Terrorists “fly to the moon”. And disaster
Photo: US Navy Photo / Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson
The attack on the United States in 2001 was to be the beginning of the end of America, as planned by Osama bin Laden. It was supposed to herald its actual collapse, preceded by riots, protests and civil war. For al-Qaeda itself, the attacks of September 11, 2001 turned out to be “a flight to the moon” that she could no longer duplicate or pierce, successfully carrying out an even more complex and deadly attack. Kacper Rękek, an expert on terrorism and political violence, writes for tvn24.pl.
Apparently, the rock band has its entire life to record their first album, the true essence of music and life experiences. The situation is more difficult with album number two – the band has six months, one year or two years to prepare it. There is a pressure that not every performer with a successful debut can bear. In the fall of 2001, this was the situation in which the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda found itself.
Although it was absolutely not the first terrorist attack she prepared, “Debut” brought her worldwide fame, but also brought her a defeat. The attacks of September 11, 2001 were for her like a “flight to the moon”, which she could no longer repeat or pierce, successfully carrying out an even more complicated and deadly attack
In the 1990s, it was fashionable to proclaim that the world was on the verge of a “new terrorism”, that is, the violence of weapons of mass destruction religious fanatics operating in loosely related groups (cells). Al-Qaeda, fighting for a global caliphate and often operating as a sponsor or co-organizer of terrorist attacks by other jihadist organizations, seemed to be the perfect confirmation of the “new terrorism” thesis. Add to this her real, though cottage, interest in chemical weapons and the success of the operation she is preparing on September 11, and we will have a candidate for a terrorist trendsetter. After all, no one before al-Qaeda used passenger planes as terrorist “smart bombs” that could be directed at a chosen target. This murderous ingenuity shocked and heralded the birth of the “new”.
However, this interpretation of the undoubted success of al-Qaeda has drawbacks. Seven years before September 11, 2001, a similar attack was prepared by the Algerian jihadist organization, the Islamic Armed Group (GIA), whose members came into contact with al-Qaeda terrorists in the 1980s and 1990s in Pakistan. In December 1994, Algerian terrorists managed to hijack a plane flying from Algiers to Paris, which they wanted to turn into a missile aimed at the Eiffel Tower. However, due to lack of fuel, they had to land in Marseille and the plane was taken back there.
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