One of these incidents entailed the US intervention in the civil war in Somalia and the Iraq War in 2003. Even though the US military suffered a catastrophic loss, it helped send a message to the Alshabaab terror group. In this incident, the US intervention was mainly driven by the humanitarian need to assist innocent civilians caught in the fight between government forces and a terror organization. Additionally, the Multinational Force in Lebanon which involved British, Italian, French, and American intervention in Lebanon are other incidents since the second world war when the US has intervened and acted as a policeman of the world. Their response was aimed at ending the civil strife that was almost culminating in a full-blown war.
George H.W. Bush envisioned a “new world order” for the United States that was “freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace” (Dower, 77). Therefore, what followed was the expansion of overseas bases, modernization in weapons, a revolution in military affairs, and a fixation on oil in the Middle East. Dower continues in the next chapter with the declaration of the “global war on terror” after the al-Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001. On September 15, the CIA began a “Worldwide Attack Matrix,” or an antiterror campaign that reached eighty countries (Dower, 88).
It is an antithetical phenomenon whose means, more often than not contradicts and therefore negates its end. When directed to the state, it often takes the posture of anarchro-nihilism. It is employed by disgruntled sub- national movements or clandestine, criminal groups as a means of furthering nefarious agenda. In this light, the Boko Haram (inappropriately interpreted by transliteration as Western Education is sinful), insurgency has been referred “as the violent assertion of a fringe sectarian identity based on the dogma of a subgroup of a larger national confessional group” (Nchi, 2013:200). In this regard, the “larger national group” refers to the wider Islamic community of Nigeria.
This suggest that “the evilness of men, or their improper behaviour, leads to war” (Waltz, 2001, p.39). Waltz’s second image that he proposes is that the inner administration of the state component is essential for us to understand its tendency towards war. The image has two beliefs that state that for survival in central conflict or civil war, a state must endorse an entity that is homogenously unified. The third image that Waltz highlights the anarchy that exists in the international system. He proposes that as states have such interests that will all too often clash with the interest of other states, e.g.
In terms of patronage, on the international level this is when the government creates a group to act beyond the scope of the government and its laws and on a domestic level they impact culture and national security to maintain the governments form of “law and order”. Assistance to terrorist groups is more about participation and encouragement of an already established group to take part in the repression, violence and other acts towards an individual or group. In the case of state assistance, they will harbor a group. On the international level, it is one government who aids a group so that they can, in turn, take care of enemies outside the borders of the country. (Martin, 73-76)
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.
“Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S. Not only that, but the lyrics suggest that there are terrorists that are members in the CIA, Bloods, Crips, and KKK. That line of the song calls out the faults in the government and its branches of systems and institutions. This stanza especially highlights the similarities of violence that is associated with all of those
The consequence of the 9/11 is that the question of “terrorism.” is seen in strict, morally absolute categories. One must criticize terrorism, or it is clear that one embraces it. After the following years of 9/11 attacks conceptualization of terrorism become taken a specific ‘’common sense’’. It is general assumption that terrorism exists in all over the world. This view is more dominant in western societies.
The United States Embassy bombing has since had a lasting impact on issues foreign to the American public, mainly political terrorism, introducing the significance contributed to many valuable lessons in emergency response and internal support. The significance of the United States Embassy bombing contributed to valuable lessons learned by the governments of the United States and Kenya. After the initial explosion, The United States Agency for International Development/Kenya established a perimeter around the embassy forming an Operations Center. Federal agencies and military support units responded to the emergency. Such a devastation event requires staffing and logistics.
In particular, definitions that pull from historical context help contextualize terrorism. Because in discussions of terrorism, history has largely been ignored in favor of current events (Gage 81), the terrorist acts facing the world today are often viewed as not only new, but completely foreign to the American experience and way of life (Gage 92). Not only is this false, but it enables Americans and others to isolate the terrorism most reported in the modern era from their erroneously self-believed innocence. Such