Terrorism is a violent strategy used by various people and groups to achieve a certain goal. It’s important to understand that not all violent acts are terrorist acts. Terrorism is more of a strategy than just a random act of violence, as it always includes some sort of political, ideological or religious motivation on the part of the perpetrators. From what I understand growing up terrorism was not a big subject. I knew we had our military in different countries, here in the United States fighting to protect us. Every so often we would hear about the soldiers going to war with another country through the news. During this time security going through the airport, going into the white house and things like that was a little more relaxed, less complicated. That was because we didn’t have to worry about any. September 11, 2001 was the day that changed a lot in the United States. (September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing everyone on board the planes and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. A fourth plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field, killing all on board, after passengers and crew attempted to wrest control from the hijackers.) — https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-timeline
Since what happen in Sept 2001, the government has made terrorist a number one priority on their list. As it should be. There are a lot of strict rules, things you can and cannot do, even going to war with other countries are happening more frequent to keep the lives safe here in the United States. On September 11, 2001 that was a day I will never forget granted I was not an adult, I was in high school. At the time I did not understand the severity of the attack the United States had on us. It did hurt me so deeply that a lot of innocent people lost their lives. The United States did received a lot of support from the other countries. But people were torn about going to war. Some wanted to go to war and capture the head leader to get peace and justice. Others wanted to make peace with the other countries and non-violence. I was torn because as I stated earlier I was a kid. So of course I thought retaliation for our country and what we suffered should have been a main priority. And it was the government sent the troops to go and look for the head leader. We eventually caught him, which I am sure made a lot of families that were mourning the loss of their love ones happy, or at least at peace. Because I am older now, and I would have to say that nonviolence is the way to go. I can’t explain why I feel that way.
Maybe it’s because peace brings peace, or because of all the families that were looking for their love ones needed our attention and support more. Those are just my feelings. Now a days you got some people that can hop right on the computer internet or telephone and try to become a terrorist. Why would they want to do something like that? You have to know that whatever terrorist group out there that’s inviting you to join with them. Does not care an ounce about you. They are just trying to finish out their missions. I will say that one pro about internet and telephone and street cameras is that the government is listening and catching as many as they can these people before any violence can occur and throwing them in jail and they will have their day in court. The news/media is also doing their part on terrorism they are bring forth and exposing the terrorist (Many Americans have not yet come to grips with the meaning and function of terrorism in the modern world. During President Bush’s administration, federal officials described terrorism as a war and they responded accordingly. The military even developed an acronym for it GWOT for Global War against Terrorism. Things changed with President Obama. Officials were loath to even utilize the term terrorism, preferring legalistic jargon about violent criminal extremists. All of this is understandable because terrorism is not a physical object that can be touched and measured. It is an abstract idea that means many things to many different people.)– https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-r-white/confusion-about-boston_b_3128995.html
It has been said that with all of our technology that terrorism or the intent to terrorism, will never go away. It will always be here because even if the terrorist from other countries can’t get to the United States they can recruit within the United States. People today should never try and stop a terrorist if you suspect. Terrorism is essentially a matter for law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Terrorist have no pattern it’s wherever a large group of people are that they can injure. It has been said that terrorist will examine their activities from afar. Some has even been on tape from the street cameras. They have a person enjoyment watching their work being carried out. Given these complexities, the psychology of terrorism is marked more by theory and opinion than by good science, researchers admit. Terrorist cannot be talked out of committing an act of violence, and the United States has made it known on several occasions that we do not negotiate with terrorist. Our government is now more aware of what is going on in today’s society with terrorism. But us as people of the United States can also have a helping hand in helping to prevent terrorism as well by staying alert and calling the terrorism hotline or just your local authorities to have them to investigate. You may not think that you did anything but you have saved a life if something was to ever come back from that investigation. Having to deal with the many terrorist attacks in the United States have brought America closer.
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