A thorough analysis of deadly lone wolf cases in the United States since 2009 shows the significant factors that contribute to radicalization in each incident. Lone wolf terrorism is arguably the most widely used method of terrorism in today’s world. Based on the six cases listed above, individuals actively sought out ISIS and or Islamic ideologies. While there are plethora of propaganda and right wing views available online, the individual plays a significant part in this exchange. The facts presented about the cases suggest that ISIS and other Islamic ideologies influenced these individuals to commit acts of terror against the United States.
Evidence received from these terrorists, are most of the time, time-sensitive. Obtaining information can be used in a variety of ways. Either the military can manipulate the information it to their advantage or use the information to save lives. More than likely, if the future attack is on United States soil, they will do everything in their power to prepare for the attack or prevent the catastrophe. Torturing of terrorists gives military and police personnel the necessary means to get sensitive information in a timely manner.
This plan specifically affected all Americans, not to mention many nations around the globe. Bush declared war on terrorism as a whole, and threatened to attack any nations that supported terrorist groups. He also pledged to not stop American aid until “every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated”. Bush successfully used literary devices;
Osama Bin Laden was a horrible man in the eyes of most of the world, but served as a role model for some. He was the start of the biggest terrorist group to ever exist and they will do anything to enforce their religion. After he was assassinated, everyone felt a sense of safety and redemption from the 2001 attacks. The killing of Osama bin Laden was justified
The operations, of AQ, target those people (and their property) it considers being kafir (non-Muslims and/or Muslims who are not true to their religion). These targets have been attacked in multiple ways, including the use of suicide bombers. Most of the attacks are conducted simultaneously, possibly to maximise the impact and cause widespread fear among the targeted people (Atran, 2010). Other than the 9/11 attacks, AQ, and its affiliates, have also been known for conducting other spectacular attacks, such as the US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya in August 1998, the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2004 Madrid train bombings and the London bombings in July 2005, resulting in all cases, in high numbers of casualties. The majority of attacks conducted by AQ have been against ‘soft targets’, consisting predominantly civilians and unarmed individuals.
Tension rose as the Axis power invaded other territories, and the Treaty of Versailles left Germany and many countries angry. Other key factors were Militarism, imperialism, nationalism, and totalitarianism. One major factor that help start the war was the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty ended World War I. It left Germany in shambles.
Even if his motives were good, he used methods such as terrorism to attempt to stop the proslavery force’s spread, which stirred the pot, and made the clash between free-soilers and proslavery forces an even uglier fight than before. Fergus Bordewich has written seven nonfiction books, such as “Washington: The Making of the American Capital” and, according to Fergus Bordewich (2009) in his internet article, “Day Of Reckoning”, Bordewich summarizes that John Brown decided that terrorism and guerilla warfare would work against the proslavery forces, so Brown attacked proslavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, killing five, so in turn, because of the unjustified attack on the settlers, a band composed of proslavery forces killed a few citizens, including Brown’s son Frederick, and burned down the antislavery town of Osawatomie. The men Brown and his men killed were not even involved in the sack of Lawrence, which motivated Brown to attack in the first place. According to Bordewich, (2009), “A party of Free-Staters led by Brown dragged five pro-slavery men out of their isolated cabins on eastern Kansas’ Pottawatomie Creek and hacked them to death with cutlasses. The horrific nature of the murders
As a result, the media that cover these events dictate what and how they are shared. However, it only helps to feed our sense of fear towards terrorism as well as fuel the Muslim stereotype. In fact, according to a study on deconstructing the terrorism- news media relationship, “terrorists use media as a tool to gain increased coverage and communicate their message,” but sometimes the news does it for them (Ross). For example, in the UCLA shooting, where two men were killed in a murder-suicide, the news’ portrayal of the situation led many to believe that there were multiple attackers instead of just the one. While this may not directly convey terrorists’ message, it helps to spread unnecessary fear of terrorism in our communities.
“The Scarlet Ibis” is written by James Hurst. “The Sniper” is written by Liam O’Flaherty. The authors took deep thoughts and words to write these stories. These stories are amazing attention hookers. War can be described as two ways, good or bad.
By researching radicalization, my opinion that radicalization is wrong did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life. Initially when I first started researching radicalization, I only thought that radicalization involved Islamic terrorists. Now after reading the news article, The Radicalization of White Americans, by German Lopez, I now understand radicalization applies to so much more. It applies to white supremacist groups and other groups that have outspoken
Iraqis provided bomb-making expertise and advise to the al-Qaeda organization. Finally, President Bush demanded that Taliban leaders close terrorist camps, hand over leaders of the al-Qaeda, and return all foreign nationals. To get the information they needed to get what they needed to get done was hard to accomplish.
Chemical warfare has been brought up multiple times throughout history. One of the most significant times chemical weapons have been used was during World War I. World War I introduced chemical weaponry to an extreme extent and for harsh purposes. There was a convention created called the Hague Convention which “discussed the issue of using chemicals as weapons” (First). The people within this group foresaw the potential use of chemicals during war, and wanted to try and prevent people being killed by this harsh weapon. There was later a second Hague Convention which added even more restraints to chemical weapons to further deter the use of chemical weapons.
Thanks to history we see war is not limited to killing. Instead, war is a multi-packed good or evil struggle each with its own purposeful initiation and ending. Conquering poverty, illiteracy, HIV-AIDS, wasting profitable time, crimes, and armed conflict between nations or factions could exemplify what war envelops. The language of war, as states by Khalid Sheik Mohammad is, however, generalize or viewed as killing. The nature of the war addressed in Mohammad 's one lengthy article is also taken as a specific social conflict based on religious confrontation.
Many investigators have found examples of mass killers emulating their choices from media. Media has had a huge impact on today 's society, but the statements of media are having a connection with mass shooting that have been proven false. Mass shootings occur for various of reasons, but as many believe the main problem is "copycatting". The FBI and other threat assessments experts have found evidence that shows that plotters have looked at past attacks both for operational details or inspiration from the executioner. On the other hand, several mass shooters desire fame in comments and manifestos, making media have a huge connection with mass shooting.
As stated above, the War on Terror started after September 11. Louise A. Cainkar heavily discusses this topic in her book Homeland Insecurity, stating that, “It as not domestic positions of Muslim Americans; rather it was American foreign policies in general and the Bush administration’s global ‘war on terror’ that drove American fears and provoked intergroup conflict” (267). Soon, America started to believe that terrorist were hiding in their communities, just waiting to attack again. This suspicion of Muslim Americans as terrorist provoked fear in American citizens. Muslims in the United States were symbolically attached to the notion that they were likely connected to the 9/11 attacks and other future acts of terrorism (such as hiding a terrorist).