The threat of terrorism has been spreading across the world. One of the biggest attack happened in United State. The September 11 attacks also referred to as 911. The terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners and they used to flow into buildings for a suicidal attack. Two of those planes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane was targeted at Washington, D.C. but crashed into a field. The attack brought fear to Americans mind. Nevertheless, many people lose their family and suffered from 9/11. However United States has always been wondering to both strike and terminate the terrorists across global, or increase homeland defense to prevent future attacks.
A way to ensure an attack would not happen is to strike and terminate the threat. Terminate anything in this world is a cruel decision, but when it threatens globally, then it must be done. United States considered putting United Nation at a higher power to solve terrorist problems, but people also worried that it would bring political problems. Some Americans believed that United State should do it by itself to ignore conflicts between other countries opinions.
Increase military actions to go against potential enemies and defend terrorist can protect the Americans. Add security to prevent future terrorist attack is a way to deal against terrorism, but it would not stop the terrorists. Defend homeland can only increase the security of the nation, but terrorists could still possibly invaded and created another crisis like 9/11.
Perhaps people think United State is safe enough, but the public never knows. There could be terrorists among the people walking on the street or anywhere else. Someone people said to fight terror with terror, that might be a solution, but it is necessary to protect the natural rights people have, not to doubt base on race. However, the...
...Terrorism: An Identity Theory Perspective, as “the deliberate targeting of civilian sites for attacks designed to result in destruction of those sites and/or the injury and death of noncombatant civilians.” Together, these two perspectives coupled with identity theory and will serve as the basis for an evaluation of the Haqqani network and their interrelationships and interactions with known terrorist groups such as the Taliban and al-Qa’ida as well as with Pakistan’s military and government intelligence agencies.
The Haqqani Network: Who Are They and Why do We Care?
The Haqqani network is an Afghan and Pakistani group of fighters that operates primarily in southeastern Afghanistan as a semi-autonomous component of the Taliban with close ties to Pakistan’s Army and intelligence agencies (Rassler et al. July 14, 2011, p. 1-2). The Haqqani network’s leadership structure is hierarchical in nature with members of the patriarch’s family filling top leadership roles (Rassler et al. July 14, 2011, p. 7). This familial structure is an important cultural identity marker “that can serve to promote terrorist activities.” Furthermore, Schwartz, Dunkel, et al address the family as it relates to upholding honor and “avenging wrongs done to the family.” This is interesting because even those who sympathize and support terrorism, but don’t actually participate in it, often share the same level of social identity based upon their group affiliations....
...and methods as well as individual motivations and community supporters. The goal of this ideology is to find out how they feel the society should work or be arranged, and the methods that will efficiently promote this idea.2 Terrorists are constantly developing ways to get their point across to different nations. They want to find a unique and powerful way that will send the message to a mass amount of people. For example, the flying of the planes into the World Trade Center was an act of political ideology. They were sending a clear message to the American government to leave the middle east.
The second dimension of a political ideology includes the individual motivations and community supporters. Terrorists believe they have a right to commit acts of extreme violence because it is derived from the “wrongs” done to them by an unjust system. Over time the “cause” has changed and it has led to terrorists believing their acts of terror are perceived as initial injustices, as a “justified response”.3 This is the issue: a group commits an act of terror because it feels that the opposing government is unjust. Thus, they spark a feud between the two and the other retaliates.
Religion also plays a large role in the development of terrorism. Terrorists are using their religion and shared beliefs to draw people in and strengthen their army. This is done by waging holy war on religious principles.4 Soldiers are...
...local, state and federal government, while demonstrating a resistance to the kinds of corruption that have sometimes plagued police forces at the municipal level or in other countries. It has successfully investigated terrorist acts at home and abroad.
The FBI has throughout its history all too often violated First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association. In the name of national security, it has undertaken the disruption and "neutralization" of peaceful protest. It has devoted resources to monitoring political activity rather than focusing on the investigation of criminal conduct. It has relied on sweeping theories of guilt by association rather than undertaking the harder but more productive work of identifying those individuals who are planning violent activity. It has resisted public accountability and limits on its discretion. In the wake of the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma in 1995, Congress enacted the Antiterrorism Act of 1996, four of the one of the worst assaults on the Constitution in decades. It resurrected guilt by association as a principle of criminal and immigration law. It created a special court to use secret evidence to deport foreigners labeled as "terrorists." It made support for the peaceful humanitarian and political activities of selected foreign groups a crime. And it repealed a short-lived law forbidding the FBI from investigating First...
Anupama Gopal Mande
War on Terrorists
Should the U.S.A. be afraid of terrorists? The answers might depend on which party the question is addressing to. The governments might say no because they are better protected than many others, while the people might say yes because they know that they are the actual victims that are getting hurt. Terrorist is different in definition according to different organizations. However, all of them agree upon the key elements of terrorist, which are violence, fear and intimidation. Unlike criminal, terrorists are those who seek attentions from the populace, governments and the world to their cause. Terrorists are very faithful to theirs’ believes and their organizations, thus explaining why they are willing to risk themselves in suicidal acts in order to spread what call justice throughout the world. It is mostly the developed countries that are being targeted because they have power, resources, and well respected throughout the world. If terrorists succeed in influence one of those countries, other nations and other developing countries could possibly be influenced as well. The United States of America is no exception. Even with its well known highly organized military, terrorists still view the U.S.A. as its primary target since 1920 until today. All terrorists’ acts toward the US...
...American Military University
Understanding the Terrorist Mind
Roger A. Choiniere, Jr.
HLSS154 Mind of a Terrorist
Professor Rodney Simmons
September 28, 2014
What creates the mindset of a person to become a terrorist, and have these beliefs grown stronger through time?
In order for someone to become a terrorist, they must first have hatred to an ideological way of life and a strong commitment to the cause of action that will alter its success. The process begins with a belief by certain family teachings or a wrongdoing by a certain government or non-believers as it is referred to in the Koran.
The significant part of terrorism through the classification of lone wolf operatives creates a fear amongst civilian populations as to when and where the next suicide bomber will appear. The Koran prohibits suicide, but some Muslim groups insist that by classifying the bombers as martyrs, their self-destruction becomes permissible because it is a form of self-sacrifice, and it is honorable to die in battle against infidels (Kershaw, 2010).
The core characteristics and significance use of operatives is apparent after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and the destruction of the U.S. economy by these attacks. “While suicide is associated with hopelessness and depression, the actions of the bombers are seen as a matter of heroism and honor” (Borum, 2003). This lone wolf mentality showed the United States that...
Religion and Terrorists
I didn't know the word “terrorist” until September 11th in 2001. That day is the day when people all over the world couldn't believe their eyes. Who had ever seen the moment when two airplanes crashed into the towers? It was the very shocking moment. I just came home from school and turned on TV, and then all the channels were filled up with the emergency news of that unexpected incident. Even though I was only nine years old on that time, I was old enough to understand how unusual it was and how terrible it was. I’m not sure whether the world has been going to a right direction or a wrong direction since then, but I’m sure the world has changed greatly since then. I haven’t had any week that I didn't hear the word “terrorist” since 9/11; without fail, something about terror is happing right now somewhere in the world, so I think that everybody cannot ignore this issue, and that everybody is related to this issue in some way.
Yet the incident was big enough to be spread all over the world at once, not many people see it by an outsider’s view. People, especially American, tend to condemn it only as the tragedy brought by the terrorists, like saying, “we are the victims of the tragedy, they are the terrorists who killed our family.” Yes, I think it is hard for them to think about it as an outsider because they were actually involved in that tragedy. In fact,...
The Terrorist’s Revolution
What causes a Terrorist to be labeled a Revolutionist or a Revolutionist labeled a Terrorist. Today’s society usually uses the terms interchangeably; when one begins to talk of revolution, they are normally labeled as a terrorist. A terrorist is normally labeled a terrorist by their enemy, but a hero by the people they fight for. Is it possible that a person who has been labeled as aTerrorist to actually have good intentions for those he fights for? Is it possible they are labeled a Terrorist only due to the fact they are fighting a revolution? A Terrorist corresponds with a Revolutionist, because a Revolutionist is someone who fights for a belief and in war terror is always there.
A terrorist is a person who advocates the use of fear or terror as methods of war. (Terrorist, n.) This definition is not entirely true, because there have been people labeled as terrorist who were not advocating fear. They were labeled this by the entity they were standing up to. “Does the fact that one side's "terrorist" is usually another's "freedom fighter" mean that there is no possibility of agreeing on ethical norms applicable to armed conflicts between governments and their opponents? (Goertzel.) In the case of this quotation by Goertzel, would not both sides be considered...
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 with many deaths. These acts are usually well planned to ensure that...