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Terrorists Should Be Treated as Prisoners of War

- Terrorism has been affecting the world for many years, but most especially since September 11th. Countless amounts of time and money have been spent; many soldiers and American resources have gone out try to stop the problem, but what happens to the terrorists after they have been captured. A basic level of humane treatment needs to be given to all people even those suspected of or convicted of terroristic offences. Using torture to attempt to find more information is not the most helpful or effective method that could be applied....   [tags: Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants]

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The Growing Problem of Terrorism and Terrorists

- Individuals often establish belief systems in regard to attitudes, behaviors, religions, and other areas based on beliefs and practices that they accepted during the early stages of maturation when many of their interactions were influenced by their families, who both supported and practiced the same traditions. In America the customary stance toward these varied opinions is to view them with tolerance, regardless of how strange or wrong the belief or action might seem. While individually people may disagree with the beliefs of other people, under ordinary circumstances, most Americans would either offer friendly advice or completely ignore situations that would not lead to dangerous or dea...   [tags: Terrorists Essays 2015]

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Terrorist Organization: The Unpopular Terrorists

- Structure The PFLP was originally created as a “cell” of the PLO, but they also have their own cell structure. A cell structure keeps individuals in small pockets so that most people do not have enough resources to leak helpful information to anyone that is not friendly with the group. By keeping people isolated and from knowing who other members of the group are, terrorist organizations are able to continue their measures with relative security. Furthermore, terrorists are supposed to be able to act independently, and this structure only reinforces the necessity of this trait....   [tags: raising funds, power, ranking members]

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Why Do The Terrorists Hate Us?

- "We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Walt Kelly     Some politicians view ISIS as a snake and “If you cut of the head of the snake the rest will wither.” I view ISIS as more of a hydra than a snake, in that cutting one head off will only cause another to grow in its place. And while destroying ISIS would be welcomed by the American people it would hardly be the end of our problems. That action would just inspire more religious fanatics. They also love martyrs; it would only had fuel to the fire....   [tags: Terrorists, Terrorism]

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The National Security Agency and Terrorists

- Over the past few years, advances in technology have allowed for a more technology- integrated society. Nowadays, many household objects have microchips in them, providing a more immersive, unique, and personal experience for the user, according to the article. However, what happens when the government has unrestricted use of said technology. Recently, there has been much debate over whether the government can use this technology to track us 24/7 and keep eye and hand prints of the general public....   [tags: technology, cost., surveillance]

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The Impact of the 9/11 Terrorists Attacks

- On September 11, 2001, at 8:36 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, terrorists flew American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Then at 9:03 A.M. Eastern standard time terrorists flew United Airlines flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The main men who helped to organize the attacks were Osama bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Abu Turab al-Urduni, and Mohammad Atef, which all are associated with the al-Qaeda (Wikipedia, September 11 Attacks)....   [tags: How 9/11 Changed America]

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Effective Use of Technology by Terrorists

- The magnitude of terrorist activity in today's world is in large part due to the technological tools available to everyone. Even though you may not believe so, by doing these acts of terrorism, it can cause the market to change or even have a more clear effect on your life like the death of a loved one, or one of your loved ones being injured. With all of that being said, there is one important thing that helps them accomplish these goals. That one important thing is technology. Technology all around the world is used for good and helps us accomplish tasks we could not do without technology....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism : Terrorists Target Transportation

- ... He said the 9/11 casualties would have overwhelmingly dominated the analysis had they been included, raising the danger that the understandable preoccupation with the 9/11 calamity would “obscure less extreme patterns related to acts of terror.” Identifying such patterns was the main point of the article, the author notes.” After the attack of 9/11 , civilians became more weary of their surroundings. Terrorists also rely greatly on trains to create terror upon civilians. Terrorist have taken advantage of trains to proceed with their attack attempts....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Attack, Attack!]

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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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Allah: God of Terrorists

- Allah: God of the Terrorists Al Qaeda. For some, this name represents years of misery, torture, and terrorism. Yet for others, this name is a shining beacon of light. It represents a people’s god and the sacred duty that they have to perform. When we think of Allah, we think of the World Trade Center and crazy lunatics who hate the so called “West” and its technological advancements. But we forget about the religion that evolved around the same time as Christianity; we forget about the mosques that have won global acclaim as the most beautiful and sophisticated structures; we forget about the proud race that spread science and mathematics throughout the world....   [tags: Religion]

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American Jihad: Homegrown Terrorists

- Living in America, we are given the freedom to practice the faith of our choice, but at the same time it does not give us the right to violate our laws or to organize, finance or develop a group whose motives are to attack and destroy the country they claim to be a citizen of, while practicing that faith or religion. We are now in the midst of a movement where homegrown American jihad will be the destruction of the United States. In the United States, we have Americans that are waiting and wanting to destroy anything that has to do with our country and our western way of life, all in the name of “jihad” or holy war....   [tags: American Jihadist Terrorism]

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Of Ants and Terrorists

- Of Ants and Terrorists After several hours and extensive questioning of family and friends, I decided to write this analogy assignment on the vast similarities of ants and terrorists. I had several topics to choose from; however, I wanted to write about something that relates to our present times. There are dozens if not hundreds of similarities between these two. For example they both live in organized societies, they range in sizes from a very few to several thousands. You could also find both of these groups all over the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not Every Arab Man is a Terrorist

- Ignorance about people on the other side of the world is infectious among humanity. Rather than educating themselves about the characteristics and cultures of the world, society relies on stereotypes. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a stereotype as an unfair “belief that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.” The entertainment industry significantly influences the minds of Americans to accept these misconceptions about other nationalities. These nasty generalizations are particularly dangerous and hurtful to Arabs....   [tags: generalizations, stereotypes, terrorists]

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Negotiating with Terrorists Encourages More Terrorism

- ... Which terrorists are likely to negotiate. And when and how should that process begin. Another point of concern is that many terrorism studies today are focused on the short-term and are problem focused. But this neglects the long-term issues and prevents studies which will question important assumptions and ideologies.[3] From a societal standpoint, there could be benefits to negotiating and it would be premature to take that option off the table. You can’t say that negotiations will work in every case, but likewise you can’t say that they will never work either....   [tags: politicians, resolution, violence]

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Terrorists versus Muslims

- Terrorist events such as 9/11 are widely known as an attack by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. This event, one of the most remembered moments in the U.S., may have been the start of the pressure towards defining Islam as a violent religion. Islam was developed in the Middle East and spread around the world to form a following of over 1.5 billion people, which is over 1/7th of the total population of the world. Islam is the 2nd largest religion in the world, to say that the majority of Muslims are terrorists or criminals because of their religion would mean that a large fraction of the world are criminals....   [tags: preconceptions due to islamic extremists]

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Terrorists Use of Cryptography and Data Encryption

- A tactic that underpins terrorist group's success is to blend in with the local populace. Terrorists wear no distinguishable uniforms. Use false identities. Hide from view inside protected sanctuaries such as mosques. As stated by a leading researcher and scholar on internet use by terrorists, “With over 1.4 billion persons on the internet… it is not surprising to find terrorists among that population” (Denning 2010, 1). Terrorist groups use the internet and other modern technologies for various reasons....   [tags: encrypted communications]

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The Torture of Terrorists Violates the Bill of Rights

- The Founding Fathers demanded that the Bill of Rights be added to the Constitution, immediately after the federal government was created. They did this because they were aware that a federal government could end up arresting, imprisoning, torturing, and killing people for trumped up reasons (ABC News). They did this to maintain freedom and ensure that all individuals were treated equally by preventing a future, tyrannical regime. What they feared would happen, is happening today and the principles of a free society are being compromised....   [tags: Human Torture Essays]

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Today's Monsters Are Terrorists, Murderers, and Thieves

- Today’s society is not limited to just one type of "monster". There is many different types of monsters, such as terrorists, murders, and thieves and they vary in shapes, sizes, ethnicities and so much more. You can honestly never know what to ever expect from some one. The main reason these monsters exist is the greed that all people posses. No generation is the same when it comes to the monsters they create, the monsters in the generation today may not be the same that past generations have created but, a generation never fails to showcase their monsters because, no matter what, there will always be monsters out there, whether it’s the common thief, a murder, or the next genocidal dictator...   [tags: greed, kill, attacks]

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Difference Between Freedom Fighters And Terrorists

- ... In a book named The Eve of the Revolution they got their name during a debate in Parliament over the Stamp Act where an Irishman named Isaac Barre, a Member of Parliament stood up and defended the colonists. (Becker). Barre shared many of the same views as the Americans and was a main advocate for their cause, he would describe called the colonist as these “Sons of Liberty”. The debate echoed throughout the colonies and it stuck with the group ever since. The Sons of Liberty used different methods of fear, force, intimidation and violence against supporters and officials who were pro-Stamp Act....   [tags: Boston Tea Party, American Revolution]

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Motivations Of Terrorists

- Discussing terrorism and motivations leading to terrorism brings up thoughts of random acts of violence. These acts are mostly considered to be methods of insane men. Most of these modern terrorists follow their own political agenda with each group trying to achieve a particular goal. There are three types of terrorists in today’s society: the single individual, a certain group, and government funded organization. These terrorists all resemble criminals with one major difference; they are dedicated to a higher cause and are not taking extreme measures for personal gain (Deleon)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Unpopular Terrorists

- Introduction Terrorism, in one way or another, has existed for as long as modern history has been recorded. However, despite its long existence this is a term that is very difficult to define. Its very essence is troubling and what can be defined as terrorism is constantly changing. For instance, a 1984 U.S Army Training Manual defined terrorism as “the calculated use of violence, or the threat of violence, to produce goals that are political or ideological in nature” while a more recent definition from the U.S....   [tags: terrorism, violence, world war I]

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Terrorists: How different are they?

- Terrorists: How different are they. Ever since September 11th, terrorism has been on virtually all of our minds. And now, some eighteen months later, as the nation perches on the brink of war with Iraq, our fears remain. The frustration that most people experience in the aftermath of extreme violence is largely the result of the question why. Why would anyone want to commit so heinous a crime. How could they live with themselves. Terrorism is a widely researched topic, but it seems to be particularly salient now, as it hits closer to home....   [tags: Terrorism Violence Security Essays]

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The Government Should Detain Suspected Terrorists Without Trial

- ... Detaining suspected terrorists will help to protect the lives of our citizens and create a more secure lifestyle for the US. Detaining suspected terrorists can prevent nuclear proliferation. Nuclear ingredients are widely available to terrorists. There are 1,600,000 kg of HEU available in the global stockpile.(Allison) The global stockpile of Pu- 500,000 kg.(Allison) From this, terrorists can easily buy, steal, and construct crude nuclear bombs. Terrorists have already tried to obtain ingredients and very well can....   [tags: consequences, feelings after 9-11]

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The Death Penalty and the Extradition of Terrorists

- The Death Penalty and the Extradition of Terrorists Should terrorists be extradited to face capital punishment in the country a crime was perpetrated in. This question has been frequently repeated, especially after the events of September eleventh. Everyone seems to have a different opinion as to whether or not the death penalty is a viable punishment. There are also exhaustive discussions regarding who should judge the proceedings. I believe that if an offender commits a crime in a foreign land, and is apprehended, then they should be charged in and be subject to the laws of that country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Use of Tactics by Terrorists

- The Use of Tactics by Terrorists Terrorists use terror tactics because they ultimately have to as using non violent techniques often doesn't work in bringing about their aims. This is because in most cases, it is the only way they can be heard and gain publicity for their cause or in some cases or more extreme causes such as using terror to destabilize a country and cause chaos in hope to undermine people's confidence in their government. There are 9 reasons for terrorists using terror tactics....   [tags: Papers]

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Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists?

- Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists. Terrorism is politically motivated violence intended to intimidate and terrify. When U.S. embassies were bombed in Kenya and Tanzania, Washington decided to retaliate. On Aug. 20, 1998, the U.S. launched military strikes at what they believed were terrorist-related bases in Afghanistan and Sudan. They believed these groups played a key role in the embassy bombings. Some believe that retaliation and a show of force are acts of self-defence that will eventually result in the destruction of terrorism....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism - Let's Terrorize the Terrorists

- Let's Terrorize the Terrorists The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon-anything of this magnitude forces all thinking people to reflect of the state of the world. Questions like, "how could anyone do this", gradually transform into, "how can we prevent similar events in the future." Security measures will be revised, perhaps immigration laws will be tightened and certainly aircraft procedures will be overhauled. But none of these things address the true cause of the attack....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Terrorists

- WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The federal government has asked the National Academy of Sciences not to publish a research paper that feds describe as a "road map for terrorists" on how to contaminate the nation's milk supply. The research paper on biological terrorism, by Stanford University professor Lawrence M. Wein and graduate student Yifan Liu, provides details on how terrorists might attack the milk supply and offers suggestions on how to safeguard it. The paper appeared briefly May 30 on a password-protected area of the National Academy of Science's Web site....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Are We Now Becoming the Terrorists?

- Are We Now Becoming the Terrorists. Terrorism is a weapon of the weak. Shut out of the great conversations that shape our histories and unable to control the grand forces that shape our destinies, terrorists strike out in angry desperation to force those they have identified as their oppressors to pay attention to the plight of the alienated and to hear the terrorists' demands. The events of September 11 were just such a gesture. The horror we felt watching a jet flown deliberately into a tall building and watching people leap to their deaths to escape the flames and collapse of the ruined skyscrapers filled us with a strange awe and a feeling of helplessness....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Terror Tactics of Terrorists

- The Terror Tactics of Terrorists The reasons terrorists use terror tactics are varied and debatable. By explaining tactics many people believe that terrorism becomes justified. This is not true. Through understanding the motives of terrorists we can begin to fully realise the causes behind the actions. There are many causes behind terrorist actions. One of which is publicity....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Terrorists Attack the U.S.

- Why Terrorists Attack the U.S. Terrorism is the use of physical violence whether it be a threat or an actual act of aggression. They create a common surrounding of fear in a selected target of the population. This is done so that they may provoke some kind of political and/or social change. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001, there has been a lot of controversy on why terrorist attacks are so frequent in the United States. By doing some research I have found that there are several possible answers to this question....   [tags: Papers]

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The Death Penalty for All Terrorists

- Much intelligent discussion of the current security crisis that the United States, and not just the United States, faces has centered on to what extent we and other civilized countries now find ourselves at war -- and if indeed we are at war what constraints precepts of natural justice and sound international jurisprudence impose on the retributive military actions that our government, perhaps aided by its allies, is currently contemplating. This much seems clear and uncontroversial: our immediate enemy (I prescind here from considering those states who, directly or indirectly, sponsor terrorism) is not a sovereign political state, existing within defined territorial boundaries and composed...   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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Creating Terrorists Using Social Psychological Conditioning

- Creating Terrorists Using Social Psychological Conditioning Terrorism has been significantly on the rise over the past several years, making it one of the major concerns for governments and security organizations. The identity of terrorists and the activities perpetrated by them have been associated with certain races, religious affiliations and other geographical parameters, with little concern to understand the development of these characteristics among humanity. Most individuals have classified terrorists as being members of specific races and hence developed fallacious theories that associate terrorism with genetic makeup and other mental problems....   [tags: Global Issues, Step by Step Analysis]

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The National Blanket And The Protection Of Citizens From Terrorists

- Abstract The Department of Justice is the national blanket and the protection of citizens from terrorists. The enforcement and the administration of the federal laws were created by Congress that the federal government are supposed to secure the problems towards the international affairs. The United States Department of Justice is considered the federal branch of the government, which is responsible for law enforcement agencies to help regulate and prevent criminal activities....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States]

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The Terror Of Al Qaeda Terrorists On September 11

- Some say that the attacks brought on by the 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, was the worst thing to happen in the United States’ history. Others say it was a tragedy waiting to happen, but whatever it may be, it was a very tragic event in United States history. The story tells that a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners and carried out terror attacks against large city targets in the U.S. Many large Airline planes flew into the North and the South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, World Trade Center]

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The Terrorists Attack on the World Trade Centre in New York

- The terrorists attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 9, 2001 which changes the western concept about Islam and Muslims. Moreover, Islamic concept “Jihad” is criticized and it is questioned among Non-Muslims. 9/11 attack not only effects non-Muslims but also the Muslims who have no connections with the terrorist groups. As well as they do not support these terrorism. These Muslims face the hatred of the non-western people. They feel guilty about the Sin, they neither commit nor support....   [tags: Muslims, Jihad, peace, violence, religion]

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Terrorists Attack: a Media Analysis

- Terrorists Attack!. February 26, 1993, the day that terrorists made the biggest attack on American soil to that point. It was early afternoon on a Friday, 12:18 pm to be exact, a car bomb ripped through the guts of the now infamous North World Trade Center twin tower. It happened very quickly, and without warning, normal people were simply going about their daily business, when all of a sudden, the building shook, the power went out, and smoke began to fill all 110 floors of the towers. Many wondered what had happened, had a plane struck the building, was it an earthquake....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Terrorists Should be Tried in Military Tribunals

- Terrorist recruitment in the United States (U.S.) has become an epidemic. The terrorist leaders have discovered a ready supply of idealistic young Muslim men with no sense of identity and given them a purpose, just like the leaders of revolutions have done throughout history. This has brought to the forefront the question of what we should do with this new crop of American terrorists. This also makes one ask what the definition of a terrorist is. In the article, “The Definition of Terrorism”, Rudy (2002) describes terrorism as: Since 1983, the U.S....   [tags: American Jihadist Terrorism]

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The I.R.A: Activists or Terrorists?

- I do not support the I.R.A, as I do not support Marxist or terrorists. The political wing of the I.R.A (Sinn Fein) is communists hiding under a nationalist stance. Gerry Adams is the man who heads the Sinn Fein; the man who replaced Martin McGuinness as the leader of the Sinn Fein. The actual I.R.A has splintered due to the communist tyranny the Sinn Fein has invoked on them. There’s the real I.R.A who are nationalists and wanted the British out. The will not talk to the British, as they feel they are foreign invaders....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Patriot Act: Hunting Terrorists or Civil Liberties

- Introduction The Patriot Act of 2001 has in many ways changed the way that acts of terrorism and other crimes related to terrorism are handled within the Federal system. The Patriot Act in many ways unites under one law code a few different important clauses relating to tools available to federal law enforcement and also to the new more pressed penalties for terrorist acts. The entire act within itself provides law enforcement a new set of measures and procedures to combating terrorist on the financial field as well as the domestic home front....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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How Fox News, Terrorists, and Truthiness Ruined The X-Files for Me by Inkoo Kang

- ... is justified to torturing the suspect. The creators of the show however are significantly clever because they depict the scene so that no American is physically involved in the torturing process. The show does this because the U.S. would “never” partake in torturing one of its own or supposedly any human. The show convinces it’s viewers that torture is necessary to protect the lives’ of American citizens when time is of the essence. The scene between the U.S. President and Middle Eastern Prime Minister emphasizes the criticality of time through windows or split screens....   [tags: article analysis, counter terrorist unit]

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The Is Not Just Someone That Fights Against Terrorists Or Criminals?

- A sheepdog is not just someone that fights against terrorists or criminals—they are somebody who fights for what they believe in. As a youth pastor, Shane believed that there is hope for everyone; no matter how much of a hold the Devil has on them. This stout Italian has cooked many meals for teenagers he doesn’t even know, and watched them grow into God-loving, driven adults. Some of these were drug addicts, gothics, and other ill-fitting characters. When his marriage was on the verge of destruction, Shane seemed to harness the same skills that allowed him to change teenagers’ lives, but used it on his wife, Wendy....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Devil, Bipolar disorder]

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Terrorists and Personal Weapons

- Terrorists and Personal Weapons Personal weapons fired at short ranges are the primary weapons of terrorists as well as the police officer or soldier fighting against them. One of the most important facets of personal weapons is that they have changed little since the 1940s. They have not been affected by the technological revolutions of nuclear, electronic and aerodynamic guidance and control systems. The weapons may be smaller and lighter with more advanced sights, but the ranges and rates of fire have changed little....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Terrorist Attack on American Soil

- September 11, 2001 was by far the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Many viewers witnessed the catastrophic events live on national television. As the smoke and dust settled in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, Americans were left to ponder what the attacks meant for the nation. Following the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush addressed Congress and the nation on October 7, 2001, announcing, "On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan" (The White House, 2001)....   [tags: September 11, Al Qaeda Terrorists]

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The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole

- The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole Most extradition treaties between states call for an exemption for crimes that are political in nature. The political offense exemption was originally created to allow states to protect those that another state may wish to prosecute for crimes that are politically committed against that government. R. Stuart Phillips, a Judge Advocate in the United States Army, distinguishes between “pure” political offenses and “relative” political offenses. “Pure” political offenses are directed specifically against the state and do not directly affect civilians....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism Terror Essays]

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America’s Homegrown Terrorists

- America’s Homegrown Terrorists Every time you turn on the television, read a newspaper or listen to the radio you are bound to hear something related to terrorism or war. In today’s world, conflict or disagreement between people or nations is inevitable and it just so happens all of the peaceful naïve Americans are stuck in the middle of it. You see it’s fine and dandy to be concerned with gang members armed with automatic weapons, terrorists from other nations and the occasional lunatic down the street who decides to randomly kill people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Detaining Terrorists Suspects

- Detaining Terrorists Suspects Democracy and judicial review: * The main opposition to judicial review is that it is anti democratic- therefore it does not adhere to the true meaning or practice of democracy. * This is the case because- it places enormous political powers into the hands of a small group of unelected judges from a small section of society-white, middle class, middle aged males. Some would suggest that this places a limit on the scope of decision making....   [tags: Papers]

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US Defense Against Terrorists: Drones

- ... The MQ-1 Predator was replaced by the MQ-9 Reaper in 2011. The Reaper has a 900 horsepower turboprop engine and has a maximum flight speed of around 276 miles per hour. It is 66 feet wide at the wingspan, 36 feet long, and almost 13 feet high (War). Each drone has a maximum capacity of 3,850 pounds, and can be fully loaded with a multitude of weapons, up to 14 missiles as well as two laser guided bombs. The maximum flying range of the drone is approximately 3,682 miles, and its maximum altitude is 50,000 feet (Kasper)....   [tags: war, attack or surveillance ]

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The Ever Increasing International Terrorism Threat

- The deaths of approximately 3,000 people in the suicidal collision of hijacked commercial airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 was the most destructive terrorist attack recorded in the world history which resulted in untold misery and suffering. This very atrocious act was committed at a time when experts had been defining a new form of international terrorism which states that not even a superpower like America is immune from these attacks as the main objective behind this the mass destruction....   [tags: Terrorist Attack, terrorists]

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Terrorism - The US Military Cannot Defeat the Terrorists

- The US Military Cannot Defeat the Terrorists One Source One of the consequences of the horrendous terrorist attacks of September 11 is that the United States is marching off to war in numerous countries around the globe. Given the terrible damage and large numbers of casualties, it is hardly surprising that most Americans want to destroy the terrorist organization(s) that launched the attacks and the government(s) that aided and abetted the terrorists. Unfortunately, there has been remarkably little public discussion as to why people from the Middle East chose to become suicide bombers intent on piloting air liners into enormous office buildings filled with people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War?

- Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War. One of the most studied aspects of history is war, and the causes of war. There are five theories of war causation; these are economic, psychological, sociological and political. Another aspect of war is morality; pacifists, realists and just war theorists all view war in a different light based on their basic beliefs of the morality of the act. There is a strong correlation between war causation and terrorist act foundations. Of the theories of war, it is the psychological theories that are most relevant....   [tags: War Terror Terrorism Essays]

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Missile Defense System is Useless Against Terrorists

- A Missile Defense System is Useless Against Terrorists Donald Rumsfeld, was confirmed as Secretary of Defense with barely a whimper from the media. Rumsfeld's career in public service has been a lengthy one including serving as a former ambassador to NATO, a Congressman, and Secretary of Defense under the Ford administration from 1975 to 1977. But Rumsfeld's claim to fame is that he headed a 1998 Congressional panel that identified a growing threat of ballistic missile attack from rogue nations such as North Korea, Iraq, and Iran....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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International Relations Theory and the Terrorists Attacks of September 11

- An event as epochal as September 11 is bound to provoke theorists of international relations. Over the past decade or so, there has been a race in academia to claim the prize for the best theory to explain the events before and after September 11. The consensus is that the dominant discourse of realism has won, because it conceives of conflict and destruction as natural in an anarchical world (from Thomas Hobbes' "anarchical state of nature"). It also justifies America's threatening military actions after the terror strikes as a natural form of behavior of strong states, which always bully the weak into compliance to serve the former's selfish interests....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Hezbollah the Terrorist Organization

- Hezbollah: Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that originated in Lebanon in 1982. In just more than twenty years Hezbollah has proved itself to be an effective terrorist organization. Hezbollah is much more than just a terrorist organization. In Lebanon it has become a major political party and social force to be reckoned with, as well as a major supporter of other terrorist groups. Hezbollah is a powerful organization and this power has led to its dominance in the world of terror. Hezbollah was formed in 1982 by radical Lebanese Shiites who wanted to create an Islamic state in Lebanon and to free their land of Israeli domination (Byers, 2003)....   [tags: Politics Terrorism Terrorists ]

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Common Sense, by Thomas Paine and Letter to Any Would-Be Terrorists, by Naomi Shihab Nye

- Reaching for justice throughout human history has been one of the primordial dreams chased by most humans while at the same time, hunted as a mere fugitive by others in order to satisfy their appalling thirst for injustice. “Injustice anywhere is at threat to justice everywhere” as stated by Martin lather King, if one doesn’t fight for justice he/she might end up having to face the sad reality of injustice taking over everywhere. In order to not let such a thing take place we need to fight against injustice as one....   [tags: Protest Literature, Injustice]

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Use of Role Theory to Understand the Change in US Foreign Policy After the Terrorists Attacks

- Terrorism has been a longstanding feature of International Relations (IR) but only in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States has the issue come to the forefront. In an attempt to understand how terrorism affects state foreign policy behaviour (FPB), this essay will use role theory to posit that US Foreign Policy (USFP) was shaped by the aforementioned attacks, providing a platform from which to launch the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and giving terrorists the over(reaction) they so desired....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Military Drones Used for Terrorism Prevention

- Throughout the world, every day, there are many terrorist activities occurring. Many of which occur in areas where there are communities of people living around there. Yet, how is the military supposed to stop these terrorists. Nowadays the military has begun using drones to stop these savages from causing any more damage. Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles which are used for both surveillance and targeting specified suspects. They can either be piloted by someone on the ground or they can be programmed to follow a certain flight track....   [tags: terrorists, terrorism, drones, military]

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The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror

- The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror Introduction September 11, 2001 changed the United States forever. This disastrous attack on the Pentagon and the twin towers at the World Trade Center destroyed the lives of thousands of people. Over 3,000 people were killed, including hundreds or firefighters and policemen, many of which were never found. The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Arab nations. The war on terror declared by the Bush Administration, had become one of the most important issues in the United States during that time and still is today....   [tags: islamic terrorists, attack, pentagon]

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Cyber Security as an International Security Threat

- Cyber Security as an International Security Threat National and International Security is a sum of the actions taken by countries and other organizations that can guarantee the safety and well being of their population. It is vital for a nation to pre-emptively discover what issues could affect their security, and take action to prevent any detrimental or harmful events from happening. With the development of technology and the transition into a more technologically savvy society, cyber security has become one of the most prevalent and important economic and national security issues that the United States will come to face....   [tags: cyber terrorists, cyberspace]

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Interrogational Torture: Effective or Purely Sadistic?

- Terrorists successfully piloted two airplanes into the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001 and one into the Pentagon, which resulted in the death of more than 2,700 people. These attacks were on a scale never before seen and as a result of this, national security measures needed to change. This was the dawn of the U.S “war on terror” implemented by former President George W. Bush in order to protect the nation from future terrorist attacks. The “war on terror” is unlike any other war the U.S has ever fought in the past....   [tags: terrorists, prisoners, information]

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The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001: Need for National Security vs. Protection of Civil Liberties

- In a post-September 11th America, it is not uncommon for the mentioning of the word “terrorist” to spark any number of emotions in its citizens. In response to activities such as the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, as well as the 2001 anthrax scares, Congress proposed the USA PATRIOT Act. Supporters of the Act cite the importance and immeasurable need for greater protection in terms of national security, which is the government’s responsibility first and foremost to protect its citizens from enemies foreign and domestic....   [tags: supporters, terrorists, surveillance]

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America Needs Racial Profiling For Terrorists

-   With bigots harassing and violently attacking loyal Arab-Americans, it is a bit taboo in some circles to advocate racial or ethnic profiling of any kind, in any place, ever. "I'm against using race as a profiling component," even in screening would-be airline passengers, Attorney General John Ashcroft declared in a television interview. At the same time, the Bush Administration has rushed to adopt rules authorizing indefinite detention of legal immigrants, and is pressing Congress to pass immediately-with minimal scrutiny-far-reaching new powers that would (among other things) enable law enforcement officials, without presenting evidence, to lock up indefinitely foreigners suspected of t...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The True Image of Islam: Religion Isn't Violent, People Are

- September 11, 2001 was and still is a national day of mourning for every race and religion that endeavored the attacking of the Twin Towers by the Radical Muslim group, Al Qaeda “Reaction to 911”(1). Modern Muslims were appalled by the reprehensible actions of Al Qaeda. But the majority of Muslims that were not affiliated with Al Qaeda or any radical Muslim groups were verbally and mentally attacked by non-Muslims after the tragedy of 911 “Reaction to 911” (1). The image that certain non-Muslims instilled in themselves and others are incorrect given that the media only reveals the acts of radical Muslims rather than showing the peaceful Muslims of today (Shafaat, 1)....   [tags: not all muslims are terrorists]

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How Security has Changed Since 9/11

- How security has changed since 9/11 On September 11th, 2001, four planes were hijacked, two planes hit the twin towers, one hit the pentagon, and one crash-landed in a field in Pennsylvania. Since then the government has been doing everything it can to help with security at airports, in airplanes, and in everyday life. Even though the government has been trying to increase security, terrorists have still been successful. Since 9/11, the government has taken many steps to increase security and decrease terrorism....   [tags: airports, terrorists, air travel]

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Similarities and Differences Between the RMS Lusitania and September 11

- ... Alcoholism, drug addiction, violence, suicide - all this and more stalked my siblings into their graves. (Diary of a Lusitania “Survivor”, 2005). This experience turned an otherwise lovely and caring mother into an individual that saw evil and destruction in everything around her. The events of May 7 also had a lasting impact on the views and opinions of the American people who were a world away. Regardless of true guilt or blame, the Germans were guilty in the eyes of America. The President launched protests against the German government who later announced they would only sink passenger ships with prior warnings....   [tags: ship, attacks, terrorists]

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What´s the War on Terror?

- What is the “war on terrorism?” A lot of people have different views on it but my perspective is that it is a series of tragedies led by a group of individuals or a single person that hates everything America stands for. These accounts of terror can include bombing, shooting, or even just injuring innocent people. Even though America is only 238 years old, it has been through so much terror such as having ten wars, so many natural disasters, shootings, and Islamic extremists attacking America such as the nine eleven attack, the Benghazi scandal, and the Boston bombing....   [tags: islamic terrorists, bombings, shootings]

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The High Cost of Security

- Ever since September eleventh 2001, governments around the world have largely become focused upon terrorism and terrorist acts. Everyday malicious deed done by individuals across the globe are attributed to terrorism, even if there is nothing linking the two except seemingly random violence. As with many other countries Canada is devoted to the "war on terror", regulating numerous agencies which monitor foreign communications and activities with the goal to stop it before it occurs. Are all the procedures and operations done by the Canadian government justified, or even legal....   [tags: September 11, Terrorists]

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Science Takes Over to Destroy

- “There are those who say: 'the First World War was chemical; the Second World War was nuclear; and that the Third World War – God forbid – will be biological.'” (Foley) Throughout these recent years, humans have been fascinated with genetic engineering. The information of these are mostly public, for worse or for better. There is no such thing as just curiosity, some scientists think these as possibilities to save more human lives and possibly even find a cure for leukemia and cancer, nevertheless, there are people that think these as possibilities towards warfare – as biological weapons....   [tags: biological, mutations, terrorists]

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Stereotypes are not True

- ... After 9/11 incident, America declared these groups as terrorists and in order destroy these groups, America attacked Afghanistan; is it fair to attack on a whole country in order to just arrest few people who were involved in 9/11. The Muslims who were trying to get freedom were depicted as terrorist but that is the false expression; all Muslims are not terrorists. On October 7, 2001 armed forces of the United States of America launched operation against Afghanistan. The basic purpose of this attack was the revenge of September 11 attacks on United States....   [tags: muslims, terrorists, judgments ]

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Terrorism - Domestic Bigots More Dangerous than Foreign Terrorists

- Domestic Bigots Cause More Damage than Foreign Terrorists As the federal government preoccupies itself with fighting the war against terror, it must not neglect the terror that Americans can inflict on one another at home. At the same time, we should be circumspect about our rhetoric as we affirm our commitment to the ideals of freedom by debating our government's policies. The recent spate of hate crimes across the country - about 1000 incidents, some of them fatal - calls for two responses....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists

- Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists It was probably inevitable that one day people would start suing McDonald's for making them fat. That day came this summer, when New York lawyer Samuel Hirsch filed several lawsuits against McDonald's, as well as four other fast-food companies, on the grounds that they had failed to adequately disclose the bad health effects of their menus. One of the suits involves a Bronx teenager who tips the scale at 400 pounds and whose mother, in papers filed in U.S....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]

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Osama Bin Laden as a Middle Eastern Hero

- Representation and Construction of Heroes Heroes are often described as a person who against the opposing forces fights for their rights and freedoms. Osama bin Laden is the pin up boy for terrorism. The monster and the mastermind, But is he really the villain western media makes him out to be. Osama bin Laden, to millions, with his face regularly plastered on television and across the magazine covers and front pages of newspapers, is immediately associated with evil. To most he is guilty of mass murder, although he hasn't been found or tried, and there has been no publicly released evidence connecting him with the said crimes....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism]

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Is Targeted Killing Justified?

- Definition of Targeted Killing: In a report from May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly defined targeted killing as “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody.” The concept of targeted killing is not a new term; however, it has only recently entered the forefront of international relations in the post-9/11 world. Per the Council of Foreign Relations, the policy of targeted killing first gained worldwide recognition when the Israeli government admitted to targeting alleged Palestinian terrorists....   [tags: armed conflict, peace, terrorists]

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U.S. Relationship with Somalia

- Since 1960, the United States of America has had a diplomatic relationship with Somalia. This relationship has allowed the United States (U.S.) to create and maintain a strong influence on Somalia’s governing regime. Following war with Ethiopia that yielded in 1978, Somalia began turning toward the U.S. for international support, military equipment, and economic aid. Civil war throughout most of the 1980s concluded with the collapse of Somalia's government in 1991. From the fabrication of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to the generation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Political nationals have continued to look upon the U.S....   [tags: economics, healthcare, terrorists]

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Military Censorship

- The ability of the military to censor what the media puts out to the public is greatly needed in the Unites States. A lot of times the media grabs hold of information and makes a huge deal out of it, even if it’s the simplest thing. And it may not all be true. Every news channel wants to cover the “big story,” and they’re going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whether it’s by changing or adding false information, or attempting the make a bigger deal out of the story to draw more attention and viewers....   [tags: terrorists, media]

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Stereotypes of Westerners

- A Mad World Around the modern world people tremble at the very thought of Radical Jihadists, or Terrorists, when trying to live their normal lives. Making strange eye contact to those who wear turbans or have Arabic origins. Secluding them from society and making comments of hatred towards their people. But, the people of the Western world do not ever acknowledge what might be causing these attacks in the first place. Westerners brand them as terrorists, they brand themselves as freedom fighters; people argue both ways on this topic....   [tags: Islamists, Terrorists, Americans]

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On Drone Warfare

- 1. Introduction There has been an increasing trend for the United States to rely on the use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to counter the threat posed by Al-Qaeda and other terrorists mostly from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq. The emergence of this new technology has sparked widespread debate over the ethical justification of its use both in the United States and around the world. There are essentially two distinct camps in the debate, one endorsing armed drones as an efficacious, novel form of warfare, whereas another criticizing it as problematic....   [tags: unmanned aerial vehicles, terrorists]

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9/11 Shook the Foundation of Buildings but not of America

- George W. Bush quoted in results to 9/11, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”. On September 11, 2001, there was a vicious terrorist attack on the United States of America. Al-Qaida a terrorist group from the Middle East, decided violate what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs....   [tags: twin towers, president bush, terrorists]

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What Happened in September 11th, 2001

- September 11th, 2001 What happened on September 11th, 2001. A day that will be remembered and never forgotten, a day that many innocent people died because of a terrible tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City. To many people it probably just looked like another regular work day, but didn’t expect the worst that day. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City (”11 facts about 9/11”)....   [tags: terrorists attack, world trade center]

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Heroes or Villains? - The Taliban

- What is a hero. What is a villain. Although definitions vary within our global society, it is generally accepted that a hero is selfless, humble, and moral and has integrity, while a villain is corrupt or evil, incapable of feeling guilt or compassion and is guilty of committing heinous crimes. However, it should be noted that the labels of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ are subjective, and that, in the words of Sirius Black (the falsely incriminated godfather of the titular hero of the Harry Potter series) “… the world isn’t split into good people and [villains]....   [tags: afghanistan, pakistan, terrorists, war on terror]

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