My analysis mainly focuses on semantic fields and syntax. A semantic field of fear runs throughout the discourses of both Blair and Bush. Bush began his speech with the following sentence; “Good evening… series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks”. Blair also opts to utilise the same method “it was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of mankind, it was tragedy, an act of evil”. Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies.
Families are full of love and hope but to annihilate that all is a complete act of putrid evil and hate. War gives illusional rights to these inhumane beings that these acts are a part of life which they aren’t. Natural death should be the cause of all these lives, not innocent murder. War is the reason these families blood has been spilt. After all these past events, the 1800’s wars, The Boer War, WWI, WWII and The Cold War, you’d think we’d all have learnt our lesson that war was destroying people, along with the world.
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.
In other words, because of the jihad terrorists feel that they are enabled to kill in the name of Allah, and that is their stance. Considering the fact that in many cases a jihad is caused because of a clash between followers of different religions, each of whom believes that God is on their side and that the other side is of Satan, Al-Khaled does not understand why these terror organizations are killing so many Muslims in the name of God. In the documentary, we met a recruiter for Al-Qaeda named Zaid, who is tied to the suicide bombing that happened at Al-Khaled’s wedding. When asked about the event of many Muslims being killed by a terrorist that claimed it was God’s will, he
War created the United Nations, the Geneva Conventions, and the Red Cross. So, it can be argued that what brings out the very worst in the human condition also, in a very warped way, brings out the best in us as well. War, by definition, means a period of conflict. The opinions about war alter from person to person and year to year. If a military expert or the president is questioned, he might think wars are good because they can boast about military efficiency.
International Law relates to this movie because un the definition it is suppost to attempt to regulate situations in which activity in one state cause damage to its citizens. This sis represented in the movie with the United Nations attempt to resolve the issue. In cases like this people should feel that is is their duty as human beings to interfere with the injustice that is taking place. The rest of the world should stand against any group of people who with death upon another race. I thought that the United Nations could have had more of a involvement in the Genocide due to the severity shown in the movie Hotel Rwanda.
Terrorism is commonly defined as “an act of violence against civilians by non-stators to attain political goals.” (Andrew Kydd and Barbara Walters.) Any act of violence against non-combative civilians in order to insight fear or strengthen a grip on power, may also be described and defined as terrorism. As terrorism becomes more entwined with the day-to-day to life, the level of effectiveness of its methods in achieving its conceptualised goals have been called into critical question. For instance, does suicide terrorism help in creating the fear and unwilling respect that it is designed to achieve? Or does it simply dwindle the terrorist ranks while creating building resent and resistant resolve against them from the civilian and international community?
The US has on more than one occasion listed countries such as Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria as counties guilty of state sponsored terrorism. On the other hand, we have transnational terrorism, which can be attributed to the increasing numbers of INGOs. The best way to define what transnational terrorism is by saying that it’s an organized and internationally operated organization that commits worldwide terrorism, and most well known of these groups is Al Qaeda. Over the course of about twenty-five years or so, Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for 9/11 as well as the 2005 rush-hour attack on the London bus and subway system. One could ask the question of just how exactly are terrorist groups different today then they were during the Cold War period between roughly 1968-1989?
Now, I’ve taken the time to research the actual definition of Moral Discipline. What I have gathered from a few websites is that it’s the determination to refrain from pretty much any negative type resulting action such as idle gossip, hurtful speech, lying, and in general just being fuckin’ retarded. Avoiding anything that will result on bad terms for yourself or more than just yourself. Now my mother always taught me my rights from wrongs. I know for a fact that I don’t follow all her morals that she raised me by but I’ve grown enough to develop my own morals.
What problems are created by war? And can wars be justified; can there be an appropriate reason to go to war which could take precedence over the first two questions? War is a state of conflict and each time war is declared the main aim is to try and solve a problem. War is different in each situation and you cannot say that every war solved the problems that induced fighting in the first place. The recent invasion of Iraq was caused because several governments, primarily the American, believed that Iraq was creating Weapons of Mass Destruction.