February 3, 2013
“Terror or terrorism is one of the oldest disasters on the earth. It can be said that this system named terrorism is, for the centuries, here on this earth. But there have always been differences to define it. If you talk from the side of terrorists, you can hear different reasons of terrorism from every affected area of terrorism. If not going deep into, it can be understood, the affected victims of the society call it terrorism what the terrorists indulged in terrorism call it crusade, revenge or an offensive action to oppose. The worldwide terrorism has different reasons in different parts of the world. Somewhere the terrorism is to get freedom or somewhere to get sovereignty. At same place, these activities are being carried out to free the region from the opponents. At some places the basic reason of terrorism is poverty, starvation & unemployment. But at international level, the media mostly talks of, that is so said the 'Islamic terrorism'.” http://irfi.org/articles2/articles_2851_2900/American%20Target%20-%20Terrorism%20or%20Islam.HTM. “There were terrorist activities even before the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. But the form of terrorism was different from the form of terrorism prevalent now-a-days. Before 9/11, America was known as the spectator of so said Islamic terrorism or at some places it was known that it worked as a helper to organize it. But the event of 9/11 forced America to think that even America can fall victim to own pet snake. So on this day, American President Bush declared to start a worldwide 'war against terrorism'. After the event of 9/11, America took a vow to uproot the tree of terrorism from the world. Most of the Muslim countries of the world strongly oppose the thought of strong religionist terrorism & call it anti-Islamic. These Muslim countries openly favored America against terrorism after 9/11. Even the terrorists accused the rulers...
...Drug Trafficking and terrorism In the United States 1
Drug trafficking is financing terrorism in our nation, drug trafficking is no longer a social and criminal ill but a trade that funds organized crime, terrorism and other security threats. . Some might find it to be a long shot, how drug trafficking and embassy bombings ( or even 9/11 ) are related .Money serves as the largest contributor to the advancement of terror organizations .Unlike other crime, however, drug trafficking often has a twofold purpose for some terrorists .Most of the illicit drugs consumed in the United States come through or from Mexico. Another issue with terrorism and drug trafficking is domestic terrorism .The correlation of drug trafficking and terrorism is called, narco terrorism which is a subset of terrorism in which terrorist groups participate directly in the cultivation, manufacture, transportation, or distribution of controlled substances and the monies derived from these activities. DEA Definition: A narco-terrorist organization is an organized group that is complicit in the activities of drug trafficking in order to further or fund premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets with the intention to influence a government or group of people. According to the DEA “The links...
...Running Head: Global Terrorism 1
The Effects of Global Terrorism on U.S. Foreign Policy
By Claude Smith
University of Maryland University College
Global Terrorism 2
Before we can cover the effects of global terrorism on United States foreign policy, we have to define global terrorism. According to World English Dictionary terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political means. Some forms of terrorism take a global or transnational scale when it transcends national borders and often targets people and locations other than the ones directly at issue (Patterson 2011). The events of September 11th 2001 were an example of global terrorism. They were an attempt to make Western Powers, like the United States, rethink their presence in the Middle East. This wasn’t an attack by a sovereign nation like the attack at Pearl Harbor by Japan. These were by terrorist groups that were spread across multiple continents. Global terrorism led to the global war on terrorism resulting...
...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 and Counterterrorism in the United States
On September 11th, 2001, at 8:46 AM the United States experienced something that would transform it forever. The first aircraft smashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center and the second hit the South Tower at 9:03. At 9:37 a third airliner hit the Pentagon and at 10:03 the fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. This was a truly sad day when nearly 3,000 people were killed in this violent terrorist act. It has not stopped there. Since 9/11 there have been over 50 terrorist plots that we know about (Mueller). Very few have been effective, and none of which that even come close to matching the devastation caused by the 9/11 attack. The United States can attribute the terrorist's lack of success to America's rapid policy changes and implementation of numerous antiterrorism programs. The largest policy implemented is the Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). The Patriot Act made many changes within the government on what and how they were allowed to monitor and collect communications for intelligence gathering and policing. It also gave powers to the Secretary of the Treasury to monitor and track the movement of money to prevent money laundering, specifically for the purpose of funding terrorism. The act also played a major role in restricting our...
...Globalism & Terrorism
Society has changed immensely from the historical readings throughout this course. The world has transformed from scattered countries and villages with their own cultures, to a high tech, global community. This new societal structure, deemed Globalism, is defined as “the promotion of interdependence of cultures and peoples in all parts of the world”. (Fiero, 2011) The beginning of this futuristic world came with the origin of digital technology. Communication, to anywhere in the world is immediate, information can be found and passed with just a few keystrokes, and travel is faster and cheaper than ever imagined. This new fantastic knowledge, coupled with major historical events such as the disintegration of Soviet Communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the conclusion of the Cold War, together ushered in this new reality of a world community. (Fiero, 2011)
Globalism, with its countless advantages in technology and integration, still holds many challenges. Many feel it difficult, with such a combination of influences from all over the world, to retain their individual ethnicity and traditions. With the creation of television, not only were important events and news being featured, but western consumerism and culture was also being endorsed. (Fiero, 2011) This westernization took hold without resistance in some parts of the world, but in others it has created immense resentment and hate. As a result, a recent...
The War against Terrorism
Military actions are the greatest folly which mankind has ever created. Since the creation of the human race, there is a trend that the stronger nations impose their power and will over the weaker nations. If in ancient times wars were happening primarily to take on new territories and resources, it was sufficiently clear and justifiable for a whole nation to stand behind that idea. However, wars nowadays are provoked by vague and unjustifiable reasons. The modern world as I see it is against fighting in wars, but at the same time it spends huge amounts of money for the creation of weapons and military supplies. Today every nation imposes peace, but with a big army behind its back. The scars of the past few wars have not been erased yet - wars which have been called World Wars for their scale. World War I broke out in consequence of the poverty of one otherwise strong nation - Serbia, World War II happened because of the ambition of one otherwise “normal” man who believed that the people with blonde hair and blue eyes are the dominant race. Unfortunately, these two are the most significant events for the whole 20th century. The century in which we live right now, the 21st century, will not remain bloodless either.
The war of our century is only one, and it is called “The War against Terrorism.” What is actually terrorism? Terrorism is hatred to man and to...
Axia Campus of University of Phoenix
Every nation big or small suffers from random acts of violence known as terrorism. Described in this paper is what terrorism is, facts about terrorism, and details concerning one of the most disastrous terrorist attacks that took place in the United States, along with other attacks in both the U.S. and other nations. Several questions will be answered which include: Why is there heavier terrorism activity in certain areas of the world?, What do the sites of terrorist activities have in common?, Could laws, procedures, or organizations, either national or international, have prevented these attacks?, Who should determine what sorts of laws and organizations are most effective?, Does the United States have a moral obligation, a practical reason, or both, for becoming involved in stopping terrorist activities in other countries?, How has the idea of terrorism affected the lives of individual Americans since 9/11?, and How have American priorities changed since 9/11?; details will be provided that answer the questions with factual data, opinions, and views of the topics.
Terrorism is an act of violence which is used to try to force others into submission. There are many different forms of terrorism but the most common is violence which usually ends...
..."Ethics and the “War on Terrorism”
1. The definition of terrorism is problematic. How does this affect our view of terrorism?
a. There exist a number of “official” and legal definitions as well as those suggested by researchers and commenter’s. Some explanations of the meaning of terrorism focus only on terrorism cared out by individuals and groups and ignore state terrorism altogether, others emphasize the political objective of terrorist acts, and still other frame terrorist acts of criminal events and downplay the political motivations. One clearly understood factor amongst all of these approaches is that terrorism is a method or means of achieving by objective.
2. Which is the better approach—to treat terrorism as a criminal activity or to fight terrorists as if they were enemies in a war? Explain.
a. Terrorist are motivated by political objectives, and while criminals employ violence (often similar to that of terrorists like kidnapping, murder, arson) to achieve their ends, their motivation is quite different from that of terrorist, because of criminals commonly act solely to secure a material gain.
b. The U.S. administration has indicated that the War on Terrorism will continue until terrorism is ultimately defeated. Given that the War on Terrorism is neither a metaphorical as like those concerning...