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The War Against Terrorism
Stan Mihaylov Dr. Reichert ENGL 1102 2/15/2011 The contend against Terrorism Military actions be the greatest folly which mankind has ever created. Since the creation of the human race, there is a trend that the stronger nations overturn their power and will over the weaker nations. If in ancient times contends were happening primarily to take on new territories and resources, it was sufficiently clear and justifiable for a whole nation to stand behind that idea. However, wars immediately argon provoked by vague and unjustifiable reasons.The modern world as I pull in it is against fighting in wars, however at the same time it spends spacious amounts of money for the creation of weapons and armed services supplies. Today every nation imposes peace, but with a big army behind its back. The scars of the past a few(prenominal) wars take a shit not been erased yet wars which have been c on the wholeed World Wars for their scale. World War I broke verboten in consequence of the poverty of one differentwise strong nation Serbia, World War II happened because of the ambition of one otherwise normal man who believed that the slew with blonde hair and blue eye are the dominant race.Unfortunately, these two are the most significant events for the whole 20th century. The century in which we live right now, the 21st century, will not remain bloodless either. The war of our century is scarce one, and it is called The War against Terrorism. What is actually terrorism? Terrorism is hatred to man and to mankind. Terrorism is a flushed war against the civilians and its goal is to cause fear in the society and to attract the medias attention. There is international terrorism as well as domesticated terrorism.Domestic terrorism is when a single person or a group of people go out and kill haphazard civilians. A great example of domestic terrorism is the Anthrax attacks in 2001 and the Texas cyanide bomb attack. Terrorists have changed the means by which they ac hieve their goals. Until 9/11 even the best specialists on terrorism couldnt have guessed that the terrorists will use planes honest of civilian passengers as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers. I will always repute that day 10 years ago when the terrorists killed to a greater extent than 3000 people.I was back in Bulgaria, a year in advance me and my family moved to the United States. It was a beautiful subsequentlynoon around 5pm and I was watching TV when all of the sudden the show stopped and the World Trade Centers appeared on the screen. I was wondering what was going on and why they started showing the news, but soon enough I axiom a plane finish a building. At first I thought it was an action movie but when the news diarist started talking well-nigh terrorist attacks on the United States, I understood what was happening.I will too never go forth the thumping sound of people jumping off the buildings and hitting the ground. This was the clearest and also the scariest thing I think from that sad day. The most natural reaction after the impact on the World Trade Centers is the solving of war. War against what, against who? Terrorism is not a single person or a nation. The U. S. Millitary attacked a contrasted and paltry coun turn out like Afghanistan, but very soon it appeared that the capture of the perpetrators of the attack is impossible. The United States, however, saw an opportunity to capture their oil reserves.Such a powerful country as the United States soon brought in the whole world into its own war but it calls it under a different name The War against Terrorism. This put the start of a massive production of weapons and supplies. Just the United States alone spend more(prenominal) than $1. 8 billion a week against the fight with terrorism (Msnbc. com). Just a month after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, President George Bush created the first institution against terrorism called the Office of Homeland shelter whose ma in objective is to prevent terrorist attacks.Can the war on terrorism ever be won? I think there is no way because violence brings more violence. This cliche is true, and it also uncovers the truth close to the war against terrorism. Its like trying to extinguish a fire using gasoline. The more violent the attacks against the terrorists, the more violent their revenge will be. The terrorists have many followers around the world. In the maturation countries of the eye East, the children learn to shoot a gun from a very preadolescent age, learn about the various explosives, as well as the electronic mechanisms used to make detonators.These abilities combined with the hatred for the west, and more specifically the United States, are a very dangerous combination for the making of a huge army of terrorists. They are willing to die for their cause. There are people who dont apprise their life. The death during a fight is their way to happiness. One of the many reasons for which terr orism exists is because the democratic, richer countries in the world try to push their views on the poorer Middle Eastern ones.The people in those countries dont really have a point in life because no matter what they do, they will still be poor and thats why they decide to take revenge and join the terrorist groups. They think that its some other countrys fault that they are in this situation which is not necessarily true. And because they have been told from young age that when they die they will go to a happier place, they dont even hesitate about doing it. Children on both sides of the world are brainwashed from very young age.In the United States, children are told that the Middle Eastern countries are a bad and dangerous, whereas the children in the Middle East are told that the United States are the bad guys. The war against terrorism is a very harsh one because there are also countries which openly support the terrorist actions Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, etc. They supply the terrorists with shelter, weapons, and financial aid. Another incident that shaped the way I see this war is when I saw a image how an U. S. Army helicopter attacked civilians in Iraq.The video caused a lot of chaos around the United States government because they wanted the world to think they were the good guys. The video basically showed how an American helicopter attacks civilians in Iraq, not terrorists. It was very graphic and when I watched it, I thought about how unforgiving war was. The terrorists killed a lot more civilians on 9/11 but is it right for the U. S. Army, which is supposedly on the good side to go and kill random people? I think this is where the mythic reality comes into play.The United States wants the world to think they are the good guys, and because of the attacks on 9/11 they accomplished that position. This gives the United States a reason to do whatever it wants with the civilians from the countries of the Middle East. now dont get me wrong, I am not saying that what the United States does is bad or wrong. If somebody attacks, and there is no way to solve things peacefully, war comes into play, but it wouldnt it be a lot better if the U. S. Army was to seek the ones who arranged the attacks on 9/11, not some random civilians who have no idea what is going on?Terrorism is not just going on in the United States, it is a global thing in which involves almost every nation. After the attacks on 9/11, most of the airports around the world created stricter security rules. The recent attack on the airport in Moscow, Russia also killed more than 30 innocent people. It is not for sure if it was one of the Middle Eastern terrorist groups, but it was a terrorist act nonetheless. Schoen, John W. How Much Is the War in Iraq Costing Us? Msnbc. com. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. .