segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2017

Understanding Bin Laden and the 9/11

Bin Laden

Born in Saudi Arabia. An ally of the United States.
He was in the context of cold war.
Fought in the Afghanistan war against the Soviet Union.
The United States put a base in Saudi Arabia to fight Saddam Hussein.
Bin Laden didn’t want an American base in his country that he considered sacred place for Islam.
Declared war against the United States.
Bin Laden’s motivation was personal.


Attacked the American imperialism. Example of American imperialism: Iraq war.
Started war against terrorist groups and Bin Laden.
Indirectly began to Iraq war. Motivation: war industry, gain an ally in the Middle East and oil.
Dialogue with Iran over Iranian nuclear question.
Revolutions of Middle Eastern countries. Example: fall of the Egypt’s President (Arab spring).
The Palestinian question: creation of Palestinian State.