The methods in which terrorists implement their plans are an enigma. Some use demigod like actions to instigate a large fan base. Some can plan out very intricate terrorist attacks to instill fear in their enemies. A few can even evade the most advanced search teams on the planet. Only one can pull off all of the above.
Domestic Terrorism in the United States of America Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Institutional Affiliation: Date: Abstract The United States of America is currently engaged globally in the fight against terrorism. A number of foreign terrorist have attacked the United States abroad, in its embassies and other interests and also in its soil as happened in September 11th. Though the issue of international terrorism is a huge challenge for the United States government there exists even another challenge of domestic terrorism in America. These are American citizens or other nationalities that live in America, who driven by their evil ideologies intimidate and attack other innocent civilians or their property. This paper evaluates
(Davis, 2014) mentioned terrorist groups use all governments of the Western world as well in their own region to force their ideologies on those who have really turned against their own country’s government and the system as a whole. Along with an ex-member of Al-Shabaab who refutes what that terror groups believes and how they can reach an amends to peace or a resolution to a matter within the country of Somalia. (Afrah, 2015) states in an interview with an ex-terrorist member, young children don’t understand the meaning of what a peaceful resolution can benefit their town or country or changing the behavior of the local law enforcement for the better. Terrorists on the other hand, when it comes to ideologies, they only see one side of the other and
Terrorism can be defined as, ‘The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.’ (FBI). Strategic Warfare can be defined by breaking it into two parts. Merriam-Webster defines Strategic as, ‘A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.’ and warfare as ‘Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict’. Thus in essence strategic warfare is planned actions during a conflict with the aim of victory, but in context Strategic Warfare is the use of attacks, whether it be on military or civilian targets, with the aim to push the enemy into surrender. Using a variety of tactics, such as, demoralization of enemy population (Nazi Blitz of London WWII) and, embargo and seizure of materials entering a nation (British policy on goods travelling to Germany during WWI), militaries have changed the parameters and rules of war to those of a ‘Strategic’ nature.
The article “Soldiers for Christ” discusses three types of religions dealing with terrorism. This essay will discuss methods and motives of these three groups and whether their tactics include penetrating terrorist acts according to the definition of terrorism we outlined in class this term. It will also outline how convincing each group’s members justifies their objectives and the methods they use to attain them. The article first discusses Christianity which is said to be the religion associated with terrorism. Christianity, like most traditions, has always had a violent side.
“Terrorist Attack at Ft. Hood” “Terrorist Attack at Ft. Hood” Steven James HSM 433/ Counter Terrorism Instructor Cameron Balma January 27, 2014 Terrorism has one of the most controversial definitions because of its many aspects. There is simply no one concrete way to define what terrorism means. The FBI (2004) defines a terrorist incident as a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, in violation of the criminal laws of the United States, or of any state, to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. (FBI, 2004) Terrorism is also complicated to define because it is twofold. There is international terrorism and domestic terrorism.
Juan Mena U.S. History 6/3/2013 Al-Qaeda is an organization that bases their goals and beliefs in Islamic Religion. A militant organization founded by Osama Bin Laden in 1988 that spreads across multiple countries as a army and a Muslim movement for global jihad and sharia law. Jihad is their struggle with themselves to accomplish their religious duties. Al-Qaeda has been accepted as a foreign terrorist organization by UNSC, NATO, European Union, United Kingdom, United States of America and others. Al-Qaeda’s attacks on random civilians, meaning civilians in which they know nothing about for the most part with exceptions to some cases, for not being Muslim or people they classify as Kafir.
The Cold War is discussed widely around the world and as huge impact on the fight between Republicans and Democrats about communism and anticommunism. When describing the events that occur with anticommunism and McCarthyism. When it comes to discussing anticommunism they think about people who are against a government that ruled by an authority party group. Anticommunism think that what communism wants are false and damaging to the governments. Senator McCarty believed that communism had influenced Americans in a negative way when
Within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and Europe, several factions sought to terrorize those joining the war prerogative. A vivid example to bring home the point is the Germany incident. Here, the small Bader-Meinhof Gang members had anti-Vietnam feelings. On the other hand, many of the activities orchestrated by such groups were classified as pure social or political nuisance instead of being branded as terrorist groups. To bring home the point regarding terrorism, Ted Robert Gurr described within his book “Some Characteristics of Political Terrorism”.
A terrorist is defined as one who uses violence for political purposes in the form of bombing, kidnapping, and assassinations. Terrorists do not follow the laws of war, they do not fight fair, and instead of wearing a uniform they hide in society and target innocent people. Although it is stated that torturing is unconstitutional, the question then becomes, what is torture? It varies greatly from one person to another, and once that question has been answered then the question is, when should torture be justified? When the planes hit the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001 New York along with the rest of the United States was in a state of shock, confusion, and terror.