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U.S. Terrorism

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:09 AM
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The United States has become the target of the most recent terrorist attacks

because of it’s political involvement in the middle east. The United States has had

involvement in the middle east ever since before the Gulf War which took place in

the early 1990’s. Their involvement began   in the early 80’s when they were called

to help out Isreal, an ally which was being harrasses by Palestine. Their presence

has been felt there since and the U.S. has acted like International Police.

The presence of the United States has been felt in that region of the

middle east since the 1980’s and has upset certain groups of muslims who do not

want them there. The U.S. first became involved in the middle east when it finally

recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organization (P.L.O.), an organization

which was developed to help the Palestinians try to recover land that they lost

when the country of Isreal was created in 1948. The United States foreign policy

limited the P.L.O.’s success because it made of certain rules that the P.L.O. had to

follow before the U.S. finally recognized it as being the representative of all

Palestinian Arabs. The P.L.O. had to accept the existence Isreal as a

state,withdraw troops from Isreal, and to live in peace within secure and

recognized boundaries. This did not set well with the P.L.O. They refused to

accept Isreal as a state and in return the Americans did not regcognize the P.L.O.

as an organization but stil kept troops there to try and keep the peace. This is

where the U.S. first seen signs of terrorism. There were bombings, hi-jackings,

and shootings...


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