Terrorism Essay

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Terrorism Marc Perry His145 April 10, 2013 Jason Roberts Terrorism In the years following the September 11, 2001, attacks, the number of terrorist incidents on U.S. soil has totaled 33; other countries, like the U.K., have experienced more (190), with some countries like Israel reporting numbers in the thousands (National Counterterrorism Center, 2011). National Counterterrorism Center. (2011). 2010 report on terrorism. Retrieved from http://www.nctc.gov/witsbanner/docs/2010_report_on_terrorism.pdf Review the incidents from this list of significant terrorist activities here and abroad. You can research these for a fuller understanding of how terrorism has affected the United States in the last decade. • 2002: Failed attempt to shoot down an Israeli jetliner in Kenya • 2002: Attack of French tanker off coast of Yemen • 2002: Shooting at Los Angeles International Airport by Hesham Mohamen Ali Heayat results in the deaths of two people • 2002: Bombing of nightclub in Bali, Indonesia • 2003: Car bombing of JW Marriot hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia • 2004: Commuter train bombings in Madrid, Spain • 2004: Attack of Western oil companies and housing compounds in Al Khobar, Saudia Arabia, results in death of 22 people • 2004: Armed assailants breached U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, resulting in 5 deaths • 2005: Bombings of London underground trains and bus • 2005: American citizen Michael Reynolds in Pocatello, Idaho, offers to assist al-Qaida in acts of terrorism by planning attacks and describing bomb making techniques • 2007: IED explosions at restaurant in Cotabato, Philippines, results in three people critically injured • 2009: Shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, by Sunni extremist results in 56 wounded or killed • 2002-present: Thousands of car bombings, suicide bombings, and attacks on civilians in Iraq Write a 1,050-to

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