Terrorism : Terrorism And The Pursuit Of Political Aims Essay

1480 Words Nov 19th, 2015 6 Pages
Terrorism­ The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure”. ­ Abraham Lincoln

“We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them”. ­ George W. Bush

“If inciting people to do that [9/11] is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists”. ­ Osama Bin Laden

In today’s world you hear a lot about terrorism, but what is terrorism?. during my research i found that terrorism is a systematical use of violence for religious or political aims and they do this by the means of destruction through the use of bombs and hostage taking.

After the end of the cold war and the threat of nuclear war, Americans claimed that there was no threat to world peace, everyone was rocking out, america was kicking butt and we thought America was invincible to outside attacks, but we were wrong, on a cold day in february of 1993 a bomb in a truck detonated below the North tower which intended to knock the North Tower into the South Tower, bringing both towers down and killing tens of thousands of people. But initially failed to do

so only killing 6. This was only the beginning, a violent militant group was on the rise and…

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