What led to the formation of Al-Qaeda? (Possible essay)
When the US soldiers were fighting in the gulf wars, the Bin Laden son, Osama, witnessed US soldiers listening to heavy music, drinking, and being promiscuous. Being on holy land, Osama viewed this as a disrespect and insult to them. After fighting the Gulf war for Saudi Arabia, he had made many allies and groups. Because of his family's wealth from oil profits and control of oil exportation, he had the money to supply, run and form "the base" (Al-qaeda). September 11, 2001 he led the terrorist attack on New York and the US. This led to the War in Afghanistan and there has been many other attacks. Currently, we are fighting to capture Osama Bin Laden and put an end to terrorism and the Al-qaeda.