Terrorism is a huge problem in the United States and all around the world. It is a federal offense that ends with the death penalty--or at least it should. In fact, the exact definition of terrorism is, “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” From a worldly perspective, Batman represents the government, and the Joker represents terrorists. Since the government should put terrorists to death, Batman should do the same to the Joker. It’s crazy how society takes more action on Batman and the Joker rather than real-life threats, like terrorism.
This contention is refuted by Immanuel Kant who set forth the idea that, a society that is not willing to request a life of some individual who has taken another person 's life is essentially immoral. It is immoral to not legitimately rebuff an individual who has committed such a shocking crime. The criminal is additionally executed altruistically; not the slightest bit is he subjected to torment or any type of savagery. All states that utilize the death
Also, why would you not torture someone who is going to disclose accurate information, critical to prevent the bomb exploding?1 Unfortunately, the TBS is completely hypothetical, and if you break it down, it can’t realistically be compared to any situation in the real world. The TBS is an extreme example and shouldn’t be used to justify torture. The ticking time bomb thought experiment simplifies a very complex matter to how many lives would be saved versus a guilty terrorist.2 TBS are misleading in two different ways: idealization and abstraction. Idealization is when positive aspects are added to make the example better than reality, and abstraction is getting rid of the negative traits from reality to make the example better than its real life counterpart. Together they make the TBS
Technology associated with globalization has enabled terrorist groups to conduct operations that are more lethal, dispersed, and challenging to combat than previously discovered. Terrorism leads to instability in an international system and causes fear to spread throughout these areas. Terrorist attacks are intended to apply sufficient pressures to a government so that it grants political concessions, but it results in economic losses and destroys relationships among nations in the international structure. Although the motives of terrorists may differ, their actions follow a standard pattern with terrorist incidents assuming a variety of forms: airplane hijackings, kidnappings, assassinations, threats, bombings, and suicide attacks. Terrorism severely damages state substructure like transportation networks or financial institutions, and weakens assurance in the state 's ability to defend its citizens.
Ever since 9/11, the US has been witnessing a lot of challenges that are threatening the US’ power and security. As the author “Glenn P Hasted T” mentioned in the “Global Context” reading, terrorism is the main threat for the US. Terrorism has existed since the beginning of time, as a tool to intimidate a political figure, a state, or even used by states to terrorize its own people. Yet, we have witnessed an influx of terrorist groups since the cold war and even after it ended. Besides, a global war on terror has waged during the Bush Doctrine directly after the attack of 9/11.
They do this because they believe it will attract attention to their grievances and it will encourage empathy for their unjust situation (Global Focus). Data collected by the Department of State showed that in 2012 there were a total of about 6,700 terrorist attacks worldwide. Further research conducted by the Department of State showed that the majority of the attacks occurred in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. These are areas that are developing countries that struggle from disparities such as poverty and inequality. In addition, the Department of State stated that these reported terrorist attacks were aimed at attaining an economic or religious goal.
Terrorism has been a problematic issue since the beginning of man until now. Politifact.org contends that terrorism was not always a senseless act of violence against the innocent to get a message across to the government. In earlier centuries terrorist committed “noble acts” of violence. They only attacked and killed nobility and government officials. Although now, the game has changed and with it no one whether a government official or an innocent bystander is safe from an act of terror.
Nowadays, the terrorist organizations correspond have a structure of a non-hierarchical network since “the war on terrorism has made hierarchical structure too easily destabilized to be effective” (Hamilton & Gray 28). Thus, terrorists have more possibilities to conduct the planned actions while the governments and anti-terrorist organizations do not have the possibility to cover the complete networks organized by terrorists. One of the reasons for this is the centralized power of government and respective institutions that fight against terrorism. Even though the modern world system has evolved to involve international bodies of control, including the European Union, World Trade Organization, of the United Nations, the international community still is lacking opportunities to develop a comprehensive campaign against the terrorist threat all around the world. The transfer of such functions to other bodies has also decreased the pressure on the separate governments to solve respective issues so that they have nowadays fewer opportunities for fighting against an immense threat of terrorism in the domestic conditions.
Global terrorism is here to stay whether we like it or not. Almost every country has been the victim of a terrorist attack at some point in time. There have been terrorist groups throughout history. Terrorism usually targets innocent people who may have no axe to grind with the terrorists. In England, there was the IRA.
• Evaluate the prevalent myths about terrorism in Pakistan. Highlight with reasons and examples that why is it a myth. Terrorism: It is a word used in its broadest sense to describe the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror or fear in order to achieve a political or religious aim. Although the term is in use since 18th century, but its popularity increased when journalists and politicians publicly introduced and used the term ‘’Islamic Terrorism’’ following the 9/11 attacks. Terrorism in Pakistan: Pakistan and Terrorism is used side by side by western Media.