America and Terrorism in the 21st Century
Initial Post Instructions
Consider a few terrorist activities since the 1980s until today. Here is a starting point:
1983: United States Embassy in Beirut and Kuwait is bombed
1988: Osama bin Laden re-organizes Al Qaeda in Pakistan to carry out attacks
1993: World Trade Center Bombing (first time)
1995: Oklahoma City Bombing
1998: United Stated Embassy bombings Nairobi and Sar Es Salaam
2001: 9/11 Bombing of the World Trade Centers
2001: Bio Terrorism begins (anthrax letters and Bill Gates’s warnings on bio terrorism)
2013: Boston Marathon Bombings
2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Then, address three (3) of the following and craft a response, as a whole, for your selections:
Explain if you think that global terrorism can be stopped.
Analyze the responsibility of the United States today to be the world’s ‘policeman.’
Assess if peace and stability in the Middle East are vital to U.S. economy and national security.
If the United States withdrew its troops from the Middle East tomorrow, would the terrorist threat end. Why or why not?
Assess if the use of military force is the only way to prevent terrorism. Are there other possible alternatives? Which strategy is best and why?
Compare your selections and analysis of selections with those of your peers. If they chose different events, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same events, build on their posts by providing additional information about the events that you have not already noted in your own post.
American and Terrorism in the 21st century
Global terrorism has become one of the biggest domestic and international challenges in the United States (Gardner, H. 2017). Several activities have occurred since the 1980s up to today due to the emergence of terrorism. They included the United States embassy in Beirut and Kuwait being bombed in 1983. Beirut was destroyed by the car bomb explosion that killed people. The terrorist was organized in protest of our military presence in Lebanon. In 1988 Osama bin laden re-organized Al Qaeda in Pakistan to carry out attacks. He established al Qaeda and was deported from Saudi Arabia in 1992, and moved his base to Sudan up to when U.S. pressure forced him to move out of Sudan in 1996. After Osama bin laden established a basement in Afghanistan, he announced war against the United States usher in related attacks. Last but not least, during the year 2018, there has been a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. This took place at the tree of life, whereby the perpetrator killed 11 people and wounded six, including the holocaust survivors.
Global terrorism cannot be stopped. It has been tried for many years, but nothing has changed. The American rate of terrorism has the highest superiority for the trump organization and council (Silva et al., 2020). To weigh terrorism and retort to intimidation, I have operated with my workmates to better consider terrorism by evaluating its cause and effects. Based on this work, six issues stand out as the primary problems for expanding better policy on checking terrorism. That terrorism is rare, mass attacks\are rare, terrorist groups are not alike, improving prevention, assigning responsibility is challenging, and strategy development.
Peace and stability are vital for the well-being of the American economy and its national security. National security is observed in military capability and internal security affairs against revolutionary and insurgents. They are vital to our power grab oil to continue our conquest for the global denomination. That’s why we have over 600 militaries allowing has to have bases worldwide to have immediate war response across the globe. The United States withdrawing its troops in the Middle East cannot stop the terrorist threat. This, in another way, led to an authority opposed in the Middle East. Washington could hold up fighting itself back. Notwithstanding discrepancy over pulling out U.S. military help to the Kurds in northern Syria, both the legislation of U.S. President Donald Trump and the pacemaker for the self-government presidential selection comply with ending “endless wars,” which is code for lessening the sweep of all U.S. employment at long, especially in the Middle East. With the Islamic State mostly conquered and the threat of terrorism diminished, the reasoning goes that the United States no longer requires active occupancy in the region.
Gardner, H. (2017). American Global Strategy and the “War on Terrorism”. Routledge
Silva, J. R., Duran, C., Freilich, J. D., & Chermak, S. M. (2020). Addressing the myths of terrorism in America. International Criminal Justice Review, 30(3), 302-324. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1057567719833139