Modern terrorism is not conducted only by one man or one political regime. Today's terrorism represents premeditated violence that is politically motivated and is mainly carried out on the civilian (non-military) targets by terrorist groups or individuals. Those who apply terrorism, regardless of their secular or religious goals, seek to undermine the rule of law and to impose change through violence and fear. Terrorism is, roughly speaking, trying to be a sensation, which is best evidenced by the execution carried out by the Islamic State. Some of the problems the modern world is facing in countering terrorism are: (a) many countries have not yet acceded to the international conventions to combat terrorism; (B) insufficient financial funds for the functioning of the authority of the Security Council and the assistance to states for the implementation of their anti-terrorism program; (C) the lack of a single definition of terrorism; (D) the existence of double standards in the approach to terrorism,
Ideology unlike people is hard to kill, and for as long as this jihad ideologies continue to live on, the fight against terrorism is far from over. This is because; more terror networks will emerge, probably under different names but subscribing to the same ideology. A case in point is the Al-Shaabab and the Boko Haram. The death of Osama bin Laden is believed to have crippled Al-Qaeda activities, which have reduced in scope, focus and intensity over the past three years. As a result, the groups’ strategies and alliances have shifted and changed as they moved their operation base from Afghanistan/Pakistan to Somali/Yemen and they have also elected a new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Officially being named a terrorist group by the United States in 2013, the group has now completed over 600 reported attacks(www.justice.gov). One of the largest attacks reaching up to 2,000 known casualties occurred in towns of Baga and Doron Baga located in Borno, Nigeria. This attack took place between the days of January 3-7 in the year 2015, pulling the total destruction of 3,720 buildings in both towns (web.stanford.edu). This continued violence has affected Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba, Borno and Yobe, which are all Northern states inside of Nigeria. As violences continues to grow, the number of those affected seems to grow higher and higher, approaching 10,000 killed, and 1.5 million displaced due to this violence (www.cfr.org).
The advent of suicide bombing as a strategy for prosecuting terrorism by members of the sect has since signaled a new dimension to the national security challenge in Nigeria. To say the least, the rising incidence and prevalence of terrorist attacks in Nigeria have exposed the country to serious levels of humanitarian and territorial vulnerabilities. In the face of this situation, the sustenance of Nigeria national security is at best problematic. Also the risen war against farmers by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen is describe by many scholars like Jibo (2014), Okoli and Iortyer (2014), Okeh (2013) and Nchi (2013) as Boko Haram disguising themselves as herdsmen and launching violence attacks on the innocents farmers in other to take over their land for grazing purpose. To Dambazau (2016) Boko Haram insurgents are using the pastoralist/Sedentary farmer conflict as a cover to terrorize Nigerians.
Drug traffickers retaliated by killing 40 innocent civilians during one weekend in what became known as the “Medellin Massacre.” The event triggered years of violence that led to assassinations, kidnappings and raids. The Medellin cartel surged to power in the 1980s. The Medellin cartel had several leaders, the most famous one was Pablo Escobar. The Medellin Cartel was able to supply 80% of the world’s cocaine demands. Escobar manage to do whatever he wanted, he killed anyone who opposed him.
Don’t drink the kool-aid. A common quote for don't follow blindly has a little darker meaning than most know. It comes from a tragic event where more than 900 people died a third of them being children. On November 18th 1978, in Jonestown Guyana there was a mass suicide of more than 900 cult members. This event was orchestrated by Jim Jones who through the trust he was given he led them astray.
On the facts showing the existence and widespread resurgence of Islamic movements in the Arab countries and non-Arab Islamic world. Islamophobic sentiment increasingly manifest following the detonation event of the WTC and the Pentagon (9/11) in 2001. Although the cause of the tragedy is not clear and its main actors, but the accusations by the neocons West (USA and Western Europe) focused on Islamic groups. That accusation was then led to hatred and excessive fear in Western societies to Islam and Islamic groups, who then called Islamophobia or Xenophobia. In the US, the expression of Islamophobia is not too thick.
The Kenyan Bombing issue evolved into a broader issue over time, creating polarization between opposite sides due to the complex pre-existing history and relations in the area. Slowly, America was portrayed around the globe as the new Soviet Union, engulfing nation states for their own benefit and spitting them back out in worse shape than before. The solutions to the issue of terrorism involved intrusive military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the surrounding areas to flush out the problem. Through the lenses of military, government and politics, the Kenyan bombings marked a turning point in the American foreign policy agenda. Not only did the issue of terrorism increase significantly from that point, legitimacy in the American government was weakened, evocative of early 1970 's America after Nixon 's Watergate
Many people have been sent overseas by the government, especially to the USA, UK, and European western countries, seeking relevant knowledge and skills. One other aspect of government support to Libyan industrial companies was to establish either a HR department or a Management and Training Development (MDT) unit within each public company. However, these companies are negatively influenced by their surrounding environment of traditional social, economic and political factors. This has imposed some constraints on MTD, and hindered the accomplishments of their gaols (Agnaia,
They have taken control over these agencies and have coerced them to co-operate using threats. They use the proceeds to buy weapons to facilitate their cause which ends up driving more people into the camps or to their deaths (Polman, 2011). Significance of the Research Generally, this study seeks to explain why and how aid has helped fuel the crisis in the DRC. However, the focal point of this paper is to look at the role played by the humanitarian agencies in the DRC in continuing the conflict in the country; with emphasis on how the lack of coordination makes the aid organizations easy to manipulate by the rebel factions who want to control the aid in order to pursue their interests. Objectives of the Study The overall objective of the paper is to examine the role of humanitarian aid in fuelling the conflict in the DRC.