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Terrorism and Politics What events led up to the disaster of September 11th Being a member of the public I can only draw conclusions from what the media has told us and try to make sense of it all I believe there were several aspects that led to the attacks on September 11th The tendency of our governments involvement in foreign affairs the inability of the CIA to filter serious terrorist threats and our nation being a beacon to the world are some of the main reasons why we were attacked The attacks may not have been unprovoked but they were by no means justified to kill so many innocent Americans For a long time the United States Government has felt it necessary to be a key player in many foreign affairs Some citizens of our country believe that its our duty to help the smaller and weaker nations But in doing so we sometimes find ourselves fighting for a cause that cant be won or we overstep our bounds and find ourselves alienated from our allies Before we were attacked by the Al-Qaida we provided aid to Osama Bin Laden and the Afghan troops who were fighting the invasion of Soviet forces in the 1980s The CIA gave them the weapons they needed along with the training to help them fight their war A prime example of the United States finding itself in a position that it could have avoided During this war Osama Bin Laden would break off from the Afghan forces and create his own cell that dedicated itself to liberation of Islamic nations from any foreign influences So in effect we had trained and armed the terrorists that would one day turn against us Had the United States not involved itself with a war that was not ours to be fought we could have avoided the creation of a new enemy and possibly the destruction of the twin towers On
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