First, the nation recognized how anyone could be a terrorist. Most people in the country imagine a terrorist as someone outside the of the U.S., but this doesn’t mean that anyone who comes here is one. For a long time and still today, people see Muslims as terrorists especially after 9/11. It’s hard to determine what drives a person to commit an act of terrorism, but becoming one can either be by choice or by force. For example, Osama Bin Laden chose to be a terrorist because he was angry at two things: the corruption he saw in Saudi Arabia’s government and the western influence on Middle Eastern life.
In the Ethical Life, by Russ Shafer-Landau, chapters written by Michael Walzer and Alan Dershowitz express their knowledge and opinions on the topics of terrorism and torture. Is it possible to justify and defend such acts? In the chapter “Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses”, author Michael Walzer shuts down four excuses that attempt to justify terrorism. In the chapter, “Should the Ticking Bomb Terrorist Be Tortured?”, Alan Dershowitz defends his theory that it is necessary to torture a terrorist if that means saving the lives of innocent people while protecting their civil liberties and human rights at the same time. Terrorism can never be moral because it violates all “excuses” and torture is an acceptable tactic to save lives.
Torture When it comes to the topic of torture, some of us will readily agree that torture is necessary when dealing with terrorists. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of receiving false information. Whereas some are convinced that torture is the only way to get information out of terrorist who are threatening to put thousands of innocent lives in danger. Others maintain that doing this will violate laws such as the Bill Of Rights which forbids cruel and unusual punishment. My own view, however, is that terrorism aims to spread and increase fear within civil society in order to achieve certain political goals.
“Then everyone of you she prepared to carry out his role in the way that would satisfy God.” Bin Ladin makes a claim stating that the work al-Qaeda is performing during the 9/11 attack is one that would “satisfy God”. Bin Ladin uses the emotional appeal I've tried to convince others to join Al-Qaeda and commit the crimes that occurred on 9/11. “Do not seek revenge for yourself. Strike for God's sake.” Bin Ladin manipulates the members Al-Qaeda into thinking that they have an obligation to strike for God's sake. He teaches others the Americans are the enemy and probably clarifies throughout the speech that their terrorist attacks come with clear understanding of what might happen to them when it is over and who they are doing it for.
Do good intentions matter, or should people be judged only according to the results of their actions? People are only assessed in consonance to their appearances, and the only person who can truly judge us by our thoughts or intentions is ourselves. Of course it’s only natural to suddenly defend ourselves when we do something wrong by revealing our true intentions, but it’s fairly difficult trying to believe in someone after they do something unacceptable. On 9/11, when terrorists attacked The Twin Towers and The Pentagon, they believed that they were in the right when they killed 2,996 innocent people, and when Hitler believed he was doing the right thing purifying Germany of the Jews, in reality what he did was absolutely devastating, so I think that intentions matter when it comes down to ourselves, but in the end we should be judged according to the results of our actions and who, or what was affected in return. During the Holocaust roughly 11 million people were killed, and 6 million of those victims were Jews.
The nation can only protect itself to a certain extent but when it comes to terrorist they cannot protect themselves from such people so it is the duty of National Security to step in and to do so they use certain procedures like torture to gain information from the terrorists. If National Security did not use torture to retrieve some of the information it has, then many citizens would be in danger because of timed bombing, assassinations and planned attacks. Not using torture only makes it difficult for National Security to attain information because nobody would be afraid of the treatment they would receive from withholding important information and not only making it difficult but the process of attaining the information without using torture would take longer and for all we know there could be a ticking bomb. Torture is an advanced interrogation technique and people need to understand this. The world is developing and techniques will always change and become better just like technology does.
Also fickle to explain is it's purpose, it is impossible that these features are here intentionally, but they may not be hidden to create an affect. It's purpose however is clear, it sets up a unique candidate with memorable traits. Hyperbole: An over exaggeration for effect on the audience. Bernie sanders uses hyperbole when talking about his plans to deal with terror groups. Firstly he vilifies the groups by mentioning in greater depth than necessary their egregious crimes and policies, and secondly he asserts the need to create an international task force to destroy these terror groups.
Whether a terrorist acts out alone or in a group they have used violence to achieve political, economic or religious objective. Terrorism-research wrote an article called “Goals and Motivations of Terrorists” where there are motives of terrorists listed a subtitle called “The Intent of Terrorist Groups.” Some of them listed are to- produce worldwide fear, satisfy vengeance, through discouraging foreign travel as a way to ruin their own economy, and by influencing their government , to free prisoners, and want attention from the media to obtain worldwide, national, or local
In a research conducted by L. John Martin (1985), results showed that "terrorism" was used by the media in describing horrific incidents caused by Arabs. Yet, when representing similar events by individuals who are not Arabs, the media was careful to appear equitable and unbiased. Oklahoma City bombing is a perfect example to further support this claim, “the blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh”, the media were careful not to call him a terrorist and put the blame on one man rather than blaming an entire religion for his actions. The media lead Americans to blame 911 on Muslims although our religion clearly opposes terrorism. “Those who go to extremes are doomed”.
Reid’s guilt was not only associated with his own admission of being a terrorist, but through the context of his affiliations with Al Qaeda. These are other standards of terrorism, which define the premeditated cooperation with Al Qaeda with Reid to plan this attack on American civilians. Therefore, Richard Reid is a terrorist because he has willing planned this mission with the assistance of a known international terrorist organization. Certainly, the court proceeding of Reid’s trial define the terrorist nature of Reid’s actions as a conscious act of aggression in the terrorist mode, since he had planned to destroy American lives and a commercial airliner in this type of military-based covert
Some would say no because it was thought as his religion so why not follow that , but that doesn’t mean you just kill innocent people for absolutely no reason. This essay will let you know why he needed to be assassinated . Osama was obviously dangerous because he was a terrorist “a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit political aims”
In this essay I will show you how the so called patriots of the American Revolution may have actually been terrorists. Since history is written by the victor the American Revolutionaries are considered heroes, but the definition of terrorism and the acts of today’s terrorists may cause you to see those heroes in a new light. Unfortunately the term terrorism wasn’t coined until the tail end of or after the revolution, meaning that the revolutionaries would never have actually been called terrorists. Although going off of today’s definition of terrorism which is “The use of violence and intimidation to achieve a goal especially political” the revolutionaries would have been terrorists, considering some of the violent actions the revolutionaries
If everybody tackled the gunman, he would not have been able to kill all his victims. He added that people should be able to know what to do because it will probably happen again, Carson told ABC in an interview. Meanwhile, during the same rally, Trump expressed his support for Russia’s initiative to launch airstrikes in Syria. He told the crowd that he thinks bombing ISIS is a “great thing.” However, Russians are mostly targeting the rebels in western Syria who are against Assad’s leadership. The U.S. also said Moscow is not really attacking ISIS, but is just bombing the Syrian government’s opponents.