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A L Q AEDA Morgan Linek 5/23/11 World History Per.2
B ACKGROUND Around 1988, Osama bin Laden created the network Al Qaeda(Arabic for “the base”). Al Qaeda trained, transported, recruited, and financed thousands of fighters from many countries to defeat the Soviet Union and be part of the resistance. Attacks began when terrorists hijacked four airplanes and flew two into the world trade centers in New York City and one into the pentagon.
I SSUES Terrorist attacks have included: 9/11, car bomb attacks, fuel tanker explosions, coal bombings, bombings of U.S. embassies and more. Al Qaeda’s main goal is to kill U.S. citizens or military and our allies everywhere.
A RGUMENT Al Qaeda needs be eliminated because of how big of a threat they are to us. It is there “duty” to kill U.S. citizens and military and our allies everywhere. Osama, member of a billionaire family, has financed many other terrorist groups also.
S UPPORTING IDEAS Al Qaeda could further develop. The network is based on secrecy The network still has a lot of money
Q UIZ QUESTIONS When was Al Qaeda created? What does Al Qaeda mean? What is Al Qaeda’s goal?
A NSWERS 1988 Arabic for “the base” To kill U.S. citizens, military, and our allies everywhere