The tragic events that occurred on Tuesday, September 11th will never be forgotten. I believe that Terrorism has forever changed society, and people will be living in fear that events like these could take place again. Several hundred lives were taken in a matter in minutes, in a gruesome ending of their lives.
When Ifirst heard of the acts of terrorism from Fr. Judge on Tuesday, I thought that everything would be ok, it didn’t sound that bad. When I got out of class five minutes later, I watched the news on television. Minutes later things got worse. The second plane hit the building live on television. It was then in my mind that I realized that everything was not all right. Soon after, a plane hit the Pentagon, and one crashed in Pennsylvania.
I could not believe that these events actually happened, and there was nothing that could have been done on our parts to prevent them. The country was horrified by these events, and continues to fear that tragic events like these, could happen again. As it turns out, Terrorists have been a threat to our country for years. It has gone mostly unknown by the public, with rare occurrences over the last few years. I personally find it hard to believe that with all the espionage we have in foreign countries, that we did not find out about these events before hand, and that something with this much planning went unnoticed by all.
The impact left on the country, has many peoples thoughts on war, as a must, against whomever did this to us. I believe that whoever did this to us, deserves to be punished harshly, but not necessarily war. With all the small scale escalation’s that have happened over the past few years in the mid-east, I believe a full-scale war would be the worst thing for the already war-torn countries. I believe that we have to watch out, that what we do now, does not spark a’Powder Keg’
It has been said that, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” It is all about the side you are on and the perspective you like to take. Depending on whom these militias are fighting and how they relate to your cause, you will either call them a terrorist or a freedom fighter.
President Bush said that this is America’s “New War” but like it was stated in the essay; there is no difference in this war from many wars that occurred prior, even wars in which the United States participated. For example, before the Persian Gulf War occurred and before Saddam Hussein began his invasion of Kuwait and the many other neighboring countries of Iraq, this so called, “mad man”, was once a proxy fighter for the United States. He was trained and employed by the CIA that is a key agency that protects the national security of the world. He was trained as an agent who gathered information for the CIA but no he has turned around and became a treat to the safety of national security.
A similar story can be told about the world’s most wanted man now. Osama Bin Ladin is also a former CIA oppressive that was trained by the United States. Look at the monsters the United States have created. He attacks and kills innocent people. This man has single handedly created a terrorist group that strikes fear into the hearts of many Americans and people who live in the West. This monster is the mastermind behind the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that killed over 7000 innocent lives, many of who were Americans. This horrendous act created a huge awareness of the threat of terrorism.
However, this terrorism has always been around. It’s not anything new. Osama Bin Ladin and his Al-Quida thugs have been around more many decades, reeking havoc and killing millions of people in the Middle East. Same story goes with Saddam Hussein; he’s been an oppress…