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So, no, the war against terrorism can never be won in absolute terms.
For instance if religious fanaticism is analyzed, the emotional and spiritual motives can push a person to take lives, even their own. The course book lists beliefs and perceptions (Kegley & Wittkopf 177) that become an excuse for religious radicals to do anything in setting the world straight on the correct path. If they find any government secular or not religious friendly, they can start an open war with them. The problem is that it is not a conventional war to stop or destroy an advancing enemy. It is an ideological war. The terrorists will certainly score great sympathy from common people and regional power brokers, because they are the ones showing them the path of righteousness. Killing the leaders of these terror campaigns create martyrs, and the remaining lot almost worships them as their heroes. This only strengthens their cause.
One doesn’t need to study ancient war history to understand this plague. Chapter 7 of the book paints brief history of the twenty first century so far. The World Trade Centre incident, Afghanistan War, Iraq’s invasion, Madrid Bombing (2004), London Bombing (2005), Israel’s bombing in Lebanon (2006) and many other incidents demolishing any hopes for a peaceful century (Kegley & Wittkopf 197). The same paragraph also mentions the 2011 Arab demonstration for democratization as a ray of hope. This is highly debatable. The case of Egypt is enough to understand that terrorism can never be defeated in absolute terms. Despite the Arab Spring and powerful (bloody) protests against dictatorships, Egypt still yearns to see democracy in its true form. One needs to ask this question; have the Egyptian demonstrators been successful in achieving their goal? Toppling a dictatorship was just one part of it, true democracy is their destination? Is Egypt a true democracy today? If only military deals decide the
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It has been 10 years but the fight still rages on. The forces of United States have been engaged in War in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past 10 years. Eventually Osama Bin Laden, the person responsible for the terrorists attack on September 2011 was shot dead in an operation which was carried out by the Unites states in the heart of Pakistan;
Theories relating to just war have always tried distinguish between the right and wrong in these power games. The terminological conclusions of this distinction are the terms ‘just war’ and ‘terrorism’. “Terrorism is the random killing of innocent people, in the hope of creating pervasive fear” (Walzer, 2006).
The war on terror is going on thereby making the political grounds of the country vulnerable day by day and making more and more people psychologically weak. It seems as if both, 'war' and 'war on terror' has given nothing to the people but fear and anxiety to survive.
The world seems to have been engulfed by the problem of insecurity arising from the action of extremists and radical groups in the name of fighting fro their rights.
The September 11 attack in the US that brought the Twin Tower to the ground is perhaps one event that changed the security state of the world.
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon changed the nature and threat of terrorism. The attacks of 9/11 brought a dangerous phenomenon by which small cells of determined religious and fundamentalist
At the same time, the terrorism has started showing its negative impact in all corners of the world. Hence the objectives of the US military got changed according to the recent developments. These modifications consist of administrative changes,
and foreign policy strategies.1 Counterterrorism and anti-drug policies may even overlap, in the sense that it is commonly believed that the proceeds of illicit drugs trades are used to fund terrorist activities in many parts of the world.2 Afghanistan and Colombia are the
The ongoing war on Iraq is a military campaign that began on 20th March, 2003. Iraq was in an abject condition even before the invasion by a coalition of America, Britain and Australia. Occupation, the tyrannical rule of Saddam