A timelime of the U.S involvment in the middl east by Alec Holmes.
1979-1981 (444 days)
fifty two american diplomats were held hostage in the U.S embassy in Tehran.
Administrators secretly sold arms to iran when to fund the contras of nicaragua,even though regan had an arms embargo.
George H.W Bush declared war against iraq after iraq invaded kuwait, americas main supplier of oil.
A car bombing on two u.s embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killing 224 people. The attack was perpatrated by al qaeda .
A suicide bombing on the USS cole while it was refueling in yemen, perpetrated by Al-Qaeda, had occured, where 14 sailors died.
september 11, 2001
In the morning two planes, hijacked by al-qaeda members, flew into the twin towers killing many people. An attempt on the capitol building was made by a differnt plane, but was steered to a field by the passengers. 2996 people died in those events.
the afghanistan war began after George bush wanted to find al qaeda but the taliban refused to give up information starting the war in afghanistan.