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1 Bell Work Agenda: 9-11/The World We Live In Homework: None Objective: Students will examine the events that led to the 9-11 attacks. 1. Why would 19 Middle Eastern men fly airplanes into buildings? (write the question but I don t expect you to answer it) 2. Where do we have troops in the world today? (best guess) Today in History: Aug 26, 1920: 19th Amendment adopted (Women get the right to vote

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3 Why would 19 Middle Eastern Men fly airplanes into buildings? (This is the question you need to think about and answer as we go through this unit.)

4 We can trace the conflicts in the Middle East back thousands of years: Religion Old Testament Isaac & Ishmael Judaism, Christianity, & Islam Natural Resources (Land, Water, etc ) Political Rome Rise of Islam Crusades Ottoman Turkish Empire World War I & II

5 Conflict has been the history of the Middle East. Israel Iraq Iran Afghanistan Egypt Saudi Arabia

6 What connects the conflicts in the Middle East to the United States? After World War I & II, the United States has been involved in various conflicts and countries around the world, including Korea, Vietnam, various countries in the Middle East, and various countries in Central and South America. Do other countries want us in their business?

7 George Washington: (Farewell Address) The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. Washington thought it would be okay to trade with other countries but otherwise, we should mind our own business and stay out of the affairs of other countries.

8 What connects the conflicts in the Middle East to the United States? End of World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. After World War I, the Middle East was divided up into several new countries. The new countries were formed without regard to the people who lived within the new boarders. Example: Iraq has Sunni, Shia, and Kurds. These three groups don t get along well.

9 What connects the conflicts in the Middle East to the United States? Israel created after World War II Iranian Hostage Crisis (1970 s) Iraq/Iran War Soviets invade Afghanistan (we help arm the Afghans including a fighter from Saudi Arabia named Osama bin Laden)(we will talk about the Cold War later in the year)

10 What connects the conflicts in the Middle East to the United States? Gulf War U.S. goes to war after Iraq invades Kuwait War in Afghanistan War in Iraq

11 People of Interest: Jimmy Carter President during Iranian Hostage Crisis Ronald Reagan (Iran-Contra)(End of Cold War) George H.W. Bush President during Gulf War William Jefferson Clinton George W. Bush 9-11/War in Afghanistan/Iraq Barack Hussein Obama

12 People of Interest: Shah of Iran U.S. backed ruler of Iran Saddam Hussein- military dictator of Iraq Osama bin Laden leader of Al-Qaeda (Al-Qaeda means the base. ) The Taliban radical Islamic group in Afghanistan

13 So why did they attack us? People like Osama bin Laden do not like the U.S. being involved and having troops present in the Middle East. They don t like the fact that we support the Nation of Israel. We have been involved in various countries like Iraq and Iran in the past and it has created problems.

14 So why did they attack us? Note: Neither Iraq or Afghanistan attacked us on September the 11 th but both were vital to the terrorist activities across the Middle East. Osama bin Laden hid/trained in Afghanistan for many years. (Where was he at when he was killed?) Why do we still have troops in the Middle East today?

15 Today in the Middle East - Civil War/Conflict in Libya Civil War/Conflict in Egypt Civil War/Conflict in Syria Continued problems in Iraq Iran developing Nuclear Weapons ISIS

16 Today in the Middle East - 8/24/2013 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any military action against Damascus over an alleged chemical attack last week, saying such a move would set the Middle East ablaze.

17 Loose Change- Dylan Avery created Loose Change in April of 2005 While in high school, he watched the events of 9-11 and didn t believe the governments official version. He searched the internet and gather video and other evidence that supported his ideas. The first version of Loose Change was distributed on the internet and cost around $ to make.

18 Loose Change- While you might not trust the government, would you really be willing to trust a 19 year old scouring the internet to figure out what really happened on 9-11? Seriously, think about it. How much evidence do you think he actually think he had access too?

19 Loose Change- After the first version was debunked, he and his friends spent about $20, to re-make the video. (This is the one we will be discussing) Since that time, they have released a third version of the video. When he first wrote Loose Change, he was actually wanting to write a fictional conspiracy about As he did his research, he believed he found many errors in the official account.

20 Loose Change- Korey Rowe was a friend of Dylan Avery and help produce the video. Korey Rowe served in the military and spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 2 nd edition was narrated by Dylan Avery. They hired someone else to do the 3 rd edition.

21 Loose Change- According to Loose Change - The World Trade Center buildings were brought down by a controlled demolition. That is, the government had explosive devices planted in the buildings in advance to bring down the buildings. Why? So we could go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Note: We were legally already at war in Iraq.

22 Loose Change- According to Loose Change - the Pentagon was not hit by an airplane but my a missile. Wait until you see the story about the airplane flying over Washington D.C. at the time.

23 Loose Change- According to Loose Change - Flight 93 landed in Cleveland. Or - was shot down by a mystery plane.

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