Consequence of 911 <ul><li>This incident caused long-lasting unrest, disorder and suffering for all the Americans, especially the New Yorkers. The death toll was about 3000 people and the injury was 6000. Thousands of families broke up in an instant. Those survivors escaped from the physical damage, but could not escape from endless missing, sorrow and self-accusation. </li></ul>
Consequence of 911 <ul><li>Subsequently, numerous incidents of harassment and hate crimes were reported against Middle Easterners and other” Middle Eastern looking” people worldwide. The attack struck terror and hatred to the global citizens. Other countries strengthened anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement power to better obtain the national security. </li></ul>
You know, what Bush was doing when 911 broke out?
President Bush <ul><li>CNN showed the footage of him being told while he was reading to the school kids in Florida and he reacted with a blank look, and then decided to finish reading to the kids. </li></ul>
What do you think of Bush’s initial response to the 911 event? Do you agree that he should have said something to encourage American people?
S mall game Recognize and define words and phrases related to war.
War <ul><li>On October 7,2001, the US and British forces inherited aerial bombing campaigns in Afghanistan, then later invaded Afghanistan with ground troops of the Special Forces. </li></ul><ul><li>On March 20, a multinational force led by troops from the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Tony Blair invaded Iraq. </li></ul>
L egal basis of two war <ul><li>War in Afghanistan: to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members and destroy the organization of Al-Qaeda. </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq war: Iraq employed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein supported Al-Qaeda. </li></ul>
Do you know the underlying reasons for the Iraq War?
Analyze 911 in depth--reasons <ul><li>No weapons of mass destruction were found, other reasons were given for invading Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>The real reasons are either denied or ignored: oil, neo-conservative empire building, and support for Israel over the Palestinians. </li></ul>
What do you think of the Iraq War? Are you for or against?
American say <ul><li>The terrorists are winning because Americans are now terrorizing themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Osama bin Laden is still sitting in his cave plotting more destruction. </li></ul>
Do you consider America as a country filled with terrorism? Why do you think so?
Why do those terrorists choose to attack America instead of other countries?