2) Berger argues that what happened on August 6, 1945 was "consciously and precisely planned". Highlight, underline, or flag the evidence he uses to support this claim. How does this argument support his larger purpose? Berger supports his claim by stating "The victims are chosen indiscriminately in the hope of producing a shock effect on political decision-making by their government" as well as "The two bombs dropped on Japan were terrorist actions. The calculation was terrorist.
How 9/11 and The Patriot Act affected America What happened on September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten and is now considered one of the worst terrorism tragedies in American history. Consequently, it had made Americans grow closer together in the wake of the tragedy. Ever since the beginning, America has faced many significant changes, but ever since the atrocity of 9/11, America has made many changes that made an impact to most Americans. For instance, the events of 9/11 may have had a greater impact on our economy, but it also affected the lives of ordinary Americans. In this paper we will examine the impact of 9/11 on Americans and the U.S. economy and why the U.S. responded to the terrorism by enacting the USA Patriot act to “protect” America, which had become a big controversial issue to Americans.
Even scientists who worked on building the bomb were opposed to its use. Crimes of humanity are usually murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian. The dropping of the Atomic bomb killed thousands of people and scarred all the people who survived permanently. Seven scientist, who had helped build the bomb, submitted a report to the Interim Committee, which advised the President, saying “If the United Sates were to be the first to release this new means of indiscriminate destruction upon mankind, she would sacrifice public support throughout the world, precipitate the race for armaments, and prejudice the possibility of reaching and international agreement on the future control of such weapons” (John Toland, ibid, p. 762). The scientists are the ones that know best about the bomb, they were the ones that built and designed it.
Terrorism has a long history, and still there is not an accepted definition. The most used is the one that the United States has in it´s constitution: “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience" I think that the “noncombatant” part is only to justify war, wich I think that should be considered as a type of terrorism too, because works the same way, and are very similar if you analise it. A more accurate definition would be “The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.” (taken from an english dictionary) Terrorism is now an important problem to the world and Europe. There have been many councils to analyse and find a way to fight against it. This problem is now so big that the European Union has as a priority project to erradicate it.
On one side of this choice, innocent Americans right to be left alone is threatened. Yet on the other hand this data could lead to the capture of terrorist enemies and potentially save millions of lives. The telcom companies need to also remain within the law on these issues. Politically, is this constitutional? Did congress overstep its bounds in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 2001?
The Affect of Religion on Terrorism September 11th, 2001 is a day our country will never forget; it was a day that held one of the biggest terroristic attacks that our country has ever seen. These events, subsequently, launched our current war on terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Following the events of 9/11, many sociologists and political figures questioned whether or not religion had been a major influence on terrorism, or was it the leading cause of these questionable acts. We understand that religion and terrorism are closely related, this is because the majority of the individuals committing these acts are members of a religious group; can we blame religion for fueling these acts? Or could it be the group of individuals, as a whole, that influences these people to behave in such a manner?
1. Give an outline of the different views on whistleblowing presented in the texts. In the article “The NSA Leaker: Traitor or Hero?” by Teresa Welsh from US News & World Report website in June 11, 2013 it is discussed whether Edward Snowden, who leaked secret NSA surveillance programs, should be punished or applauded for being a whistleblower and bringing new information to the world. The article balances between thinking of the leaking as an act of betrayal and an act that should be rewarded. Some people believe that the Americans are now at risk and have lost their protection from terrorist threats while others believe that the Americans’ right to privacy and freedom are lost.
Causes of Domestic Terrorism John A Aiple Ashford University Survey of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt HSM 305 Blake Cheary March 30, 2013 Causes of Domestic Terrorism Throughout the history of the United States domestic terrorism has been a means for individuals or organizations to threaten or intimidate our government in order to achieve a political or social purpose. Understanding their structure and their operating procedures will give our counterterrorism system a better chance of thwarting the next tragedy. I think that it is important to first differentiate between a simple criminal act and an act of terrorism. All actions perpetrated by terrorist are criminal but not all criminal acts are considered terrorism. The criminal act stops when the person has achieved their goal whether it is money or goods.
Global Social Issues - Terrorism Global Social Issues - Terrorism Introduction Terrorism is defined as the unlawful or threatened use of force or violence against property, organizations, societies, cultures, or governments in order to achieve a desired change. The events of September 11th 2001 sparked an entirely new discussion on the issue of terrorism here in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Although many different nations around the world have had problems with social and politically charged terrorist groups for decades if not centuries it was not a globally focused issue. However, it took the happenings of the morning of September 11th for the world to take a good hard look at the elements of terrorism, hate and fear and where it comes from. Terrorism has affected tourism in many countries which has an effect on various people from different parts of the world to interact socially.
Although many State security agendas use the basis of the attacks of September 11, 2001 to combat terrorism, terrorism is not a new phenomenon. Terrorism often has deep historical roots (Sens and Stoett 2009). Over time it has evolved and changed so much that one cannot pinpoint a clear definition of terrorism. It is argued that terrorists target civilians with the intent to incite fear in the general population for political or religious purposes (Imre et al. 2008).