In the wake of the 20th century, the United States has undergone several advancements both in their industries and technology. Aside from these, the United States also has become the prime military force in the world. …
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In the wake of the 20th century, the United States has undergone several advancements both in their industries and technology. Aside from these, the United States also has become the prime military force in the world. For decades, the United States has often played a part of being a policeman to the world; always to the rescue of oppressed countries and people, highlighted in events such as the World Wars and the various minor wars that occurred throughout the century. In the dawn of the new millennium, an infamous event happened that will forever be recorded in the chronicles of modern history. The attack on the towers of the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon has brought shattering headlines around the world. After this event, the globe witnessed how the United States, dubbed as the new Roman Empire, took on hand the actions that it believes to be against terrorism.The main purpose of this paper is to state and present the various allegations of Griffin and Scott in their book. Also, this paper is intended to scrutinize the allegations and provide some insight to the other side of the story and present some evidence that in turn will help in defending the government. This paper does not side with any of the opposing ideas since all the evidence provided by the authors are still not acknowledged by many.In the wake of the events that spawned a trail of wars in western and south Asia, a book that claims a conspiracy between the political and military leaders of the country has caused reverberations. The said book is the one that David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott wrote, entitled 9/11 and the American Empire. In this book, the two authors presented various arguments that claims that while the world watched in terror the September 11, 2001 attacks, little did they know that it was orchestrated by none other than the Bush administration. The claim is cited below:
"According to a fourth view of 9/11, the attacks were not merely foreknown by the Bush administration; they were orchestrated by it. Although thus far no poll has tried to find out how many Americans hold this view, polls in Canada and Germany some time back indicated that this view was then held by 15 to 20 percent of their people." (Griffin 2005)
In relation to the aforementioned claim, we are now presented with questions: Are the facts existing in the article enough to cement a conclusion in favor of the allegations Are the people really deceived into believing that this was a surprise attack to our country Was there really a conspiracy between the leaders of our country
In their claim, Griffin and Scott also mentioned that the attacks may be made by terrorists but was perceived by the Bush administration as an opportunity of expanding there so-called empire. This kind of issue is not new actually. During the Gulf War, Iraq laid claim to Kuwait. The United States decided to intervene and in the process liberated Kuwait. After the war, various issues claimed that the U.S. exploited Iraq and the only reason why the U.S. interceded is due to its interest on the rich oil fields.
Although the evidence presented by the authors are thoroughly detailed, so far, nothing of the allegations are proven. In addition to the primary allegations are questions that have surfaced in relation to the events that happened that fateful day. The first one is if the government knew what was going to happen. "They asked Schippers to use his influence to get the government to take action to prevent the attacks. Schippers was highly respected in Republican circles, especially because of his role in the impeachment of Clinton. And yet, he reported, Attorney General Ashcroft repeatedly failed to return his calls." (Griffin 2005). This statement is supposed to emphasize that yes, the government did know what was going to happen but did not do anything to stop it which in turn points out to the allegation that the government really did want the disaster to happen.
Another question that surfaced is why didn't the government stop the attacks since they have
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