people can not do many things the same, for instance people can not get on a plane without going through an hour or two of security. But Thirteen years after the biggest terrorist attack the world had ever seen, the War on Terror remains a vital problem for the U.S Military.
The War on terror has been a main focus for the U.S for many years now. The U.S. first got involved in the war on ...view middle of the document...
S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a Justice Department official said, "My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the president, Mayor (Thomas) Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs" (Levs and Plott). Since the bombing on April 15th Al Qaeda has not made any more attacks.
Although the U.S. has been hit heavily by terrorist attacks in the 21st centenary, but unfortunately the U.S isn’t the only country that has suffered from major terrorist attacks. Almost a year after the attack on the twin towers there was an attack on a commuter train in Madrid, it was the biggest attack since the 9/11 attack and the biggest attack in Europe Since WW11. “Ten bombs ripped through four commuter trains in Madrid during the morning rush hour on Thursday, killing at least 192 people and wounding more than 1,400” (Sciolino). Madrid and the Twin Towers marked the beginning of a series of large terrorist attacks. Soon after Madrid happened another bombing in London took place on July 7, 2005. “Three suicide bombings occur within 50 seconds of each other on three different trains traveling through London Underground stations” (“July 7, 2005”). The London bombing had shocked the world, and showed us that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere and at anytime. They will even put their lives on the line to get the jobs done.
Between the London bombing, Madrid bombing, and 9/11 they all had one thing in common. They were all lead by a very large terrorist organization, an organization by the name of Al Qaeda:
Al-Qaeda began as a logistical network to support Muslims fighting against the Soviet Union during the Afghan War; members were recruited throughout the Islamic world. When the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989, the organization dispersed but continued to oppose what its leaders considered corrupt Islamic regimes and foreign presence in Islamic lands. Based in Sudan for a period in the early 1990s, the group eventually reestablished its headquarters in Afghanistan under the patronage of the Taliban militia. (“Al-Qaeda (Islamic Militant Organization)”)
Al Qaeda has been a very powerful group for a while now, and has struck fear into many countries around the world by their deadly attacks on major countries. Al Qaeda was recently under the power of their lead, Osama...