Fisk offers a perspective rarely presented in western media, which commonly views these people as faceless “crazed cowards bent on senseless destruction” . By humanising these people he portrays suicide bombers as a cross between people seeking the glory of fighting for their beliefs in a war with that of a victim, brainwashed into this ‘cult’ into sacrificing themselves for the goal of others. The classification of suicide bombers as a cult by Fisk, emphasises the strong psychological control exerted over those trained to be suicide bombers, controlling the very moment and method they end their life. Fisk also highlights fear as a motivator for these actions. A quote taken from Saddam Hussein's own vice-president, Taha Yassin "The US administration is going to turn the whole world into people prepared to die for their nations" holding the belief that this was the only way to counter US forces and Allies in the Middle East.
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It was the samurai honor code, bushido, "The way of the warrior"2. The use of kamikaze missions, the mistreatment of POW’s, and the attitude to never surrender were all examples of how the Japanese way of living came into World War II. To many it was outlandish, to others it was unbelievable, but to the Japanese, it was a way of life. It may have been this way of life that led the Americans to drop two of the deadliest weapons ever used in combat, the atomic bombs. Japan’s culture reflected how the country waged war.
Its a terrible feeling when I see one person kill many others by detonating some kind of bomb while at the same time killing themselves. There has to be more to why this person did this terrible act rather than the favored thought that they were psychologically unstable, because these suicidal acts continuously happen. Some people think all suicide bombers have characteristics in common, but thats not always the case. These terrorists are sometimes forced or raised to believe that suicide bombing is the only way to fight for their political positions, religious beliefs, or their personal motives. The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was an eye opener to the world.
The U.S. also fought countries threatening the spread communism. One of these countries was Japan. We began a harsh and brutal war against Japan and against communism. This war was killing many soldiers and Japan was not backing down. President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb when things were getting worse.
The idea of killing oneself for a cause is unimaginable for most people; however, for some individuals, it is a heroic act. Young men, women, and even children have taken their own lives enacting this fatalistic practice. Suicide bombers truly define the meaning of the word terror. This phenomenon is far from new to the world, in World War 2; Japanese pilots called kamikazes voluntarily committed suicide by slamming their planes into American war ships in a last-minute effort to avoid losing the war. Similarly, suicide attackers strap their bodies with explosives and explode their selves in crowds, hotels, marketplaces, and embassies throughout the world.
Anthony Pratkanis of Demonizing the Enemy a Hallmark of War, argues, “For most human beings, it takes an awful lot to allow them to kill another human being. The only way to do it is to justify the killing, to make the enemy look as evil as possible." Despite America bombing Hiroshima, Americans view their country as freedom fighters because Japan is seen as ‘the bad guy’ for attacking Pearl Harbor. If Japan’s actions make them a terrorist, then America is considered a terrorist as
The Japanese eventually got mad at the United States and decided to prepare an attack on the U.S. The Japanese started to prepare for the attack on November 26, 1941; they got ready to go make a 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific... ... middle of paper ... ...ricans was devastating experience, we did attack their country, but we didn’t kill as many people as they did. We killed 2,402 of their people, but they killed 70,000 people in Hiroshima, and 70,000 in Nagasaki, that’s 140,000 people. The Americans have no heart; our attack was just a mild attack to protest against the United States because they prevented Japan from buying oil, they did have a reason to attack, but they killed too many people. I saw when the bomb in Nagasaki was being dropped, it was terrible, the bombs was huge you could see it from 10 miles.
Indeed, I believe that even in the form it was delivered, there was some disposition on the part of the Japanese to give it favorable consideration. When the war was over I arrived at this conclusion after talking with a number of J... ... middle of paper ... ... to hearts of other enemies that desired to attack the United States. Finally, the prosecution against Uncle Sam was valid, the US is guilty for pursuing a heinous crime of murdering innocent Japanese civilians by making the decisions of bombing their homes and destructing their land. War is like a fist fight; both countries should fight out the war not using lethal and destructive nuclear weapons to wipe out a country. In today’s society nuclear destruction is not recommended another tactic to force an enemy to surrender is breaking off their allies and take back their land and try to control the state of the territory and force the their government to surrender and back off.