Impact of International Terrorism on Indonesia

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“International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics: 1. involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; 2. appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and 3. occur totally outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.” (“Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code.”). “The eradication of international terrorist factions is a goal the United Nations has been in pursuit of since its inception. From fear campaigns to suicidal bombings, terrorism is opposed by the entire civilized world, despite the few countries which harbor terrorist organizations within their borders” (“International Terrorism”). Indonesia is completely against terrorism in any form.

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In October 2002, a nightclub bombing in Bali killed 202 people. In August 2003, a car bomb exploded outside the Mariott Hotel in Jakarta. It killed 14 people. In September 2004, a car bomb exploded outside of the Austrailian Embassy in Indonesia. It killed 9 people and injured more than 180. In October 2005, there were three suicide bombings on the island of Bali. It killed 23 people. In 2009, two suicide bombing attacks on the JW Mariott and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta kills nine people and injured many others. From February to March 2010, several suspected Is...

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