The Threat Of Terrorism
By Alex and Pavinn
What Terrorism is ?
1.Laurendreau, and Mitchell state, ¨Terrorism refers to the strategy of achieving a political objective by means of a campaign of seemingly random violence. Acts of terrorism such as bombings, assassinations and kidnappings may be carried out either by those seeking to challenge the political status.¨
2. Laurendreau, and Mitchell write, "Despite the appeal of terrorism as a possible shortcut for the achievement of specific political goals, it is in fact a very difficult strategy to pursue. While almost any group can carry out an incident of terrorism, few have sufficient imagination and public relations skill to translate such acts into popular support. Most terrorist organizations can expect to fulfil certain short-term objectives, such as the acquisition of publicity. Long-term objectives, such as the attainment of political power or a change in the political status quo, are much more difficult to realize. Terrorist organizations which miscalculate in their choice of tactics or targets can rapidly alienate potential supporters."
3.Terrorism has been described variously as both a tactic and strategy; a crime and a holy duty; a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination. Obviously, a lot depends on whose point of view is being represented. Terrorism has often been an effective tactic for the weaker side in a conflict. As an asymmetric form of conflict, it confers coercive power with many of the advantages of military force at a fraction of the cost. Due to the secretive nature and small size of terrorist organizations, they often offer opponents no clear organization to defend against or to deter.
Why terrorism is a problem in our world
How to solve or raise awareness on terrorism
MLA Format Cites
"Terrorism." Canadian Encyclopedia (2002). 2002. eLibrary. Web. 09 Feb. 2016.
Ward, Clarissa. "Recruiting for ISIS." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.