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. The introduction of Bush’s speech was of dire importance. Antithesis is being used within the first sentence; Bush begins his discourse “… Our fellow citizens, our way of life…”, and then ends with “deadly terrorist acts”. Due to the contrasting image portrayed listeners feel their “way of life”, they, as individuals and citizens of America are at threat, of “deadly and deliberate terrorist attacks”. This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”.
The threat of terrorism will undeniable refuse to go away, and it is now upon this generation to meet this challenge to our nation security and way of life. 1. Why is there heavier terrorism activity in certain areas of the world? -I personally believe that there is heavy terrorism activity in certain areas of the world because of conflicts in beliefs, decisions, power, and intimidation. Other reasons are the political and ideological goals.
Counterterrorism and Intelligence Framework Affecting millions of people, terrorism has progressed as a preferred tactic or strategy for the ideological extremists throughout the world. It is either directly or indirectly focused at the United Stated. The increasing of law enforcement and special agencies resources to combat terrorism, the United States, has started developing many joint agencies specializing, but not limited to the military branches. Counterterrorism is simply defined as the operations that include the offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, preempt, and respond to terrorism. The United States viewed counterterrorism missions as special operations by covert, clandestine, or low visibility means.
David Rapoport: terrorism is “the use of violence to provoke consciousness, to evoke certain feelings of sympathy and revulsion. 2. Yonah Alexander: terrorism is “the use of violence against random civilian targets in order to intimidate or to create generalized pervasive fear for the purpose of achieving political goals.” 3. Walter Laqueur: “Terrorism is the use or the threat of the use of violence, a method of combat, or a strategy to achieve certain targets… It aims to induce a state of fear in the victim, that is ruthless and does not conform with humanitarian rules… Publicity is an essential factor in the terrorist strategy.” Page 5 4. Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism: terrorism is “any act or threat of violence, whatever its motives or purposes, that occurs in the advancement of an individual or collective criminal agenda and seeking to sow panic among people, causing fear by harming them, or placing their lives, liberty or security in danger, or seeking
Civil liberties, Habeas corpus, and War on Terror Eric Trute Instructor Beth Garcia Pol. 201 American National Government April 1, 2013 Civil liberties, Habeas corpus, and War on Terror During times of national crisis sometimes our civil liberties are taken way in exchange for our protection and our security. The founding fathers gave congress the power to suspend the right of writ of habeas corpus during times of rebellion, invasion, or in public safety. The war on terror has put a ripple in our countries political, judicial and civil rights during the war time. When handling individuals being held on account they have some part in the terrorist acts that happened on Sept 11, 2001.
The conflict behind the law being anti-freedom is obvious. The government has the ability to invade your personal life for any reason they find fit. The Patriot Act has been widely criticized for being, in effect, too thorough. The Act provides sweeping power to government agencies to monitor the personal habits of not only those who have been identified as suspected terrorists, but anyone residing in the United States as well as United States citizens residing abroad (Fritscher). There are some positives to the law it improves the communication through law enforcement agencies in order to track suspected terrorist.
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.
What is a conspiracy theory? “The belief that the government or a covert organization is responsible for an event that is unusual or unexplained, especially when any such involvement is denied” Collins English Dictionary-2012 The government led everyone to believe that the attacks on September the 11th were organised and
Domestic spying will have a greater impact on some culture more than others. Also the potential impact it will change the civil rights of the American people. There is also the potential impact it will have on terrorist. Domestic spying can cause the terrorist to change their plans or to adapt the new domestic spying policy. Terrorist will figure out they are being monitor by the government and take another route to carry their plans for attack.