Computers and Technology
Submitted By sarveshacharya
Terrorism: A Global Threat
“Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can’t be treated just where it’s visible – every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed.”-David Hackworth
I. What is Terrorism?
Terrorism is defined as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful 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.” Terrorism is also defined as the “unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” The U.S. Department of State defines “terrorism” to be “premeditated politically-motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.”
Some facts about terrorism:
1. Terrorism is the act of destruction performed by a person or group of persons on behalf of an established government.
2. Terrorism is the act of destruction performed to restore the imaginary injustice.
3. Terrorism is the destruction of people on behalf of an established government agency against another country, is considered as war, not terrorism.
4. If destruction of people or property is undertaken by or on behalf of an established government on its own territory, it is considered a matter of policy, not terrorism.
5. If destruction of people or property is undertaken without justification, it is considered an ordinary common law crime, not terrorism.
6. If destruction of people or property is not aimed against an established government, but is aimed at a private individual or group, it is considered an ordinary common law crime, not terrorism, even if such act is aimed…...