Several articles have been published in the media regarding the possibility that the U.S. government may have orchestrated the London bombings. These articles cover such topics as the British response to the attacks, the role of American military power, and evidence of a domestic threat. However, all of the articles do not agree with the consensus. Some of these articles state that the attack was a terrorist plot, while others believe that the attack was planned by the British government. In order to determine the truth, one must analyze the facts of the incident. Those who have done this have been able to find some facts, but others have not. Therefore, it is important to determine the truth behind the attacks before making any judgments.
American military power
The undisputed champion of the panhandle sized military department of state is the American military and its ilk. While the sexiest nameplate has its share of flaws, it also happens to be the nation’s largest exporter, and if you’re into that sort of thing, you might be interested in a recent report that the military’s best and brightest haven’t been in the doghouse since 2011. In fact, the US military’s biggest offshoot, the North American Aerospace Command, has grown to over 3000 soldiers, more than half the size of the aforementioned juggernaut. Not to mention the plethora of ancillary personnel tasked with defending our hemisphere. Keeping the nation on course and in the saddle is a tall order, but one the US military is doing its best.
Al-Qaeda’s aim to overthrow governments in the Middle East
Al-Qaeda is an Islamic terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow governments in the Middle East. It was founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988. The group is comprised of regional affiliates and other organizations. In addition to waging terror attacks, they support the creation of an Islamic state based on sharia law.
Al Qaeda leaders have consistently claimed that Muslims must unite against anti-Islamic aggression and U.S.-led military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have also called for economic warfare against the United States and regional allies. However, these statements have failed to mobilize widespread Muslim support.
Al Qaeda’s operational record shows that its commitment to specific national causes is a rhetorical tool. This strategy was reflected in its response to the American invasion of Afghanistan. Al Qaeda’s strategy to drive the United States out of the Middle East has included an extended campaign of terror.
Response to the London bombings
During the month of July 2005, London suffered its deadliest mass casualty event in modern history. A series of suicide bombings occurred in the center of the city. Combined, the attacks left more than 700 people injured. They also marked the first time that terrorists had carried out suicide attacks in modern western Europe.
In response, a screening and treatment program was instituted. These efforts were intended to screen survivors for common psychological problems and provide prompt referrals for treatment.
While the program succeeded in the most basic sense, its effectiveness was limited by barriers to access. This included low usage among third parties and inflexible referral pathways.
Among the more complex challenges was how to engage the victims’ families. In addition to coordinating across multiple agencies, developing a multiagency response system also required leadership.
Mental health problems in the first 15 months of the Trauma Response Programme
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in five conflict-affected populations suffer from mental disorders. This figure is expected to double in a humanitarian crisis. WHO works internationally to ensure that the mental health response is effective.
Psychological trauma includes terrorism, crime, interpersonal violence, and natural disasters. Trauma can lead to psychological damage that can affect people’s mental and physical health throughout their lives. Some people who have experienced a traumatic event will develop PTSD. These are characterized by negative emotional states, inability to experience positive emotions, and decreased interest in significant activities.
Early interventions are commonly used to prevent PTSD. However, these have not been proven to be effective.