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Free Terrorism Essays: Muslims Must Denounce Terrorism or Die - While many respectable Muslim organizations the world over have condemned the reprehensible carnage at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, there is a growing number of groups and individuals who equivocate in their rebuke of violence. In doing so, they become apologists for violence and terror. There is something deeply disturbing about employing explanation and understanding as a fig leaf for justification and as a pretext to spread feeble diatribes about just desserts. Even more disturbing is the fact that intelligent and right-thinking people sit through sermons and speeches where such dehumanizing pseudo-religious drivel is preached without demurral or protest....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 735 words
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The Definition and Meaning of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: Warfare]
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Al-Shabaab: African Terrorist Organization - The Al-Shabaab is regarded as one of the most dangerous African terrorist organizations. Al-Shabaab is a multiethnic militant group out of Somalia that uses many terrorist tactics in attempts to gain control over the country of Somalia. They use many forms of terrorism that include ideological revolutionary, dissident, and nationalist terrorism, as they have the motive to gain power over a territory by overthrowing the government. The Al-Shabaab is suspected to have taken part in many terrorist attacks, including the 1998 United States embassies bombings....   [tags: Terrorism, Africa, Violence]
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Terrorism: Its Forms and Effects - In recent years, terrorism has been on the rise. The most famous attack in recent years was that of the destruction of the twin towers in 2001. It caused a massive public outcry at the atrocity of the actions. What most people don't realize, however is that the people who make these attacks, called terrorists, have a goal in mind. People also don't realize that there are many types of terrorism, and are not just limited to the attacker flying planes into famous buildings. The types of terrorism are quite varied, the reasons for each just as much, and the public reaction is never the same for any of them....   [tags: War]
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Impact of Globalization on Terrorism - Globalization is affecting most everything in the world today by mixing cultures, beliefs, people, and ideas together in the melting pot of society. Since terrorism has taken the impact of globalization it is leaving the world in a war of terror and a desperate effort to unite against the growing terrorist groups. After the numerous, tragic world wide events stemmed by terrorism such as: 9/11, bombing of the London subway, and the Beslan school hostage crisis, the world has vastly changed its’ mentality of dealing with the future....   [tags: illegal trade, taliban, drugs]
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Fighting the War Against Terrorism - While fighting the war against terrorism, though it may be challenging, societies should place the utmost value upon human rights even if that means undermining one’s counter terrorism policy. Along with a terrorist attack comes prejudice and discrimination towards those of similar nationality or religion as the attackers out of fear of another attack. A challenge for liberal democracies such as Canada is creating an effective policy in order to constrain potential terrorist attacks that is also abiding one’s individual rights that come as a part of residing in a democratic society....   [tags: canadian law, arbitrarily detained]
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Suicide Terrorism: A Logical Choice? - Robert Paper argues that, in a way, suicide terrorism can be a logical choice for the individual carrying out the attack. When contemplating whether or not suicide terrorism can be a logical choice, you must be able to put yourself in the place of the “terrorist”. Whether or not someone is considered a terrorist can be a very subjective view, especially from the viewpoint of the person or group that is being terrorized. This requires the observer to exude empathy.We may look at Osama Bin Laden as a terrorist, but to him, he was doing the work of his “God”....   [tags: homeland security, attacker, terror]
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Terrorism: The Future of War - 1 INTRODUCTION In this essay, I will focus on the key features of the global threat of terrorism and also discuss how the world was changing the last decades while dealing with this issue. In addition, I will highlight the most important current developments concerning to this topic. To give the paper a clear structure, I will divide the topic into six sections, which will be an introduction, the dimensions boundaries, locations, flows, events and finally a conclusion with an overview of the information....   [tags: Politics, Global Threat]
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The Truth About War on Terrorism - The day was September 11, 2001. Across America, people were preparing for their day, unaware of the developing chaos. Despite the increasing rate of world-wide terror attacks, Americans felt unassailable as they carried out their lives fueled by oil from the Middle East. At precisely 8:46:30 a.m. Eastern Time, America’s sense of invulnerability was shattered when the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Shortly after, United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into the Trade Center’s south tower and American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the west side of the Pentagon, bringing forth President George W....   [tags: al qaeda, taliban, 9/11 attacks, afghanistan]
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Impact of Sucide Attacks on Job Satisfaction of Islamabad Police - Terrorism is surely existed since before the dawn of recorded history (Merari 1990). Terrorism is the biggest threat for the entire world. Especially for Pakistan and generally for the whole world, the black storm of terrorism covers the whole scenario of Pakistan. Now when we are talking about terrorism, it creates a horrible picture for Pakistanis. Pakistan is now affected by the bad impacts of terrorism. The new dimensions of terrorism include the suicide terrorism. Suicide terrorism is an international problem that endangers the well being of the whole population, it is imperative for people of all faiths for enhance cooperation between each other to combat this problem....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism: Impediments to International Cooperation - Terrorism: Impediments to International Cooperation International cooperation in regard to thwarting terrorism leaves much to be desired. This relates to a number of problems. First, there is no internationally accepted definition of terrorism. Without such a definition it is difficult or even impossible to put in place policies and laws that will affect international cooperation and the ultimate reduction or elimination of terrorism. Second, too much perverse incentive exists for those that turn a blind eye to terrorism....   [tags: politics, sociology, phenomena]
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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism - According to the United States Department of Defense terrorism is “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological” (United States Training and Doctrine Command, 2007, p. 2). Terrorists use violence and intimidation to stimulate fear in many individuals. They also use the threat of various types of attacks, such as traditional attacks (e.g....   [tags: politics, history, fear]
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Terrorism: Who Owns the Term? - The term Terrorism may be a difficult term to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. I find it hard to believe that two parties can agree what we mean by terrorism. We all know that man has always sought its freedom or liberation, but how does a person achieves their freedom. “One Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Freedom Fighter” (Vallicella). Many people believe that terrorism is evil; it could be that the term is misunderstood because there is no set definition....   [tags: National Security]
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The United States and the Threat of Terrorism - The United States has overreacted in their response to the threat of terrorism and as a result has incurred great costs. Therefore, the U.S. needs to reduce military action such as the use of drone strikes because of the costs and international controversy surrounding them. This international controversy has made them extremely unpopular. While drone strikes have been successful and taken down top level al- Qaeda operatives, the costs associated with drone strikes outweigh the benefits. Another possible approach to assess and respond to the threat of terrorism the U.S....   [tags: al-Qaeda, drones, counterterrorism]
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The NSA, Privacy and the War or Terrorism - Edward Snowden is America’s most recent controversial figure. People can’t decide if he is their hero or traitor. Nevertheless, his leaks on the U.S. government surveillance program, PRISM, demand an explanation. Many American citizens have been enraged by the thought of the government tracing their telecommunication systems. According to factbrowser.com 54% of internet users would rather have more online privacy, even at the risk of security (Facts Tagged with Privacy). They say it is an infringement on their privacy rights of the constitution....   [tags: Edward Snowden]
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Terrorism - Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Salem Al-Hazni what do these names have in common, and why are they of any concern to anyone of us. These names have became synonymous with terrorism, these names have been associated with how North Americans deal with terrorism and see themselves in global issues. These are but a few of the names of the men who carried out one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. Further more they have created one of the greatest changes in thought and policy by western nations and the threats they may face....   [tags: American History, 9/11 Commission, Bin Ladin] 2067 words
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Taliban Terrorist Group - Course: Political Violence and Terrorism Taliban Terrorist Group Introduction: The Taliban is a far-right; they are Islamic revolutionary organization that arose in the early 1990’s under headship of Mullah Mohammad Omar. The clear translation of "Taliban" is "students" that a large majority of Taliban supporters are from Afghanistan and Pakistan, most of them have been educated at 'madrasas,' or other Muslim religious schools. Mostly in the 21th century the world realized about Taliban group for the first time in 1994, when Pakistan government used them to protect a group of people to open a trade way in central Asia....   [tags: political violence, terrorism]
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The Orgins of Terrorism and Islam - Not many could have predicted the shocking event that began the millennium and set the stage for a global war. The world grew darker on September 11, 2001, when members of Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and crashed two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in a field in Pennsylvania. The attacks took the lives of over 3,000 American citizens and became one of the first of many such mass-killings to plague the world since the turn of the century. From England to India, America to Pakistan, terrorism has dominated much of the news cycles so far during the 21st century, a seemingly endless wave of innocents being murdered....   [tags: global war, alqaeda, september 11]
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The Effects of Terrorism in America - Terrorism has influenced civilizations throughout history and has even started wars. In 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, who was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo. They were killed by Gavrilo Princip, who was one of six assassins. Their goal was to have Austria-Hungary to create a South-Slav provinces and eventually turn it into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia . These helped start World War I Terrorists are individuals or organizations that use violence as a tactic to achieve political goals....   [tags: global issues, war]
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Terrorism - Terrorism In the modern world, extreme Islamic terrorism has been a major threat to people and nations all over the world. It is a fact that the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned by terrorists in Afghanistan. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the terrorist-friendly Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001 and has moved to the tribal regions in Pakistan, near Afghanistan. To prevent reappearance of terrorism in Afghanistan, it is necessary to stop the resurgence of the Taliban. Terrorism in Afghanistan can be stopped by reducing political corruption, shifting the economy away from narcotics, and convincing the general public of the necessity to end terrorism....   [tags: National Security]
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Terrorism - George Orwell once said, “Political language— with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” In today’s modern society, the world is continuing to become smaller and more interconnected than ever before due to media networks such as Cable News Network (CNN) providing round-the-clock news coverage and the Internet. In the last few decades, both information sources have been instrumental in helping to expose individuals all over the world to new ideas and diverse cultures....   [tags: Homeland Security, Politics, Social Issues, Media] 2682 words
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What is the War on Terrorism - ... The people in the building had no way to survive so they had the choice of burning inside the building or jumping out and splattering to the cold hard street below. Some people had to do both because the top of the burning building fell to the ground. You could only imagine how terrifying it was for their family members that got a phone call from the victims. It has to feel awful when September eleventh comes around. Then the last plane blew up the second building and everybody knew then that it was in fact not an accident but instead a strategically planned attack by Osama Bin Ladin and his Islamic group AL’ Quieda....   [tags: 9-11, Boston bombings, Al Qaeda]
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Terrorism Needs to be Stopped - Terrorists Terrorists are all over the world, they harm innocent people for their own enjoyment and they should be stopped. There have been many terrorists in history, for example Hitler was a terrorist that wanted to punish people who were Jewish. Also, Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda hijacked U.S.A. planes and crashed them on American soil. But that incident ended when American Soldiers assassinated Bin Laden. People are tired of living in fear because of terrorists. Get rid of the terrorists. The leaders of the world have searched for terrorists and have some success....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, world trade center]
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Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism - Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism are crimes that are of high relevance to the roles and responses of law enforcement that involve offenses committed by way of, and aid of computers and other technology advanced devices that includes but is not limited to: identify theft, fraud, computer hackers, inside and outside espionage, white collar crimes, and virus and malicious code writers; in conjunction with digital terrorism in terms of concepts of information warfare and cyber terrorism. All of these crimes are of heightened relevance that requires the immediate assistance of law enforcement personnel of local, state, and federal agencies because of anonymity and how quickly these crimes can...   [tags: Crime ]
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Honoring the Heroes of the War on Terrorism - Grieving in Peace As America continues to be involved in the Global War on Terrorism there are those who are making the greatest sacrifice one can make for their country: their life. Truly answering John F Kennedy’s call to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” (ThinkExist.com Quotations) by sacrificing their lives in order to defeat terrorism. Those who have sacrificed their lives for us are not given the proper respect by being buried in peace because of a “church”....   [tags: Protests, 1st Amendment]
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How do Islamic terrorist groups use religion to justify their violent movement? - Islamic terrorists are estimated to comprise approximately 10% of the Muslim population, which is equivalent to 160 million out of 1.6 billion people. A terrorist is defined as a person who engages in violence and the infliction of fear in order to gain something either for themselves or for their people. Most Muslims are not terrorists. It is stereotypical to deduce that all Islamic people are involved terrorist groups, however, there are many people who are involved in these groups. Islamic terrorist groups use religion to justify their violent movement by claiming that their religion is the only just religion, strictly following religious leaders and sacred texts, and preserving their ab...   [tags: global issues, religious terrorism]
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Peacemaking: An Alternative Response to Terrorism - “Somalia, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, has seen a number of radical Islamist groups come and go in its decades-long political tumult [since 1991]” (Masters, “Al-Shabab”). In recent years and still today, an al-Qaeda-linked group, Al-Shabab, has grown into a full-fledged movement for establishment of Somalia under Islamic Rule and still continues to enforce their own harsh interpretation of Sharia Law. Also in recent years, the United States, UN forces, and local authorities has made attempts to stop Al-Shabab, which weren’t very successful: What other leadership principles of Gandhi’s could the Somalia Government and Non-Government Organizations adhere to, to lead So...   [tags: Gandhi, Somalia, Al-Shabab, UN, violence]
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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century - Introduction Terrorism or terrorist acts is something that the American people have had to live with since 9/11. We always knew acts like this could happen, but most of us never thought it could happen to us here in the United States on such a massive scale. We now understand it can and might happen again, so we have to be aware of our surroundings and look for ways to decrease these types of acts against our country. Common tactics/weapons and threats used by terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East Terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East tend to use tactics and weapons to create mass panic, and fear....   [tags: nuclear weapons, WMD, United States, targets]
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Global Terrorist Organizations - ETA stands for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna in Euskara, or in English, Basque Fatherland and Freedom. It grew out of the EKIN in Spain in 1959 and formed as a radical Basque separatist group. Discontented with the moderate nationalism of the main Basque party, the ETA is dedicated to a separate nation-state for the Basque people, an ethnic group inhabiting areas of northern Spain and southwestern France. Currently there are about 300 members . Current leaders include Juan Cruz Maiztegui Bengoa and José Luis Eciolaza Galán, however very little is known about the ETA power hierarchy....   [tags: Fighting Terrorism]
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Terror in the Russian Federation: A Case Analysis - Definition of Terrorism Throughout the history of humanity, radical groups and organizations have attempted to influence and shift the policies of governments and agencies around the world. The terminology most often used to describe the activities and beliefs of such groups and organizations is terrorism. Terrorism is defined as premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence a particular audience (CIA)....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Counterterrorism Techniques: Diplomatic Initiatives vs. Military Force - 3. When it comes to counterterrorism, some critics argue that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may prove to be far more effective than using military force in countering and reducing the popularity of terrorist groups like al Qaeda in Muslim countries. Do you agree or disagree and why. Debate over formulating appropriate responses to terrorism has raged for many years. In the case of extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and their operations in the Muslim world, many critics have argued that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may contribute more to a long-term solution than the application of military force ever could....   [tags: Terrorism] 1400 words
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The Fair Restriction of Civil Liberties - With the advent of a new age of Terrorism sweeping the world since the 9/11 attacks on America, much debate has followed as to whether the prevention of terrorist attacks should take prevalence over basic civil liberties enjoyed by any civilian of a liberal democracy. If we take the definition of civil liberties to be “Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, protected by law against unwarranted governmental or other interference” , it is very hard to envisage a society in which both can exist....   [tags: Terrorism ] 2010 words
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Muslim Gropups and Terrorism - Since the 9/11 attack in the United States, the term “terrorism” and “terrorists” are often synonymous to several Muslim groups bent on taking revenge against the most powerful and influential countries today. Most of the attacks of terrorists are often suicidal such as suicide bombings, kidnapping and armed conflict against the military. Most reports and first-hand accounts state that these terrorists are doing this “holy war” against the world because they wish to cleanse the world of its evil and create order....   [tags: Developing Countries, Causes] 896 words
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The PATRIOT Act is Necessary, Lawful and Effective - Two thousand nine hundred people from fifty-four countries were killed on September 11, 2001. In response to this tragedy, the United States of America passed the USA PATRIOT Act, an acronym standing for Uniting and strengthening America by providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, on October 26, 2001. The act gives law enforcement agencies and the Foreign Intelligence Agency the right to share information. It also allows these agencies to tap phones and gather other forms of information using delayed notice warrants....   [tags: terrorism]
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Emile Durkheim Ideas on Terrorism - On September 11, 2001 two highjacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Towers in New York City. Another jetliner crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. This is a day that no American will ever forget. People could not understand why these people planned and followed through these horrible acts. In the following paper I will used the ideas of Emile Durkeim to explain not only the acts of the terrorists but also the reactions from the American people. People wept for the victims they had never met, pride in America was stronger than ever....   [tags: 9/11, Collective Conscious]
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Terrorism: The September 11 Attacks - The September 11 attacks occurred in the year 2001 which were a series of attacks planned by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The attacks took place in New York and Washington D.C. Nineteen terrorists hijacked four airplanes that day. Two of those airplanes that were hijacked were known as the American Airlines Flight 11 and the United Airlines Flight 175. Those two airplanes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center located in New York. Within two hours of the crash of the airplanes into the towers, both towers collapsed killing more than 2,500 people in New York alone....   [tags: World Trade Center, hijacked airplanes]
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The Combat to Mental Terrorism - Before Antoine Dodson was on Oprah and had a song on iTunes, he was a man who was worried for his family. One night, he woke up to the sound of his sister screaming. Upon further investigation, he discovered there was a rapist in their apartment ("Antoine Dodson warns a perp"). Unfortunately, Mr. Dodson’s story is not a completely uncommon one. Sexual assault is one of the highest reported crimes in the United States. In 2006, there were over 260,000 victims of sex related crimes, and that figure is only rising ("Statistics Table" 97)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Organized Crime and Terrorism - Treverton et all define crime and terrorism as illegal activities which greatly revolve around economic interests. The document accurately depicts how ‘organized crime seeks money and why terrorism needs it’ . Furthermore, according to the authors, the definitions about crime presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United Nations (UN), and the International Police (INTERPOL) coincide in some terms regarding the essence of organized crime. All of the aforementioned identify key words within their definitions such as groups of individuals working under illegal structures with profitable aims....   [tags: Responsive Essay] 986 words
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YEMEN INSTABILITY DIRECTLY EFFETS on OPERATIONS in the HORN of AFRICA - Al-Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) and the strong re-emergence of their presence in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) area of responsibility provoke not only strategic concern but re-emphasizes the importance of Global War on Terrorism mission sets. AQAP establishes training camps, strong recruiting, and bases of operations to continue jihad against the Western world emanate from Yemen. CJTF-HOA will need to be mindful of Western policy, which focuses on degrading AQAP’s leadership....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Innate Act of Evil or Demonstration? - Do you remember where you were on April 9th 1995. Videos clips flickered images of a crumbling collapsing building. Body bags amassed high next to ambulances. Lachrymose mothers pulled up to the scene hoping and praying that it wasn’t their son. Where were you on the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing. Do you remember hanging on to every word in President Clinton’s speech. Do you remember the feeling of nationalism that overpowered you. Do you remember the hated you felt for the man who had done this to your nation....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Global War on Terror - The Global War on Terror is a military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other NATO members. It was originally against al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with the purpose of eliminating them. This paper discusses how the Bush Administration handled the War on Terror as well as different aspects of it, including its terminology, its objectives, its military operations and criticism against it. The United States of America was deeply shocked when, on September 11, 2001, airplanes we used as missiles to destroy the Twin World Trade Towers and damage the Pentagon....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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We Can Unite Our Country Under Terrorism as We Did During the Civil War - Adored, hated, desired, and abused, the United States of America has celebrated 234 years of freedom. Since July 4, 1776, America has sought liberation from every oppression. Independence day was only the beginning in a victorious future of deliverance; however, every war threatens to scatter the unity of this powerful country. The Civil War was a deadly age in American history. When a foreign opposition threatens and terrorizes our unity, Americans can still face it together. Civil war automatically divides the strength of the country, lessening its ability to face the forces outside the borders....   [tags: history, terrorism, 9/11, ] 1396 words
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Norwegian Bomb and Shooting Massacre Report - On the 22nd of July 2011 Norway became under attack when a bomb exploded in Oslo, and a mass shooting occurred on the Island of Utoeya. These attacks were carried out by 33 year old Anders Breivik, who managed to kill 77 people before his eventual surrender and arrest. While analysing the coverage of this story I will be addressing what sources, and language were used, and how this affected audiences understanding of the event. I will be particularly focusing on ‘The Sun’ tabloid, and ‘The Guardian’ newspaper, which both featured the story front page on the 23rd of July....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Law Enforcement Innovations in Reaction to The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Virginia Tech Massacre - The terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center towers in New York City on September 11, 2001 has changed the way federal, state and local police departments communicate with each other, their structures, and operations. The new federal organization known as Homeland Security set out to coordinate their work at the state level, collect, analyze and share pertinent information and intelligence, protect key infrastructure and assets, secure the nation’s borders and ports, team up with federal and local task forces, and prepare new response training, equipment, systems and strategies (Foster and Cordner, 2005)....   [tags: Social Issues, Terrorism] 1075 words
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9/11 and Counter Terrorism - This assignment is requesting information on domestic counterterrorism, major errors that were made, my personal take on 9/11, and if there is anything we can do to prevent future attacks. Should the attacks of 9/11 have been prevented. My personal thought is no. Let me explain, to prevent the 9/11 attack we need to go back to 1998. Before 9/11 there “was no credible Anti-Terrorist Strategy until 9/11. This should have been in place after the first bombing of the World Trade Centre by Islamic radicals and the attacks on the U.S....   [tags: american history, attack, american soil]
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The Incredible Toll of 9/11 - September 11, 2011, started like every normal day in New York City. People rushing to work, children going to school, and people taking a morning walk or jog. But no one knew that this day would turn into a horror film. A terrorist organization call al-Qaeda hijacked airplanes and hammered them into the World Trade Centers North and South Tower along with the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The September 11, 2001, attacks changed America forever (9/11 Attacks - 102 minutes That Changed America). The September 11 attacks were the worst acts of terrorism ever carried against the United States....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Conspiracy Theory or Terrorism? - ... In order to analyze this event fully, I must research the government and how they have handled events like this in the past. The United States government is notorious for handling these “major” events horribly and a few examples would be Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, and Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. There is one thing that all of these events have in common and that is how the United States government handled them. Each of these events had a profound effect on the U.S. economy and left people furious and dissatisfied because of the nonchalant and lenient manner in which they were dealt with....   [tags: 9/11, World Trade Center attack]
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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Terrorism - Bob Hawke once said; “Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism.” Perhaps Hawke put into a few simple words one of the most complicated issues within our world today, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Israel continues to strip the Palestinians of their land and fears it’s very existence because of the Palestinians terrorist acts, there seems to be no solution in sight. The world appears to be split and all over the place when it comes to this matter....   [tags: The Middle East, Country]
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Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented? - It was not until August of 1996 when Bin Laden issued a fatwa a declaration war upon the US, following the June bombing of a US Air Force Installation in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 service members and wounded 515 people (Hellman.) He laid out the multitude of reasons why the group has purposely targeted the United States and its allies. The fatwa outlines 7 major reasons with a multitude of sub reasons concurrent with his main points. His first is that of “we” as in the western world attacked them first and they are only resisting foreign aggression....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Smallpox Bioterrorism and Emergency Management - Bioterrorism has been on the forefront of consideration since the bombing of the twin towers in New York City, on September 11, 2001. Specifically smallpox a considered biological weapon may be used to cause mass destruction. The last naturally acquired case of smallpox in the world occurred in 1977, consequentially we have stopped vaccination and those under 30 have little immunity to smallpox (Ford, 2003). Initial symptoms include high fever, fatigue, head and backaches, death which may occur in up to 30% of cases and an incubation period in about 12 days (range: 7 to 17 days) following exposure (Ford, 2003)....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism: Safety vs Freedom - “The danger that darkened the United States of America and the civilized world on September 11, did not pass with the atrocities committed that day”. (Ashcroft, 2003) The terrors of 9/11 caused increased security that comes at a cost that many feel is an invasion of their charter rights. The idea of racial profiling is not new, but many feel worse than ever in today’s anti-Muslim society. This habit of losing civil liberties in the wake of terror is to some an unnecessary change that is unallowable, but leaves many wondering if we should sacrifice our freedom for safety....   [tags: American Security vs Individual Rights]
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An Analysis of Terrorism - An Analysis of Terrorism On September 11, 2001, every person was stunned with the earth shaking news that the World Trade Center (WTC), the highest building in the world was attacked by terrorist. This was done by hi-jacking two commercial airplanes which plowed the two famous sites. More than 5,000 American was feared dead. This was the most recent and most devastating terrorist act that brought terrorism into the timelight. Terrorism is a term of uncertain legal content. The term itself has no definition of illegality, except when terrorism commits acts which do apply to common law....   [tags: Papers] 9816 words
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Puar's Theory on the Queerness in Terrorist Groups - Jasbir K. Puar uses the Deleuzian concept of assemblages to breakdown the ideas of queerness in “terrorist bodies” as a reifying antithesis to the American patriot. The project of queering the “Muslim Terrorist” works to reinforce and exceptionalise the western-centric heteronormative ideal through the denigration and sexual subjugation of a “Muslim sexuality”. The typified “Muslim body” serves as the locus of the use of many different types of power, physical as well as rhetorical and even spiritual....   [tags: sociology, terrorism, gay studies] 768 words
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The War on Terrorism - The war on terrorisms The war on terrorisms has had many lost souls, this war has been the most expensive war is history and not a lot of countries are in favor of it. Because of the terror attacks on September 11, the president of the United States George W Bush and his government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to protect their county and finding terrorist on other countries. (Picture 1) Terrorism is the affected, use of violence to bring forth fear . Terrorists know what they are doing and their targets are planned in advance....   [tags: essays research papers] 1594 words
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America's War on Terror - With the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the United States adopted radical changes to its foreign policy and its response to terrorist threat. With the swift implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act shortly after the attacks (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act), and intervention in Afghanistan, the United States had begun its War on Terror. This war was shepherded by then President George W. Bush. These actions marked the beginning of the War on Terror, and laid the groundwork for the problems experienced by the Obama administration almost ten years later....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1683 words
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The Palestinian Liberation Organization - The Palestinian Liberation Organization, whilst proving to have little effectiveness in accomplishing their aims in the period of 1964-1974, had a significant and enduring effect on the events in the Middle East. Created in 1964 on the initiative of Egyptian president Nasser, the PLO would soon become one of the most influential bodies of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Born out of a desire to liberate the Palestinian homeland in an ‘armed struggle’, it was largely responsibly for the fedayeen raids that contributed to the outbreak of the 1967 war....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1140 words
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An Explanation Of Terrorism - An Explanation of Terrorism After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an idea they support. (page 1) Evidence of this can be found by looking at the recent past of the United States. The Oklahoma bombing was one man's way of expressing his dislike of the government....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Free Essays on Terrorism: War is Not a Good Thing - September 11: War is Not a Good Thing Two of the most prominent buildings in America's most prominent city go down. Sounds like a nightmare that belongs only in Tom Clancy's novels. After the event many were angry, many were thoughtful, but most of all there was a sense "what now?" The Defense Secretary was implying war, President Bush strongly stated he felt that this was a "war for freedom." But then people were wondering, what would war bring. And who exactly was it against....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 793 words
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Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats Require Fundamentally Different Responses - The purpose of this paper is to assess the argument that states with superior technology will not always win conventional conflicts, particularly by the United States. Admittedly, there are three primary principles that must be met to ensure a war victory. First, the political leadership’s motives must be unified. Second, there must be a unity in the efforts of the military; that is to say, unity in the practice of warfare. Finally, the country’s passions must be pushing in the same direction. A war trying to operate outside of these principles will not achieve its ends....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Islamic Jihadists in Portugal - France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK are some of the European countries that are in the direct path of Jihadists. This has also been apparent in the past few years in relation to the terrorist situations in those countries. Because these countries are in the sights of the terrorists, people usually overlook Portugal. This doesn’t mean that Portugal doesn’t have the problem that these countries do. There is a lack of media attention to true Muslim affairs. Many times, a country can be evaluated by the effectiveness of its border security....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Terrorists R’ Not Us - In “Terrorists R’ Us” (Adbusters, August 2004) Ziauddin Sardar concludes that ordinary people are also terrorists. He reasons firstly that, ordinary people cause as much destruction through environmental and cultural systems as those caused by the terrorists, sometimes even worse. He also reasons that inequalities, exploitation and imperialism have become a part and parcel of our policies and system; traits that are typical to terrorists. Thus, he believes that in order to have a terrorism-free future, we must first reform and correct ourselves rather than the terrorists....   [tags: Terrorism]
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A Decade of Dishonor - 9-11, one of the most tragic moments in the history of the United States, devastated Americans and unified the nation in a movement to increase protection personally, nationally, and politically. On September 2011, members of the Islamist organization, Al Qaeda (Terrorist 1), purchased airline tickets to various flights. Once aboard, these terrorists seized control of the planes. Two of these usurped airplanes flew directly into both World Trade Center towers. The third jet collided with the Pentagon....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The War on Terror - The attacks of 9/11 have reshaped and changed the way how Americans live today, forever. Never before such shock and terror has been felt by anyone on the American soil. On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorist extremists hijacked four commercial planes, the planes deviated from their original routes. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one of the planes crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed en route to either the White House or the Capitol....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Effectiveness of Terrorism - The Effectiveness of Terrorism The dictionary defines terrorism as “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.” Is terrorism an effective political medium for the advancement of a political minority or rather an act of defiance rendering a society into a state of ephemeral hysteria. It remains to be seen how this latest act of terrorism will unfold and what political awareness it may generate....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Terrorism Effects - Terrorism is defined as a hostile attack or action that is meant to cause panic, physical damage, and even mental and emotional damage. These acts can be as small as a lone gunman firing randomly at a few people, and as devastating as hijacking aircraft and flying them into buildings, killing hundreds even thousands. Over the past twenty years, there have been over seventy terrorist attacks in the United States alone( (Psychological effects of terrorism). That number can be shocking to some people because the media only talks about the major attacks that occur....   [tags: hostility, attack, damage, trauma, pain]
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The War on Terrorism - The New Threat To World Peace Terrorism. Terrorism and terrorists are defined as people who cause death and destruction through means of bombs and hostage taking who bassically cause terror for religious reasons or another cause they see just. After the end of the cold war people claimed that there was no threat to world peace .They were wrong however on September 11th 2001 all their views changed. On September 11th 2001 two planes were hijacked and crashed into the Twin Towers aka (the World Trade Center) ,people also over looked that supposedly one plane was crashed in to the Pentagon and one was heading to the White House but was brought down by the passengers in midflight....   [tags: essays research papers] 549 words
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Terrorism and the Media - September 11th changed the lives of many Americans, irrevocably. The horrendous attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon altered the way American’s viewed their positions within the world, not to mention their lives and their safety. The attacks brought terrorism to the forefront of national attention, in every aspect. The government became immediately immersed in an effort to understand and defeat terrorism, and simultaneously, the media, with its perverse fascination with violence and profit-driven espousal to round-the-clock, up-to-the-minute coverage, demonstrated an obsession with the attacks, by broadcasting almost nothing but the latest developments in the search an...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Terrorism and the Movies - Terrorism and the Movies Sara Groff, commenting on a recent article by Slavoj Zizek: Here is my attempt at making Zizek's article a little more understandable in a shortened format. I hope this helps everyone as I think he has some profound insights into this topic. As we all watched the horrific events of Tuesday, September 11, unfold before our very eyes - the strategically planned date of 9-1-1 appeared as if it were the setting for a big budget special effects film. The only problem - this time no director would yell cut....   [tags: Media Entertainment Essays] 1081 words
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Terrorism In The Olympics - Terrorism and Security in the Olympics Security is a fundamental notion in sports. Nowadays athletes are viewed often through the media, therefore they are recognizable. In the Olympics security measures must be taken to protect the athletes. There are many different nationalities involved therefore security has to be taken in order to ensure that there aren’t conflicting views that could possibly be damaging towards another team. But quite often it cannot be prevented. On the morning of September 5, 1972, the members of the Israeli delegation awoke in their quarters in the Olympic village to the desperate cries of wrestling referee Joseph Gottfreund....   [tags: essays research papers] 1134 words
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Patriarchal Terrorism - Patriarchal Terrorism is general need to control a relationship. It is violence exclusively initiated by men as a way of gaining and maintaining absolute control over their female partner. (Shehan, 2003) The second form of couple violence, is common couple violence, is less a product of patriarchy. (Johnson, 1995) Patriarchal terrorism does exist today. Differences do not exist in intimate violence based on social class, education level, race / ethnicity or sexual orientation. Intimate violence is violence that occurs between two people in a relationship....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Control] 986 words
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The Power of Nightmares: Reaction Essay On Terrorism - Over the course of the twentieth century, numerous governments across the globe established organizations and agencies with aims of combating international terrorism. However, these agencies did not establish vast public attention or immense government spending until the fall of 2001. The terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 marked the transformation of not only the American economy, but also a shift in public perceptions of terrorism, both at home and abroad. The attacks of September 11th also allowed for an expansion of political power for United States’ officials as citizens overlooked the lack of regard for civil liberties and adherence to policy due to persona...   [tags: Global Issues, American Culture]
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Defining International Terrorism - Defining international terrorism continues to be a problem fraught with difficulties. Though, several attempts have been made and continue to be made by various scholars, governments and international organizations such as the United Nations, a universally accepted definition is still a long way off, if ever it can be achieved. Such an impasse is due to various reasons. First, vested interests exist of nations using international terrorism as an extension of state policy but covertly. Second, terrorism is the best alternative to an openly declared war as it costs less both in terms of money and lives....   [tags: Japan, America, September 11] 1715 words
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Combatting Against Terrorism - It is in human nature to harness aggression towards one another for the cause of strong sentiments of religion and passion. Most people from differing cultures have large disregard and disagreement for another person’s cultural practices, and of course this is no different with Terrorism. Although terrorism has dated back to the 1920’s as far as United States history goes, the 21st century has brought on a new age of terrorism comparable to the Red Scare of the 1950’s. The frequency of terroristic threats and attacks in the 21st century outnumber the terroristic threats and attacks of the eighty years prior to the beginning of the 21st century, exhibiting the unfortunate fact that terrorism...   [tags: religion, passion, anthrax, al-qaeda]
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Analysis on the Article, Talking about Terrorism - The article within the Psychology Reader titled, Talking about Terrorism, took a rather interesting approach in evaluating terrorism and the world’s constant efforts in counterterrorism. What piqued my interest is the systematic approach the authors took in describing the why and how westerners view terrorism. Furthermore, the pros and cons are weighed on law-enforcement and military, in regards to how terrorism is and should be dealt with. Moreover, their analysis of the basis of terrorism, which is ones prejudice towards others; mostly due to their ignorance of someone who is different....   [tags: Social Media, Reflection]
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Terrorism and Econoterrorsm: The Earth Liberation Front - INTRODUCTION “Al Qaeda gunmen kill French EU worker in Yemen, officials say.” “Gaza's Hamas executes 2 alleged spies for Israel.” “13 killed in Afghanistan bombing; Taliban claims responsibility.” “Lebanese MPs fail to elect president on second try as Hezbollah-led alliance boycotts vote.” These headlines have appeared on news sources such as Fox News and CNN just within the last week. It is hard for the American people to forget what happened on 9/11 and for that, the American media, political climate, and population in general are all focused on terrorism abroad....   [tags: AlQaeda, klu klux klan, taliban]
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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa - The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]
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Overview and Comparison of Three Types of Terrorism - Introduction This paper will talk about three different types of terrorism. A background of each type will be provided to understand the motivations and goals. The first type that will be discussed is religious terrorism. The second type that will be discussed is suicide terrorism. The third and last type that will be discussed is nationalist terrorism. Each type of terrorism has distinct differences in their goals, motivations, strategy, use of violence, etc. However, the main focus of this paper will be on the difference between each type’s tactics and/or strategy....   [tags: Armed Groups, World Politics]
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War on Terror - “New terrorism” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382; Mythen & Walklate 2008, p.224), in a post September 11th 2001 (9/11) climate, attacks every aspect of human existence and is “typified by the actions of extreme Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda – it is said to be distinct from the forms of terrorism practised by traditional terrorist organisations such as ETA and the IRA” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382). This essay intends to address the social issue of new terrorism through the application of Ulrich Beck’s World Risk Society Thesis which premises upon the idea that we have entered a “world of uncontrollable risk and we don’t even have a language to describe what we are facing....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan - In 1947 Pakistan was created after being partitioned from the country of India. A predominantly Muslim country located in Southern Asia it has had a history rife with terrorism and religious extremism. The roots of which can be traced primarily to the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979. A direct consequence of the war would be the promotion of radical Islam and a militant culture. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent War On Terror would bring Pakistani support of and involvement in terrorist activities to international focus....   [tags: War on Terror, Pakistan, Afghanistan]
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Eco Terrorism and Violence in The United States - Eco terrorism has been said by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be "the most significant domestic terror threat facing the United States today" ("Environmental"). This assumption could not be any more true. Everyday, the lives of many innocent citizens and animals are put in danger just for a group of people to try to make a statement about what they believe is right, and what they believe is wrong. These actions are "usually committed by individuals who believe that the exploitation of natural resources and despoliation of the environment are becoming so severe that action outside of conventional legal and environmental channels is required" ("Ecoterrorism." Pollution)....   [tags: legal actions, fbi, domestic terror]
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