Why Is It Important to Address the 9/11 in Literature?

“Fact or fiction? Which is the best way to handle an event as momentous as 9/11?” – Michael Billington. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, media and non-fictional responses were rife; the image of the burning Twin Towers is one which has become embedded in the global consciousness. However, amongst these ‘factual’ depictions, … Read more

The Role of America in the Global War on Terror

The United States’ Role on the War on Terror According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the War on Terror is a phrase used to describe the “American-led global counterterrorism campaign launched in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” As a result of those attacks, President George W. Bush mainly aimed to eliminate terrorist groups … Read more

Islamic Terrorism

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s and the cold war over, the international community seemed to be on the threshold of an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Instead, a new series of problems was created, like ethnic conflicts, weapons proliferation, environmental problems, population growth, drug trafficking, and terrorism. Terrorism, … Read more

Terrorism a hot topic

Imagine this scenario: You and another fifteen thousand hockey fans decide to spend the night watching the Washington Capitals take on the Philadelphia Flyers. You get your tickets, your food, and your program and you sit down in your seat. You can barely wait for the game to start, let alone end, because you have … Read more

Who are the real terrorists

When the word “terrorists” is heard, most people in the west think of relatively the same thing. Long-bearded men with long dresses called “thawb” that dangle to just above the ankle, or veiled women with nothing visible to the public but their eyes if they were shown at all, or young men and children dressed … Read more

An Explanation of Terrorism

After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an … Read more

Terrorism – Growing International Problem

Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had … Read more

An Explanation of Terrorism

After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an … Read more

The War on Terror

Terrorism, until the 9/11 attacks on the Untied States, has remained a dormant issue in the media. Although it has been around for centuries, the organized use of violence to target non-combatants for political purposes is one of the most effective ways to gain media attention. Mainly used by extremist groups in the hopes of … Read more

Terrorism as an International Phenomenon

International terrorism, intelligence gathering and covert operations are all phenomenon, which intrigue the minds of many people both young and old. This paper is a historical recount and study on the various elements that comprise an international operation. It is also a vehicle for discussing the effects of intelligence agencies around the world, with particular … Read more

Terrorism has been used in societies

Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U. S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” is still alive … Read more

September 11: War is Not a Good Thing

Two of the most prominent buildings in America’s most prominent city go down. Sounds like a nightmare that belongs only in Tom Clancy’s novels. After the event many were angry, many were thoughtful, but most of all there was a sense “what now? ” The Defense Secretary was implying war, President Bush strongly stated he … Read more

September 11th attacks

First shock, then terror, followed by sorrow and lastly rage were my emotions on September 11th, 2001 when a hijacked airliner crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. Tunh! Tunh! Tunh! All circuits are busy; please try again at a later time. This message kept repeating as I tried to call my cousin … Read more

Terrorism Is Evil

Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U. S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” is still alive … Read more

Bioterrorism Report

You wake up early for work and kiss your family goodbye. On your daily transit you see a man drop a glass vial in the subway, but you think nothing of it. Moments later you become a statistic. A statistic of Bioterrorism. The threat of Bioterrorism, long ignored and denied, has heightened over the past … Read more

Terrorism, a growing problem

It is a word that strikes fear into many. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, and has caused empires to rise, fall, and allowed people to gain power. Terrorism is a growing problem in this unstable world. A simple act of terrorism can cause tensions to break between two countries, as seen … Read more

An Explanation of Terrorism

After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an … Read more

Terrorism: violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking

Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had … Read more

September 11th attacks

First shock, then terror, followed by sorrow and lastly rage were my emotions on September 11th, 2001 when a hijacked airliner crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. Tunh! Tunh! Tunh! All circuits are busy; please try again at a later time. This message kept repeating as I tried to call my cousin … Read more

Terrorism and hostage taking

Terrorism and hostage taking may be as old as civilization itself. There are numerous references to abduction throughout Greek mythology. In midievil times hostages were taken for money or a guaranteed safe passage through a country. In the U. S. , Indians on the western frontier terrorized settlers to frighten them away. Throughout the twentieth … Read more