Most of the world can recall the instant they saw the two "air jacked" airplanes crash simultaneously into the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001; where they were, what emotions they felt and how they reacted to these inhuman acts. What is as interesting is how to explain certain State's reasoning towards these attacks, and how they reacted afterwards. Soon after the attacks, the Bush government closely turned their heads to "Al Qaeda, a terrorist group led by Osama Bin Laden which had previously shown much discontent from not only the United States, but western ideologies in general. "Western ideologies" which are characterized as being very democratic with capitalist- based economies, led to much disagreement upon the Muslim- extremist community long before the attacks upon the Twin Towers in New York (which led to 2974 casualties). Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization which depicts democracy and western ideas as being a "poison" towards their religious, political and economic beliefs. The United States, previous to these attacks, had been allies to The Middle East and even Bin Laden, during the Gulf War. President George W. Bush made a very clear point towards such terror threats; "they must all be eliminated"; After all, one single terrorist group had disoriented a whole nation's security precautions and measures. Shortly after, the United States did not hesitate to invade Afghanistan with major military force. The first invasion of Afghanistan by American troops was on October 7, 2001, not even a month after the airplane bombings. Finally, the Canadian army landed in Afghanistan only in January 2002. Canada did not have a very significant role in this war until 2006, when the forces were redirected to Kandahar. There are now approximately 2,650 Canadian Forces which are currently serving their nation as a part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).