How has terrorism affected your view of the world? What actions could be taken to combat terrorism? I feel that terrorism has only agitated the public and has had little emotional effect of me. It has however affected people around me, therefore indirectly affecting me. As for combating terrorism, I apparently mean what actions other than the ones currently in effect. There are two actions that may be taken, though both have grim consequences.
One could be to have the government to terrorize the countries that harbor terrorists, i. e. omb churches, airports, etc. ( replicate the actions taken against nations by the country in question as to make terrorism and or harboring terrorists a “bad” thing by all nations, putting the terrorists in the open). Apparently the terrorists would be effected by such things seeing as most terrorists still maintain an emotional capacity. They would hopefully feel guilt, or just be in fear such things would happen to their loved ones. This would hopefully persuade them to stop. The second is to do what we are doing. Both cost lives, but one costs fewer.
Additional DetailsWhen I say the government, I mean the government highering civilized crime agencies ( a mafia of sorts) to carry out these crimes. Apparently, what we are doing now is less effective, and in the long run will cost more lives. For those that take offense to this, think about it before you make a pejorative remark. Evaluate the scenarios and there positive/negative consequences before making a statement. Hopefully, we will find a method to suppress radicalist behavior and debunk those who machinate such schemes of destruction. Since other organizations will be commiting the “crimes”, we will act as a shelter to the people.
We will pretend to fight the new “terrorists”, which will unite the US with the citizens of countries in question. This will hopefully lead to unity, and erradicate hatred toward the US. Yes, we are not removing the hatred, but we are aiming it at someone else, so that we aren’t under fire. Then, the organizations can stop, leading to a mislead trust. Fear can be used to make a problem smaller. From there, we can destroy the smaller problem. Like it or not, terrorism has been around forever. 9/11 is the most significant terrorist act in modern American history and has jolted us from our slumber.
I don’t know if my view of the world has changed, but I am surprised that Americans are so willing to give up freedom for security like good socialists. I am saddened by the mobs at the malls this Xmas as if they have forgotten there’s a war and many conflicts around the world. I am angry that so few are demanding real policy change from our political leaders. As to what actions need to be taken to combat terrorism? For starters, we need to take homeland security as a serious matter. The debates around illegals are distracting us from border and port security matters.
We need to better manage the funds in rebuilding Iraq because every (billion) dollar saved can be spent on local security and intelligence efforts. Terrorism must be fought both abroad and at home. Next, we must stop fostering terrorism in the world. We may call them insurgents or terrorists, but we need to be mindful that those same people are hailed as heroes, freedom-fighters, and liberators by many in the Middle East and beyond. Every time a stray bomb blows up women and children, every time a soldier murders an innocent villiager, more freedom-fighters/terrorists are created.
To rebuild Iraq, we must put the Iraqi-people-building before nation-building. Finally, we must put freedom ahead of any single idealogy, both domestic and abroad. This means that we must implement security measures without taking away individuals’ due process under law, we must not allow any government agency to run amok and terrorize our own citizens. Our mission for freedom must be clear to both our soldiers and people of other nations so it does not appear as if we are fighting for oil and profit. Our mission for freedom must be so pure and true so others are willing to fight alongside with us and not against us.