Given this dichotomy the global community must respond rationally and with a coherent and consistent policy. Body: On August 14, 2007, multiple car bombings in Al-Adnaniyah and Al-Qataniyah in Iraq killed upwards of eight-hundred people (Cave). The operation consisted of four suicide bomb attacks. Behind the attacks of September 11, 2001, this was the second worst act of terrorism in history. It was also the most deadly throughout all of the Iraq War.
From there, a investigation was held and agents found traces of chemicals on McVeigh’s clothing similar to the ones from the bomb. They learned that McVeigh’s plan was due to the anger over the events at Waco Siege two years earlier. The bombing investigation was one of the most exhaustive in FBI history; “the Bureau had conducted more than 28,000 interviews, followed some 43,000 investigative leads, amassed three-and-a-half tons of evidence, and reviewed nearly a billion pieces of information.” (FBI.com) Oklahoma City bombing was “considered the worst and the largest terrorist act eve... ... middle of paper ... ...Cited "From Decorated Veteran to Mass Murderer Oklahoma City Bomber." CNN. Cable News News Network, 2001.
This is a dialogue between Andrew who opposes terrorism ideation and Fayed who supports terrorism ideation. This paper argues that the subjective stereotyping performed by various governments makes it appear as if terrorist factions are always on the wrong while these governments go on killing mercilessly in the name of democracy and maintaining national integrity. The Terrorists Tacit Message Argument Fayed, it is clear that prior to September 11, 2001, terrorism was just but a flawed ideation that could only operate in limited capacities. They had little funding and their capabilities were limited to the funds they could get. This made it hard for these factions to cause global mayhem, especially in countries like the United States (Saleem and Thomas 15).
There may not be a true definition of what terrorism really is however it is apparent that terrorism is an act over political or militant issues. Terrorism is made to place fear in people, it is made to create fear in a person or a group of people to make a change in the environment. Psychological warfare is a term that terrorism can be related to in the sense that it is purposely placed into the mind of people creating fear and psychologically causing chaos. Some may confuse terrorism with guerilla warfare but the true definition of guerilla warfare is the use of selective violence against military targets by insurgency forces. Surely, when different societies experience vast violence, the difference between the two can be quite mixed up (Payne, (2013) pg92).
We probably have committed many acts and will commit acts of terror; it will always somehow be justified between the governments. The reason for this would be the lack of fully universally identifying what defines terror; it’s even bad when the United Nation can’t fully define terrorism. 80% of countries worldwide have a broad definition of terrorism and the ones that do have a solid definition of terrorism like U.K could be identified as almost borderline invading human rights. MY DEFINITION OF TERRORISM WOULD BE ANY ACT OF VIOLENCE BY A GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL VIOLATING DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT LAWS, TO IMPOSE ITS WILL ON ANY PERSON, COMMUNITY OR ANY DOMESTIC OR INTERNANTIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR POLITICAL, PERSONAL OR RELIGIONS
The True Meaning of Terrorism Think of the word terrorism. What is the first thing that comes to mind? One might think of kidnapping, assassination, bombing, or even genocide and guerrilla warfare. Because it is such a broad and complex issue, an all-encompassing definition is hard to formulate. The United States Department of Defence defines terrorism as… The calculated use of violence or the threat of 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.
While 1,280 people in 2012 were kidnapped and held hostage, security decided to take control of terrorist attacks and casualties worldwide. This is an extremely high number; knowing that all of these people were kidnapped is a recipe for a suicide bombing. Predators usually start small with kidnapping then work their way up to a more deadly form of terrorism, suicide bombing. “On average, there were 564.25 attacks, 924.23 deaths, and 1,804.33 injuries per month in 2012. There were 1.64 fatalities and 3.20 injuries per attack, including predator causalities” (National).
Al Shabaab has consistently used violence against innocents to further their goal of an Islamist state of Somalia. As an example of Al – Shabaab successfully using terror to reach their goals we can look to the Westgate Mall attacks in Nairobi in late September 2013. According to the Guardian, in the attack on Westgate mall, “61 civilians died…and…six security officers” (Howden, 2013). During the attack, Al Shabaab took credit on Twitter, and in the words of the Associated Press said “that Somalis have ... ... middle of paper ... ...-Shabab-video Retrieved from http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/10/28/terrorizing_aid_to_somalia?wp_login_redirect=0 Retrieved from http://www.odihpn.org/humanitarian-exchange-magazine/issue-40/international-policies-and-politics-in-the-humanitarian-crisis-in-somalia Ross, W. (2013, October 04). In prison with al-shabab: What drives somali militants?.
The threats of terrorism are still very much alive; an example of this was the terror attacks in London on the 7th of July 2005 where the suicide attacks left more than 700 people injured according to The Guardian (2005) which brought concern for the people and the economy. It leaves a fear in people’s minds and the way the marketers can adapt to this is by promoting UK based hotels and holidays companies, with the increased threat of terrorism and political instability people will be more concern about their safety and decide not to travel abroad. The economy affects the marketers in many ways and the economy’s perf... ... middle of paper ... ...on. The Stationery Office. Page 88.