This article however highlights how the extra-judicial killing of bin Laden by the US military undermines the rule of law and paints an ugly picture of the Obama administration.
For years it has been suspected that this happens—around the world, not just in the US. On the Muslim side, there have also been equally extreme reactions, from support of these terrorist acts to even being convinced that this was some sort of Zionist conspiracy to blame Muslims!
What do you think the chances are at this stage? Is there a need now in order to get this cooperation? For example, the support by the west of brutal leaders in the middle east has contributed to an extremist backlash.
Back to top Will violence lead to more violence? By publicly connecting the Patriot Act with prevented terrorist attacks the administration misleadingly suggests that the plot could not or would not have been thwarted without recourse to such extreme surveillance measures.
War on global valuesAmnesty International, May 26, Link is to reposted version on this site But Amnesty also harshly criticized governments of powerful and influential nations, including the United States: The Washington Post September 12, even dared to admit this at such a sensitive time shortly after the attacks.
In both cases these seem to be a minority of people with such extreme views but of course the concern is always that it will increase over time.
The domestic dimension of the U. For several days, Americans sought collective comfort in candlelight vigils; movie theaters were empty and churches were full.
Bush badly over-reacted to the attacks and that that over-reaction continues to this day. And it probably also bolsters those within Iraq and in the Arab world, more generally. Governments have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their citizens, but measures taken must not undermine fundamental human rights standards.
Yet that cannot be an excuse for the atrocity of September 11 as it killed many innocent people. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
But I think it's worth finding some ways to compromise on this because the more we can spread the responsibility, the better it is going to be.
The maintenance of Guantanamo is just one of the ways in which this administration continues to resemble that of George W. The ghastly terrorist attacks led to a mixture of political, social and economic reaction around the world. I don't think the Syrians have a great stake in this.
Maybe it could be argued that with hindsight it is easy to make these criticisms. Under the new administration, the expression war on terrorism—still closely associated with Bush policies—quickly disappeared from official communications.
With the US-led bombing campaign on Afghanistan, there has always been more and more concern about civilians being caught in the middle. Does that mean we have to cede some authority? However, in some regards, this revelation is not as surprising as it may first seem.
Using this order, the US military has conducted nearly 12 previously undisclosed attacks.The early morning attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., blasted American security and drove the country into the type of grief and fear not felt since Pearl Harbor.
For several days, Americans sought collective comfort in candlelight vigils; movie theaters were empty and churches were. Nov 01, · CIA & the War on Terrorism "Today we mark twelve years since the terrible attacks that shook our Homeland on September 11, - a tragedy that had a profound impact on our Agency, the Nation, and the world.
During the war on terror, however, the United States has not been as inclusive as it was in its war against communism.
Aside from those in the "coalition of the willing," even most European countries have distanced themselves from Washington.
The War on Terror cost more than $ trillion. Here are details on what was spent each year, what happened, and its effect. During the war on terror, however, the United States has not been as inclusive as it was in its war against communism.
Aside from those in the "coalition of the willing," even most European countries have distanced themselves from Washington. Nov 01, · CIA & the War on Terrorism "Today we mark twelve years since the terrible attacks that shook our Homeland on September 11, - a tragedy that had a profound impact on our Agency, the Nation, and the world.Download