Terrorism endangers the life of every single person in the world, and it’s been around longer than some people think. Al Qaeda attempted to to blow up the world trade center in 1993 but did not succeed in doing so. The United States has been a victim of terrorist attacks more than a handful of times in the 1990’s. Terrorism isn’t only a problem that the United States of America has to deal with. It happens all around the world, and there are many effects that terrorism causes throughout the whole world.
Terrorism has a big effect of the people here. When a terrorist strikes, it is scary. Victims of terrorist attacks by the year 1985 was at 816 people, in 2001 the number of deaths rose to 3,295 because of the attacks on the 11th of September, 2001. 2996 people died on this day. More than 1,000 people died because of acts of terror in 2003. Nobody expects this kind of stuff to happen. But since it does happy, people have to live in fear, and worry about “what if” this happens again. A lot of people are even the government are constantly asking themselves “are we ready?”. This can happen any time, and any day. There is no way to really prepare yourself since you don’t know when and what will happen next.
It is believed that terrorist strike for a couple different reason. There are a lot of people in the world who hate the United States and would risk their life as a suicide bomber. They use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to perform these attacks. “The single biggest threat to U.S. security, both short-term, medium-term and long-term,” President Barack Obama said April 11, is the possibility that terrorists might obtain a nuclear weapon. The second biggest threat to world history’s mightiest military state, it goes without saying, are terrorists without nuclear weapons but armed with box-cutters, rifles or homemade explosives.“ In order to solve the problem of terrorism, the root of the problem...
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Terrorism- A Cause and Effect?
On September 11th, 2001, Two 747 Jet airliners hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Simultaneously, another airliner crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The loss of life was tragic, and launched the United States into years of war on terrorism and on Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, his Islamic militant group. But where did Bin Laden’s motivations come from? What drove Al-Qaeda to commit such atrocities? To find this answer, all one needs to do is look back into history.
Al-Qaeda’s roots first began in 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden, the man in charge, went to Afghanistan and began to organize mujahideen to fight against the Soviets. During this time, Bin Laden learned many things that would carry over to his war with the United States. Over the duration of the war, the United States provided financial aid, training, and weapons to the mujahideen via Pakistan. Bin Laden and his men were trained during this time on propaganda and various guerilla tactics, which come in handy in later conflicts. During this time, under Ayman al-Zawahiri (the present-day leader of Al-Qaeda after Bin Laden), a radical Islamist, Bin Laden was gradually radicalized. In 1988, Al-Qaeda was officially formed, as a Jihadist group to “lift the...
2 April 2013
Connie Schultz author of the article New Airport Policy: Grin and Bare It, Schultz says “Not exactly secret agent man.” when referring to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the underwear bomber. Because she says that he isn’t exactly a secret agent, even though he still had the potential to be dangerous, rather than something more adequate for a terrorist shows that Schultz is not too concerned with terrorist threats happening domestically. People are not concerned enough with terrorism if it is not affecting them directly.
In the United States people are not worried about terrorist attacks because it does not affect them. On September 11, 2001 was the day that our concern for terrorism was at their highest. Not that the attack affected us individually but as a country because a foreign terrorist group was able to get pass American borders and kill about 3,000 people. Since the attacks on the World Trade Center people in America have little worry about domestic terrorist. Although there have been terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11 none have come close to matching its death toll or degree of publicity.
Another reason for the low concern of Americans towards terrorism would be that all recent terrorist attacks in the United States have either failed or been thwarted. For example on January 17, 2011 a pipe bomb was discovered along the...
What do you think of when you hear the word terrorism? Most people will refer to the attacks
on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Of course, these were horrific attacks
especially considering over 3,000 people lost their lives that day. There was no precedent like that
before. Unfortunately, though, that is not the only terrorist attack in history. Terrorism has existed in
the world for quite a long time. Terrorism hits home for many people who were or shall I say are in
some way involved with the effects of terrorist activity. As you continue to read my paper I will talk
about what terrorism is, why terrorism matters to me, and why it affects me.
What exactly is terrorism? Well, there are many different definitions out there. However, these
definitions have certain things in common. Terrorism involves extraordinary violence. It is intended to
create massive fear and involves a planned attack for a purpose, often against something or someone.
While terrorism is meant to be an act of violence to bring about change, it is usually not committed by
those officially in the government. Usually, terrorist groups have fewer members than you would think.
They want to be dramatic and attract attention by carrying out a bloody act....
...between six and twelve. If the plots were successfully carried out, the number of deaths could been large. The deputy chief of metropolitan police said that the plan by the terrorist was to cause untold death and destruction and cause mass murder (Metropolitan Police Press Release, 2006).
Since 9/11 attack there has been many strategic plans to counter the terrorism aviation attacks. For example the President of The United States of America signed The Aviation and Transportation Security Act on November 2001. The Act establishes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); the responsibility of the office includes coordinating and directing aviation security at all times and all domestic transportation in case of emergency. The TSA developed a program that ensured the screening of all passengers and baggage for all illegal and dangerous items. This program requires the passengers to go through metal detectors, carry-on bags are X-rayed and baggage is checked through explosive detection system. Some changes to this program like requiring passengers to remove shoes, belts or prohibition of carry-on-liquids had some effects. Also many layers of security, which goes beyond passenger screening such as heavy presence of police outside the airport and increased cooperation between airlines and the security officials has raised the standard of security of all airports in the US.
The TSA also has another program that requires pre-screening of...
...Is Terrorism Ever Morally Defensible?
The term terrorism has many different definitions. The most accurate definition of terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation, especially for political purposes.1 Terrorism is based on an act of violence. It kills, hurts or injures many people who are innocent for the reason of making a point or for political objectives. Most of the acts of violence caused fromterrorism is either manipulated by another person or leader or is intended to make a strong point from the act of violence. The term ethnocentrism can also influence terrorists because they may feel that their views or culture should over rule or power of everybody else. For example, the Ku Klux Klan was a terrorist group that was formed originally from six confederate Caucasian men who manipulate their group into violent acts costing lives of innocent people ("Spartacus Educational: Ku Klux Klan" 10/20/2011). The act of terrorism causes violence, deaths, conflicts or wars, devastation, mourning of the deaths of innocent people, loss for families, damage to our environment and society etc. There are not many arguments that conclude to why terrorism is understandable or justifiable in our society. The violent act of terrorism is not and will not ever be morally defensible. Terrorism evidently proves how it affects innocent...
...third plane was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane was targeted at Washington but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, 2,996 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.
The United States responded by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Having evaded capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located and killed by U.S. forces in May 2011.
Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the Pentagon Memorial, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building was officially opened on November 3, 2014
2. The Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of the crowded Dubrovka Theater on 23 October 2002 by 40 to 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist...
...Terrorism has been widely known to all of the world for many years. "It exists as a means of making a government or group aware of certain needs that they must change something by creating fear and destruction". But why do people have to resort to violent acts such as: bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do and how can individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror? During the last few years, many groups of terrorists have formed all over the world and it's becoming an international problem. Unfortunately, governments have had close to no success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used.
One of the major problems in discussing terrorism is being able to establish an accepted definition of the word "terrorism" or "terrorist act." For example, terrorism can be defined/described as "the unlawful use or
threatened use of force or violence by an individual or an organized group against property or even people with the intention of intimidating societies or governments, often for achieving certain ideological, economical, and political reasons" (Mifflin, pg. 1). Since it is a difficult word to define, organizations such as the United Nations have had a tough time setting up policies against acts of terrorism.
There are many different types of terrorism: nationalist terrorism, anarchist terrorism,...
...Since its founding in 1948, Israeli society has been suffering from the multiple effects of terrorism. Unfortunately terrorism remains the number one problem of Israeli society. Although the Israelis have put measures in place to fight against terrorism they have not eliminated civilian deaths. Death is not the only problem associated with terrorism, though it is one of the main concerns. The Israeli economy and Israel's relations in the international community are also affected by its war on terrorism. Terrorism is a conscious formation of fear to bring about change. All terrorist acts involve violence or the threat of violence. Terrorism is commonly used to undermine confidence of the government and leadership of the targeted country and its people. The word "terrorist" originated in France during the French Revolution, which lasted from 1789 until 1799 (Hoffman 1). Terrorism is usually associated with acts against governments or political groups. Israel and France are not the !
only countries that suffer the acts and effects of terrorism. The United States of America was recently struck at its heart, shaking our feelings of safety. The US is now making strides to defeat terrorism along with its allies and other members of the United Nations (UN). Terrorist organizations attack civilians because they...