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Outline and - Thomas Molineaux English 101-079 The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend Apparently Not A terrifying incident occurred nearly a decade ago

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Thomas Molineaux English 101-079 The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend? Apparently Not A terrifying incident occurred nearly a decade ago that traumatized the entirety of our nation. What is perhaps more terrifying is the public’s ignorance and confusion of the events that followed. On September 11, 2001 a team of terrorists hijacked four air planes and attempted to crash them into predetermined targets while simultaneously taking over 3000 American lives. In the years that followed we went to war with Iraq and declared war on terrorism. The leaders of these two groups were Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden respectively. Many people today naturally assume that Hussein and Bin Laden forged an alliance due to their close proximity and their common enemy: The United States. This alliance would have made sense except for the fact that the two have huge ideological differences. Nonetheless history has shown countless times that an alliance can be forged against a common enemy out of necessity. Therefore the absence of this alliance raises the question: Given their interest of removing United States influence and presence from the
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course SOCI 100 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '10 term at East Carolina University .

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Outline and - Thomas Molineaux English 101-079 The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend Apparently Not A terrifying incident occurred nearly a decade ago

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