The Global War on Terrorism
This was begun after the September 11th attacks on Washington and New York. For the last nine years the worlds has been in a constant state of vigilance for acts of terrorism.
This is truly a global war in that the participants are from around the globe. There are many participants such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and smaller countries that I would have never thought to have a large military force, such as Kenya, Australia and Lebanon.
Each country has different reasons for joining. The general party line is to secure the freedom of all counties from further al-Qaeda attacks. Yet everyone has a different opinion of the ...view middle of the document...
This asked for a change in Iraqi administration. It was based on allegations of possession of weapons of mass destruction. During the administration of President George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein was captured, imprisoned (some believed tortured), tried for his crimes and sentenced to the death. The execution of Saddam still did not end the war.
Strategies may have changed but the world is still reeling from the effects of terrorism. On a local level you have seen the signs on the highway asking to call a certain number to report suspicious activity. As a community we have become paranoid and are actively engaging in racial/religious profiling to target Muslims and people of Arabic or Middle Eastern decent.
New guidelines for airport security are established weekly. The latest are more intrusive and fall short of a cavity check. Shipping companies are getting closer scrutiny. Packages from certain countries are being denied for fear of weapons (chemical and otherwise) can be stored in smaller parts of the plane.
My only concern is that so much time and money is dedicated to fighting external terrorism. Where is the determination to fight terrorism from within? The bombings of the Oklahoma federal building was planned and executed by American citizens. It has been established in several cases that terrorist/extremist were helped and supported by American citizens.
New York City is under attack once again. People are feeling threatened because a Muslim mosque will be built on the former grounds of the World Trade...