Taliban Research Paper

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How lightly do you take the loss of three thousand innocent lives? Many people believe that 9/11 was the beginning of the War on terror, which could be justified as true, however, many tensions had lead to the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the beginning of the war on terror. Most are aware of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and likeminded groups and their associations with terrorism and their attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City, New York, USA. Since 1996 the Taliban had governmental control of Afghanistan. Because the Taliban is a radical Sunni Islamic group, they do not believe in or support the belief of church and state. Extremist groups such as the Taliban impose every aspect of religion to be the law and way of life. According …show more content…
The only major difference is the belief in the separation of church and state. In America there is a separation of church and state giving americans their freedom. The Taliban is a radical group who believes in no such separation. When the Taliban had control they successfully implanted their religious beliefs into a form of government and making it one of the most oppressive governments ever seen. Life under the Taliban could be viewed as anything but pleasant. They forbid women from doing almost anything. Women were not allowed to interact with any male outside of immediate family. In a male dictated country women were practically put on house arrest. They were unable to obtain jobs or receive an education causing the literacy rate to significantly decrease. Women were forced to dress a certain way and be escorted by a family male figure. The entire population including men and women were cut of from the outside …show more content…
In 2001 “Judith Miller reports in The New York Times that an Iraqi defector claimed that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction. “An Iraqi defector who described himself as a civil engineer said he personally worked on renovations of secret facilities for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in underground wells, private villas and under the Saddam Hussein Hospital in Baghdad as recently as a year ago.”6 The defector, Adnan Ihsan Saeed al Haideri, was considered unreliable by the CIA and had failed a CIA polygraph test.” In 2003 “In an attempt to garner international support, Secretary of State Colin Powell delivers a passionate speech to the United Nations in which he declares that Saddam has biological weapons and desires to produce nuclear weapons.” March 19, 2003, America invaded Iraq along side the UK to capture Saddam Hussein who was believed to have in his possession WMD and have ties to the terrorist group Al- Qaeda. “In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea the “axis of evil.” (schmoop.com) “In his second State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush repeats his accusation against Iraq and its president Saddam Hussein and reaffirms his commitment to a foreign policy course labeled the Bush Doctrine: preemptive action is justified when launched in order to protect national security.” After three years of

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