As the tenth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack on America approaches, we take the time to remember. We remember the hijacked passenger planes used as bombs on the World Trace Center towers and the Pentagon. We remember the passengers of, yet, another flight that gave their lives to stop a fourth attack, as well as all the heroes who risked their lives attempting to save as many people as possible. We remember Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban’s declaration of war on the United States and Israel, George W. Bush and his Axis of Evil, along with the wars that ensued in Iraq and Afghanistan.
While many of these events stay fresh in our minds, what led up to them remains a mystery to the average American who has not studied the historical relevance of the Islāmic Revolution of 1979 and the horrors it brought to people living in the middle-east. To begin to understand the terror of today, we just go back. Before the Iraqi invasion, before the September 11th attacks, before the Gulf War, and the Iran/Iraq war.