Casey and Chessa

Terrorism after 9/11

Nagdy and Poser state, "The attacks of the 11 September 2001, known as 9/11, marked a turning point in world history and the beginning of the 'War on Terror'"(1). They also argue that the 9/11 attack was the cause of the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions and the cause of the approximate 4,500 deaths between the two.
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Packer explains how the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham controls thirty-five thousand square miles of land and states the way they make money as the selling of electricity and oil and other ways of "taxation". He also goes on to explain that he thinks they are a problem not only because they have killed so many people and waged so many attacks but because for most people, "ISIS is easier to ignore than to destroy" especially after people being haunted by the previous war in Iraq. Another problem the Packer describes is how ISIS is not just going to stay in the Middle East, "its many hundred fighters holding European and American passports will eventually return home with training, skills, and the arrogance of the battlefield victory."(1)
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Iraq Explained -- ISIS, Syria and War

Future on Terrorism/Preventing it

Payne explains, "recent advances in technology have enabled the media to communicate distant acts of violence ever more rapidly and in ever more graphic detail"(1). Payne thinks the way this graphic showing of the violence in other countries could be helped is to have a "cultural shift involving everyone: the TV producer who decides not to send a crew a second time to the scene of horrific violence, the newspaper editor who places the violence story on page two instead of page one, the consumer who cancels subscriptions to violence-laden outlets."
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Mohamed Nagdy and Max Roser (2015) – ‘Terrorism’. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: http://ourworldindata.org/data/war-peace/terrorism/ [Online Resource]

Packer George --George Packer. "The Common Enemy." New Yorker, The. 25 Aug. 2014: 17. eLibrary. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Payne, James L. "How mass media sows mass violence." Boston Globe. 08 Feb. 2016: A10. eLibrary. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.