Terrorism: Global Terrorism In The United States

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Section 1: Overview of Topic: Global Terrorism Terrorism is the use of violence to promote and help instill one’s beliefs in others. It is a widely used method among those who lack the ideology that provides any room for tolerance. The extremists who employ terrorist tactics main goal is to implant fear into the hearts of others. With them you rather agree with them or you deserve to be punished, and an overwhelming majority of that punishment ends in the taking of innocent people’s lives. This fear being present in the masses affects the US government greatly. Our government, being a democracy, is heavily influenced by citizens. People are run by their fears and thus our government is run by the fears of its people. This fear has been present …show more content…
Although their extremist mentality will most likely make this an unaccomplishable goal, there must be an attempt as there is no other feasible course of action. If we were able to come to a compromise it would result in the most beneficial outcome. Going to war would increase our country’s already tremendous financial deficit. The war on terror that took place in the mid 2000s in Iraq cost us nearly one trillion dollars that we couldn’t afford to lose. We have already spent 2.7 billion dollars bombing ISIS. They are also better prepared to wage war. They are better funded and better armed than Al Qaeda. ISIS makes millions of dollars daily selling oil and is possession of two billion dollars in assets. This would also lead to the death of more men. Thousands were killed and wounded in Iraq, and if there were an all out war those numbers would increase greatly.There is also little chance of fully extinguishing the ISIS movement. There will always be radicals looking to take advantage of instability in developing countries. We’ve seen it consistently throughout history and we will not cease to encounter it in the future. After years and billions pumped into annihilating Al Qaeda, They just shrunk out of the spotlight until they grew enough to be formidable once again. ISIS coming from Al Qaeda is living proof of the ineffectiveness of war. You can murder people, but you can’t murder a way of thinking, and that is what you would have to do to fully defeat ISIS. Any military accomplishments would simply be temporary. If we follow this course of action, or lack there of, we would risk things going horribly. The territory and resources ISIS controls may increase making them easier to deal with now rather than later. If we do nothing and they follow through on their threats to America, it would cost even more lives and money. If they increase their size it will be incredibly difficult and costly to suppress them. Not helping our

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