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Ancient Alien Theories
A variety of conspiracy theories have been proposed regarding the Oklahoma City bombing . These theories reject all or part of the official government report. Some of these theories focus on the possibility of additional, unindicted co-conspirators or additional explosives planted inside the Murrah Federal building . Other theories allege that government employees and officials, including US President Bill Clinton , knew of the impending bombing and intentionally failed to act on that knowledge. Government investigations have been opened at various times to look into the theories.
The USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the Patriot Act ) is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. [ 1 ]
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by Pat Anders Since November 22 will mark the 30th anniversary of the slaying of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the nation is only weeks away from a media-sponsored wave of nostalgia that could eclipse even 1987's rerun of the summer of love. The cottage industry that endlessly theorizes about the "truth" behind Kennedy's death will battle the stodgy "Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone" establishment on a scale not seen since the 1991 release of the controversial film JFK.
The War in Afghanistan began on 7 October 2001, [ 18 ] when the armed forces of the United States , the United Kingdom , Australia , France , and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance) launched Operation Enduring Freedom . The U.S. organized the operation in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 in the United States. The objective of the invasion was to dismantle the Al Qaeda organization and end its use of Afghanistan as a base. The U.S. also intended to remove the fundamentalist Taliban regime from power in Afghanistan. The Taliban protected Al Qaeda and had refused to arrest Osama bin Laden for his ordering of the September 11 terrorist attacks. However, the Taliban did offer to hand Osama Bin Laden over to a third country if they were given evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks and the US bombing campaign was stopped. [ 19 ]
The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. [ 1 ] The TSA was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act , sponsored by Don Young in the United States House of Representatives [ 2 ] and Ernest Hollings in the Senate , [ 3 ] passed by the 107th U.S.
CONSPIRACY TRUTHS-theories that proved true
The collapse of the two World Trade Center towers and the nearby WTC7 (in this photo, the brown building to the left of the towers) is a major focus of 9/11 conspiracy theories. 9/11 conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories that disagree with the widely accepted account that the September 11 attacks were perpetrated solely by al-Qaeda , [ 1 ] without any detailed advanced knowledge on the part of any government agency. [ 2 ] Proponents of these conspiracy theories claim there are inconsistencies in the official conclusions, or evidence which was overlooked. [ 3 ] In a 2008 global poll of 16,063 people in 17 countries, majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks. 46% of those surveyed believed al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, 15% believed the U.S. government was responsible, 7% believed Israel was and another 7% believed some other perpetrator, other than al-Qaeda , was responsible.
The Waco siege began on Sunday, February 28, 1993, and ended violently 50 days later on April 19. [ 4 ] The siege began when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), accompanied by several members of the media, attempted to execute a search warrant at Mount Carmel Center ranch, a property of the religious group the Branch Davidians located in the community of Elk, Texas , [ 5 ] [ 6 ] nine miles (14 kilometers) east-northeast of Waco . On February 28, shortly after the attempt to serve the warrant, an intense gun battle erupted, lasting nearly two hours. In this armed exchange, four agents and six Branch Davidians were killed.
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11 , September 11th , or 9/11 ) [ nb 1 ] were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. areas on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets, intending to fly them in suicide attacks into targeted buildings. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 , were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Both towers collapsed within two hours and falling debris, combined with fires that the debris initiated in several surrounding buildings, led to the partial or complete collapse of all the other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, also causing major damage to ten other large structures in the immediate area of the complex.
The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks . The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, [ 1 ] and injured more than 680 people. [ 2 ] The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The bomb was estimated to have caused at least $652 million worth of damage. [ 5 ] Extensive rescue efforts were undertaken by local, state, federal, and worldwide agencies in the wake of the bombing, and substantial donations were received from across the country.
The Iraq War [ nb 1 ] was an armed conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. [ 40 ] The first was an invasion of Ba'athist Iraq starting on 20 March 2003 by an invasion force led by the United States . [ 41 ] [ 42 ] [ 43 ] [ 44 ] It was followed by a longer phase of fighting, in which an insurgency emerged to oppose coallition forces and the newly formed Iraqi government. [ 40 ] The U.S. completed its withdrawal of military personnel in December 2011. [ 45 ] [ 46 ] However, the Iraqi insurgency continues and has caused thousands of fatalities in 2012.
The War on Terror (also known as the Global War on Terrorism ) is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign which started as a result of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States . This resulted in an international military campaign to eliminate al-Qaeda and other militant organizations. The United Kingdom and many other NATO and non-NATO nations participated in the conflict. [ 4 ] The phrase 'War on Terror' was first used by US President George W. Bush on 20 September 2001. The Bush administration and the Western media have since used the term to signify a global military, political, lawful, and conceptual struggle—targeting both organizations designated as terrorist and regimes accused of supporting them.