Terror in America On the most horrifying day in American history, with smoke still billowing out of rubble in New York and Washington, a grim-faced President addressed the U.S. nation from the Oval Office, "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks... Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into building, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger." September 11, 2001.... By far it was the most devastating terrorist attack ever on American soil, as four planes headed to California were hijacked and used as weapons of mass destruction. Coordinated suicide strikes hit the heart of America's financial and military centers. Thousands were feared dead as the World Trade Center collapsed, taking with it two hundred of New York City's police and firemen.
Terrorism: Causes and Effects On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into different spots in the United States, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths (9/11 Commemorations and Memorials). This tragedy had triggered a continuous battle held by governments, especially the United States, against terrorist groups. Ever since, terrorism, the act or threat of violence causing serious damage for political aims (TERRORISM), commenced to attract global attention strongly. The causes as well as impacts of these actions are various and complex. The Twin Towers were crashed into by two airliners in the September 11 attack.
Surely, when different societies experience vast violence, the difference between the two can be quite mixed up (Payne, (2013) pg92). Deliberately, taking a gander at the components that make terrorism helpful to oversee unique object is significant to any coherent exertion to dispose of terrorist dangers. Terrorism happens to have numerous interrelated reasons. Some assume that destitution may be the base of terrorism. Neediness is nearly connected to financial and political confinement, sentiments of misery, violations of human rights, and the absence of majority rules system, which all gives a prolific rearing ground to terrorism.
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.
In a failed attempt to take down the towers, Al-Qaeda used a truck bomb in the basement of the complex. 6 were killed and over 1 thousand were injured. The second World Trade Center attacks came on September 11th 2001. The 911 attacks inflicted mass casualties by using commercial airliner as huge, jet- fuel laden missiles. In all, 3,030 Americans lost there lives on that day.
On September 11, Usama planned the biggest terrorist attack in the United States history. Nineteen terrorist hijacked four planes and carried out a suicide attack against targets in the United States. This attack marked the day that America started the war on terrorism. Due to the attacks the US created the Patriot Act, and many other laws to protect the United States against terrorist (History Staff,
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.
Yet another definition comes from Edward Herman, who said that terrorism should be defined by terms of state repression, such as the corrupt Latin American governments. Still another view of terrorism comes from Alex Schmidt, who said that there is no true or correct definition, because terrorism is an abstract concept with no real presence. A single definition cannot possibly account for all potential uses of the term. The final definition that is covered here is the official definition of terrorism issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They state that it is the unlawful use of force to intimidate a government to further political or social goals.
Once an issue is officially classified as an international terrorism attack from the government, the government response is critical. For example, the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 by 19 international aircraft hijackers was a catastrophic event that resulted in over 3,000 deaths. We responded by sending out military troops to invade and bomb Afghanistan Our perception of the incident automatically classified this as a terrorist attack because of who was getting attacked and the number of casualties. This was officially labeled as a terrorist attack because it met all of the three criteria provided by the FBI’s definition of terrorism. This is why having a descriptive definition of international terrorism helps the government take the correct course of action on how to respond to the situation.
So how do we define a term as broad as terrorism? Before you can destroy your enemy, you must understand your enemy. Keeping this in mind, we’ll look at the many different classifications that terrorism can be separated into, before moving into tactics and mentality. The different types of terrorism are as varied as the individual terrorist’s motives and desires. The difference between international and domestic terrorism is probably the most noticeable split.