Thursday, March 19, 2020
Al The essay is a critical analysis of the article titled Ã¢â¬Å"Al-Zawahiri appointed al Qaedas new leaderÃ¢â¬ which was posted on the jihadist website published on June 16 2011 by the CNN Wire Staff. The article talks about international relationship between American and the Islam community which has been viewed for the past decades as deteriorating as results of terrorism.Advertising We will write a custom article sample on Ã¢â¬Å"Al-Zawahiri appointed al Qaedas new leaderÃ¢â¬ Article Analysis specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More It is worth noting that the issue of terrorism has been a hard nut to crack in the entire world and has continued to cause sleepless night to a number of countries (Shimko 127). Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda the group was reluctant to accept his death. After consultation and coming to terms with his death, they settled on Al-Zawahiri his long term deputy to take charge of the gr oup, Hereby the General Command of the Qaeda al-Jihad and after the end of the consultations we declare that Sheikh Dr. Abu Muhammad Ayman al-ZawahiriÃ¢â¬ (CNN Wire Staff par. 4). The individual has been linked with the attacks in Kenya and Tanzania leaving close to 300 people dead and over 5000 injured. The United States of America government placed a reward of 25 million dollars for information leading to his arrest. During an attacked launched by the U.S in Afghanistan, his wife and three of his children died. From the article it is evident that Al-Zawahiri hailed the fallen al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. He said in reference to Osama went to his God martyred because he said no to America (CNN Wire Staff par. 5) The appointed leader had harsh words for the Pakistan government and claimed that Americans are not fighting al Qaeda who will not stop at anything other than confronting their oppressors. The posting although did not talk of pro-democracy uprising, it is clear tha t their policies will not be shifted and promised to support such groups as Taliban in fighting NATO and U.S. analysts hold the opinion that Al-Zawahiri will have a difficult task in leading the group. They assert that he has no charisma as that of his predecessor. My view however is contrary to theirs. Having in mind that he was born in a wealthy family just like Bin Laden, and then he will have an easy time motivate the group and give them direction since Bin Laden did a lot of work in shaping the entire group as well as imposing chain of command. Despite the claim that he commands no loyalty from members, this does not warrant the assumption that he wonÃ¢â¬â¢t propel the group in carrying out attacks.Advertising Looking for article on international relations? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More In my humble view, the leadership of Al-Zawahiri will definitely worsen the relationship of America with other Islamic coun tries particularly Egypt where the leader has roots. This rests on the view that the membership of the group will expand making American to receive opposition from all quotas. Interestingly, it is evident that even after the killing of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda will not stop on their activities and the chances of them revenging are high. However, it is not easy to establish the timeline for the revenge. This thus calls the American authorities to be on alert at all times and change their strategies for curbing terrorism if need be. The following statement summarizes their desire to revenge, Ã¢â¬Å"will remain on the path of righteousness as a coherent, solid, cemented rankÃ¢â¬ (CNN Wire Staff par. 10) References Shimko, Keith. International relations: Perspective and controversies. New York: Cengage Learning, 2009. Print. Al-Zawahiri appointed al Qaedas new leader, 2011.Ã Web.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Learn French Vocabulary in Context Lessons Learning new vocabulary in the form of a story is the best way to remember new vocabulary and study grammar in its rightful context. Instead of remembering words, you imagine the situation, you make your own movie, and associate French words with it. And its fun! Now, how you go about working with theseÃ lessons is up to you. You can directly go for the French version with English translation, read the French part, and glance at the translation when needed. This is fun, but not very effective as far as learning French goes. My suggestion however is that you: First read the story in French only, and see if it makes any sense.Then, study the relatedÃ vocabulary list (look at the underlined links in the lesson: often there will be a specific vocabulary lesson linked to the story).Ã Read the story another time. It should make much more sense once you know the vocabulary specific to the topic.Try to guess what you donÃ¢â¬â¢t know for sure: you donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to translate, just try to follow the image and story that is taking form in your head. What comes next should be logical enough that you can kind of guess it, even if you dont understand all the words. Read the story a couple of times, it will come clearer with each run.Now, you can read the translation to find out the words you dont know and couldnt guess. Make a list and flashcards and learn them.Once you have a better grasp of the story, read it out-loud, just as if you were a comedian. Push your French accent (try to speak as if you were mocking a French person - it will soun d ridiculous to you, but I bet you it will sound quite French! Make sure you convey the emotion of the story, and respect the punctuation - thats where you can breathe!) Students of French often make the mistake of translating everything in their head. Although tempting, you should try to stay away from it as much as possible, and link the French words to images, situations, feelings. Try as much as possible to follow the images that appear in your head, and link them to the French words, not the English words. It takes some practice, but it will save you a lot of energy and frustration (French doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t always match English word by word), and will allow you to Ã « fill in the gaps Ã » much more easily. You will find all learn French in Context Easy Stories here. If you like these stories, I recommend you check out my level-adapted audio novels - Im sure youll like them.