Another aspect of war that was influenced is the war readiness being a factor in creating war (Ehrenreich, 598). This is significant due to the actions that the government has taken in the name of “military intervention” so as to deter nations from building up to war or a war crisis in the Middle East. WIth that, terrorism is now an excuse to go and continue building up nation 's’ military to counter criminal acts and to deter further weaponry buildup in terrorist areas. As one can see, 9/11 has impacted war in terms of politics, western presence, and military
The Act was used to improve our counter-terrorism efforts (“USA Patriot Web”). According to the U.S Department of Justice, “since its passage following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Patriot Act has played a key part in a number of successful operations to protect innocent Americans from deadly plans of terrorists dedicated to destroying America and our way of life.” Since the government believed that the Patriot Act was the answer to peace, they wanted to develop it but ended up twisting it to their advantage. The government started to abuse the power of the Patriot Act, and even the idea of the Patriot Act and then it began falling apart since “part of the statute violates the First Amendment and the Separation of powers doctrine” (“Top Ten”). With the government holding the control over the law, they are able to create their own version of what the Patriot Act is such as “eliminating the statutes of limitations for certain terrorism crimes and lengthens them for other terrorist crimes” (“USA Patriot Web”). This degree started the downfall of the nation in terms of peace.
Terrorism as stated in the Oxford English Dictionary is “The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” and calculated is “done with full awareness of the likely consequences.” From this we see that a calculated terrorist is one who made use of violence against civilians, fully understanding the consequences, in order to achieve a political goal. Next we can look into Brown’s motives for his crimes, James N. Gilbert lists 3 points as to what motivates some terrorists “1.Society is sick and cannot be cured by half measures of reform. 2.The state is in itself violent and can be countered and overcome only by violence. 3.The truth of terrorists cause justifies any action that supports it. While some terrorists recognize no moral law, others have their own “higher” morality.” 2(Taking Sides, 232) Brown believed society to have embraced a sickness through the act of slavery.
On September 11, 2001 the world came to a stand still as a terroristic attack targeting our country killed 2,977 people. As fear ran high in every American house hold, the government quickly acted and on October 26 President George W. Bush passed the USA PATRIOT Act. The full title, "Uniting and Strenghtening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act", suggest how the government quickly acted in response to the new threat that we were experianceing. Although some may argue that it violates our civil liberties, the Patriot Act serves as an asset to help protect U.S. citizens by stopping terrorist attacks, giving the law enforcement tools to make investigations easier, and increases national security. What the Patriot Act does is it provides us with a tool to strengthen the ability that the government has to stop terrorist attacks from happening on U.S. soil.
Rogers fears assumed that Adams was out for Rogers and his family thus resulting in Rogers almost dying but escaping as he knew where his freedom is. For President Bush (as well as the Americans), the fear of terror and the attack of their freedom shook their worlds into the reckless invasion in the Middle East resulting in an eight year long war. The satirical aspect Saunders uses to portray the simplified version of the beginning of 9/11 in “Adams” further emphasize that one sided information acts like propaganda in that the other side of the story is always hidden. The amount of ridicule by Rogers is a reflection to the amount of thought and strategy made by President Bush and the U.S. government that were aggressive and reckless. Saunders uses “Adams” to draw attention to all that history can be prevented to repeating itself; the invasion in the Middle East was made through rash and fear, a lesson to be learned by all Americans and to the posterity of America that actions do affect the
Criminologists have not always been favorable toward incorporating terrorism into their field of study because of the political dimensions of terrorism, which have been claimed to prevent scientific analysis. This argument can be contested, however, because all acts of crime are subject to definitions and responses by a variety of institutions, such as law and police, in addition to their analytical treatment in the sciences. More recently, indeed, criminological models have been forwarded that conceive of terrorism in terms of crime and deviance. From the viewpoint of crime causation perspectives concerned with the etiology of criminal behavior, terrorism can be conceived as a form of violence, the causes of which can be analyzed at the micro-
Both of these acts are in direct correlation with the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001. The Patriot Act, which was set in place first allowed the government, has the main goal of strengthening law enforcement and other agencies to stop terrorism on US soil. The National Homeland Security Act went into action a year later in 2002, and was used organize the Department of Homeland Security and other sub agencies. Despite its intentions of protecting the United States it subsequently takes away the rights of the majority. The exact opposite of what both Jefferson and Madison thought to be possible.
Terrorists, commonly known as refugees or Muslims, are in our great country. These terrorists pretend to be your friend, and then, they’ll blow you up when you least expect it. It’s stupid that the liberals want to accept more terrorists from those Middle Eastern countries. There are over three million terrorists already here. If we add more, the terrorists will overrun us and take control of our great country.
The government has said that his actions have put many lives, both military and civilian, at risk. They believe that the information that he released has helped many terrorist groups avoid detection and showed them many vulnerabilities for them to exploit. However, many effects of the released documents were beneficial. The most tangible of which is the shutting down of the unconstitutional surveillance programs that the NSA was running. The Supreme Court declared these programs, which pushed Snowden over the edge, unconstitutional.
“Far from what I once was but not yet what I’m going to be.” What is victory? The definition of victory is an act of defeating the enemy. But, this doesn’t define you. You see, september 11, 2001 America was under attack; most of you probably remember this day. Over three thousand people were killed during the attack in New York and Washington D.C.