I feel as though the US often victimizes ourselves in situations. We act like we do nothing wrong at all when in fact, many of the terrorism that occurs in the world happens because of us. The article "Terrorism and Justice: Some Useful Truisms" definitely brought these acts to my attention and affirmed my belief that the media makes the citizens of the United States think we are the best and can't do wrong. Although we cannot correctly define "terror" or "terrorism", I feel like terrorism in general is a huge, unspoken problem with many countries that try to make their citizens feel like they haven't done anything wrong. Although, in my opinion, the US has not committed any acts of terror coming anywhere close to the detrimental results of 9-11, acts of terror are still committed by the US on other countries such as Lebanon and Afghanistan. The fact that we went to war on Afghanistan before we were even positive they had anything to do with the September 11 attack really says something about our country. We had to create some rebuttal to the attack right away and just assumed Afghanistan was part of the attack so we went killing innocent citizens in bombings. The US failed to mention they weren't positive it was Afghanistan that attacked us until months after they began attacking them. This kind of secrecy the government had makes me question a lot of other activity going on between the US and other countries. I feel like if they hid that from us for almost a year, they could be attacking other countries for the wrong reasons as well and not letting the media or anyone outside of the government know.
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