Does Osama bin Laden have anything to do with the Afghan War?
"Supposedly" The war followed the September 11 attacks, and its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and denying it a safe basis of operation in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power.
Answer 1 Not for certain. It is the habit of the Super powers to act uponthis saying, 'Give the dog a bad name and kill him." This is whatAmerica is following. No true Muslim… can be a terrorist as No TrueChristian or True Jew can be a terrorist because they worship thesame Almighty God (Allah in Arabic). Islam means peace. Terrorism is not associated with any religion.Terrorists are found because there is INJUSTICE around us. There islack of tolerance. We have divided ourselves on the basis of caste,color, creed, geographical bounds etc. Terrorists are the productof re-action of cruelty, suppression, maltreatment, insult, anddisgrace done to their nation, relatives or to them. They wantrevenge. Had there been the rule of Justice, there would have beenno terrorists. When we suppress a nation, tribe or people, occupytheir lands and destroy their houses and belongings, may be theyhave no alternative but to avenge themselves on the oppressors andsometimes on even innocent people. History shows Freedom Fighterstermed as 'Terrorist' by the oppressors/invaders but heroes bytheir own nation. The Americans who fought against the British towin their freedom were called terrorists. The Irish people fightingagainst UK are still called terrorists. The Negroes were oncecalled terrorists by the white people who occupied their lands andkept them in slavery for many decades. So, it is mostly from whichangle you see things and by which yardstick you measure others. Noreligious group can claim to be 'clean' and 'just' in this regard. Would you say that the actions against Muslims in Iraq,Afghanistan, Bosnia, Burma, Palestine, Israel, ... are notterrorist acts!!!! Answer 2 Osama bin Laden certainly was a terrorist (see Part 1 of thisAnswer), but it is unclear what this question is asking: Part 1) Definitional, Q: Why is Osama bin Ladenconsidered a terrorist? -- This is ratherstraightforward. A terrorist is determined by having the followingdefinition with six distinct parts: (1) a person who (2) usesviolence (3) against civilian populations (4) in order to provokefear among that civilian population (5) in order to instigate forpolitical change in the country where the civilians were attacked(6) in line with the preferences of the person who used theviolence. Bin Laden fits squarely in the definition, since he is(1) a person who (2) used violent acts such as World Trade CenterAttacks in 1993 and 2001 (3) against civilian populations - inthose cases, the civilian population of the USA, (4) in order toprovoke fear (5) so that Americans would rethink their position onMiddle East politics (6) and change the US Foreign policy to bemore along the lines of what bin Laden was advocating. This is whyhe is clearly a terrorist. Conversely, Answer 1 confuses the term"insurrectionist" or "rebel" with a "terrorist". An"insurrectionist" or "rebel" does not have (3) or (4) in thedefinition. Which is why, we never hear American Revolution storiesof Colonial soldiers bombing innocent people's homes with theintent of spreading fear of Colonial acts as pressure to abandonthe United Kingdom. In the case of Ireland, those were terrorattacks, and are rightly called so. Whether bin Laden is a "trueMuslim" is something Muslims need to decide for themselves, butregardless of where they come down on that, bin Laden will still bea terrorist. Part 2) Motivations, Q: What inspired/caused Osama binLaden to be a terrorist? -- It is much more difficultto know any person's true motivations, but bin Laden did leave usmany recordings and speeches which can be used to discern hisintent and motivations. These generally fall into two majorcategories: (a) Islamic Theological Views and (b) Grievances of theIslamic World. 2a) Islamic Theological Views: It must be notedthat this section deals with how bin Laden understood Islamictheology and what is said here is not necessarily what Islam (as areligion/ideology/philosophy) holds extrinsic to bin Laden.According to bin Laden, Islam is the natural mode of existence andall governments around the world should only be Islamicgovernments. The existence today of governments that are Islamicand governments that are not Islamic is unnatural and against theDivine Will and should be realigned to be Islamic. The march ofIslam should always move forwards so that more and more territoryis under the control of Islamic countries, bringing the world moreinto its natural state of Divine Guidance. Any government that isnot Islamic, therefore should be overthrown, especially agovernment that is not Islamic, but used to control landscontrolled by an Islamic States (such as Israel, Spain, andPortugal). In order to compel governments that are not Islamic tobecome Islamic, violence and force can be used if simple diplomacyis insufficient. 2b) Grievances of the Islamic World: Osama binLaden felt that there were a number of events in past US andEuropean foreign policy that were injurious to Muslims asindividuals or Islam as a religion. US and European support for theJewish State of Israel was one such grievance, as was ending theIndonesian occupation of East Timor and the repression of the EastTimorese Christians. He was also grieved by the fact that the USwas more than willing to fund his Mujahedin in Afghanistan as longas they fought against the Soviets, but stopped funding them assoon as the Soviets withdrew. He faulted the US and UK forOperation Ajax in Iran in 1953 and for funding both sides of theIran-Iraq War with impunity. He also was angered that the USsupported most Arab regimes which he thought were "not Islamicenough". While some of those grievances (and others) are certainlyworth entertaining as issues that Western countries should dealwith and perhaps apologize for, they are certainly not sufficientcause to engage in terrorist activities.
No we killed him.
No, but he practically started it all with the attack of 9/11/01. He was involved, but not actually in it or fighting. He was most likely hiding the whole time, and still is n…ow. 9/11 actually had almost no significance to the start of the Iraq war though the US claims 9/11 a reason to start the war. The Iraq war was started because Iraq would not let the UN inspect the country for weapons of mass destruction, we wanted to oust Hussein since he tortured his people, and we wanted oil. 9/11 had almost nothing to do with Iraq since osama bin laden and the hijackers were Islam extremists and from Saudi Arabia, eqypt and Lebanon. I know... It's weird.
Viewing the real man behind all of the hype and rhetoric surrounding him, Osama bin Laden's driving motivation was to become a world leader and a respected person, much like A…dolf Hitler. Also like Hitler, he used blame to support his ideals; he didn't care who or what was destroyed in the effort; and like Hitler his strategies can only be effective in the short term and are very costly for those involved. We are fortunate the the Muslims of the world were not as easily convinced as the Germans of the twentieth century.
Osama bin Laden declared holy war (Jihad) upon the US for what hedescribed as "defamation", "desecration" and "destruction" upon hismiddle-eastern neighbors. Osama himself wa…s originally a businessman hailing from SaudiArabia, and when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to secureoilfields, it was the western powers actually SUPPLYING theinsurgency (mujahideen), because they were so desperate to stampout Communism. If you are American you would probably at this point be shouting alot of patriotic drivel at me, (or rather typing it in capitalletters), but if you understand Islam, you would know that invadinga holy country, in a radical Muslim's eyes, is about as close youcan get to slapping the prophet Muhammad (blessed be his name),across the face. So no, it wasn't because he was a "crazed Islamic radical who wasvery wealthy", it was because he was a paranoid, overly-zealousextremist who had a view that Islam is the only religion thatshould be in the world. Everyone who was not Islamic was an infideland therefore must be converted or suffer the wrath of Allah.
Bin Laden declared a holy war because he believed the United Stateswas unjust and tyrannical.
He was located in Pakistan in 2011 by tracking a courier who carried his correspondence. Navy Seal Team 6 was used in a CIA mission to attack his residence on May 2, 2011. He …was killed and his dead body was buried in the ocean.
Yes, Osama Bin Laden was caught in Pakistan on the 1st may, 2011
The leader of Al Qaeda was a major terrorist threat for decades. He was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the US. Fortunately he was killed on May 1, 2011 by US troops… in Pakistan.
you can look it up on YouTube September 11 2001 video its half an hour the link is below. he got 2 air-crafts to fly into 2 of Americas most iconic buildings "the twin towers"… and over 3000 people got killed it was very traumatic for America and since then for 10 years they have been looking for him and his death was released on 2/5/2011
Osama Bin Laden's family owned a construction company which pulled in money calculating into the 100s of millions. Then trained by the CSI and became a military leader
Dead, in the middle of an ocean somewhere
nothing! he is a terrorist who we killed. he is responsibe for the attacks on September 11, 2001. you dumb a$$
He saw the United States involvement in Afghanistan as an invasion and declared war on the Americans. The history of the United States and bin Laden is a long one. The United …States supported him with training and weapons when he was fighting the Russians, but when the Russians left he felt that the United States should have too.