Osama Bin Laden: The Rise Of Terrorism

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In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan supporting a newly elected communist government that was being threatened by traditional Islamic government officials. In 1981 Osama Bin Laden the son of a wealthy Saudi businessman crossed the border into Afghanistan to support the cause against the Soviet invasion. Bin Laden young member of the Islamic Brotherhood which believed in traditional Islam blended with 20th century government. In the beginning Bin Laden helped by raising funds with his wealthy family ties and recruited soldiers to the fight for their Islamic state. The United States also supported the rebels in Afghanistan by supplying weapons and funds which helped the resistance edge out the Soviets. “For Americans, the Afghan war was a chance to weaken the Kremlin. The U.S., along with its chief ally in the region, Saudi Arabia, pumped in $6 billion of not-so-covert guns and ammunition
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During the ten year Afghan War with Russia, the United States supported rebels opposing communism by providing weapons, funding and training. These rebels would later form a highly organized and well trained group led by Osama Bin Laden to fight for his ideals of an independent Islamic state. George Bush promised American citizens retribution and started the global campaign on terror. Although we significantly disrupted Al Qaeda from 2001 to 2011, our actions and the implementation of a democratic state fueled the rise of ISIS. Four weeks ago ISIS coordinated attacks in Paris, which has been recorded as one of the worst terrorist attacks on French soil. Following this tragedy and other ISIS claimed attacks recently, the United States and other coalition forces are currently targeting ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq. We need to eradicate this threat and stabilize the Middle East once

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