cold war between United States and the Soviet Union, the US government, backed up byCongress, started outfitting the Afghan fighters with arms which became known as theCharles Nesbitt Wilson war.
As mentioned previously, the 9/11 attacks were not the firstwith al Qaeda
signature. In 1999, Bin Ladin issued a fatwa for jihad against the westerncountries
.The hostility against American troops began after they were deployed to Somalia in late1992, which led them to be exposed to many offenses by Al Qaeda. In the years 1992-1996,attacks
against American troops had increased in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and even in theUnited States, including the 1993 bombing of World Trade Center, the destruction of landmarks in New York in the same year, and the 1995 Manila air plot to blow up a dozenU.S airliners over the Pacific.
But terrorist attacks were not limited to U.S troops orAmerican facilities in the world, but also there were terrorist attacks in India (Mumbai in1993, Kokrajar in 1995), Algeria (Sede Hmed in 1996), and Russia in 1999.Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. What we know as terrorism today has roots back 2,000years. Historically, terrorist attacks have been motivated by diverse factors. As Religiouslymotivated like Sicari and Zealot, Jewish groups who were active in the Middle East duringthe Roman Occupation
. The Assassins, an offshoot of a Shia Muslim sect known as theIsmailis, had a political motivation even though their grass roots were sectarian
. TheThugees, an Indian religious cult, ritually strangled their
. The term terrorism started
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