Clinton World Terrorism + Military Action

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Clinton World Terrorism + Military Action

  1. 1. <ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Khobar Towers Complex </li></ul><ul><li>June 25, 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truck Bomb killed 19 USAF personnel and wounded several hundred </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Suspect-Osama Bin Laden </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>August 7, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks on US Embassies in Nairobi (Kenya) & Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Killed 224, injured 4000 + by car bombs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Suspect-Osama bin Laden </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>October 12, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Aden, Yemen </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide Boat Bomber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 killed, 39 Injured </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Suspect-Osama bin Laden </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Founder of Al-Qaeda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Muslims should kill Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans need to stop supporting Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans need to leave the Middle East </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A. Iraqi Missile Attacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 26, 1993 -Iraqi HQ hit after alleged plot to assassinate H. W. Bush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 3, 1996 -Baghdad hit after Saddam attacked Irbil (Kurdish city)-had UN Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 16, 1998-4 days of attacks by US & GB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operation Desert Fox-650 air strikes & 400 tomahawk cruise missiles (more than Gulf War) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Operation Gothic Serpent </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton-begins to remove troops after Restore Hope </li></ul><ul><li>UN tried to bring political stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinton left 9,000 troops without Congressional approval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June 1993-Aidid forces killed 24 UN peacekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>October- 19 Rangers and 84 wounded in a firefight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Soldiers drug through Mogadishu-felt like JFK & Bay of Pigs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 1994-Presidential Directive 25 -left job for UN </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda -900,000 dead in 89 days-3x rate of Holocaust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No action taken…troops sent if after massacres, Clinton promised never to let it happen again… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True Focus was on Somalia not Rwanda </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Operation Infinite Reach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives CIA approval to use lethal force to get Bin Laden </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sudan-August 20, 1998 -US fired cruise missiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target-Pharmaceutical Plant-contained nerve gas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retaliation for attacks on US Embassies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan -Attacks on Taliban/Al-Qaeda training bases w/Cruise Missiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retaliation for attacks on US Embassies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wag the Dog??? Distraction for Impeachment??? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Days after Grand Jury Testimony about Monica </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Operation Allied Force </li></ul><ul><li>March 24-June 10, 1999-Gen. Wesley Clark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milosevic continues ethnic cleansing of Albanians (Serbs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NATO air strikes (30,000), 2 shot down, recovered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not want another Bosnia! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clinton Doctrine-US military intervention will be used to stop Genocide (Feb. 26, 1999) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaction to Rwanda & Somalia, </li></ul></ul>

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