Government Beliefs And Their Affect On Recent Terrorist Attacks

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Our gov't considers the United states to be an "untouchable" nation. When other countries go into war, and feel they cannot adequately win themselves, they call on the United States to come to their aid. For decades our country has been considered to have the strongest military force and some of the best technology in the world. I hitnk these insinuations go to our government's head. The United States carries itself on a way higher level than it should. Not all countries look up to and envy our nation, contrary to what most people believe. There are foreign countries where people despise the U.S. and everything it stands for: our culture, religion, music, etc. Our government needs to wake up and realize that just because we are regarded as a great nation, that doesn't mean we actually are.

The incidents that occurred on September 11, 2001 were a shock to most people and definitely an ego deflation to the United States' government.

The news of this day terrified and confused many people. How could someone accomplish the act of terrorism with all the high teck equipment airports have? The realization that the United States is not as safe as it appears to be became very clear. Our government is overly confident in itself and because of that overconfidence, three very important buildings are now wreckage and thousands of people have died. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to our government, that they will start to take foreign countries more seriously. Randomly bombing people and their home lands is not the answer because that is what got us into this situation in the first place, we just need to be aware that we are not invincible and not everyone admires the United States.