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The War on Terror In A Nutshell September 11, 2001. It is – like the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack 60 years earlier – a date which will live in infamy. A truly shocking blow against a nation that entered the new millennium believing itself mostly free from the threat of imminent attack, the Al Qaeda terror strike that morning left the Washington’s Pentagon mangled, New York’s World Trade Center towers destroyed, and the American people deeply, deeply shaken. The horrific and sudden violence of that morning struck many as a sudden thunderbolt from out of the blue. And it was. But it might also be seen as just the most dramatic, and heinous, plot point in a very long, complicated, and vexing story: the history of America’s role in the Middle East. The attack was planned by Osama Bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian millionaire whose terror organization, Al Qaeda, was based in Afghanistan after previously setting up shop in Yemen and the Sudan. The men who hijacked the planes were mostly Saudi and Yemeni. In seeking to
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