By David Whittaker
Come to phrases with terrorism's definition, origins, and future
- Examines the main pressing overseas topic of at the present time and the following day.
- Explores prior terrorists and their activities as a way to overview efficacy of present suggestions
- Written as brief items on a number of of the most important issues, this can be an obtainable, jargon-free, brand new advent
David John Whittaker is on the writer of the Terrorism guide (Routledge, 2001)
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Yet, how did a dedicated few ever believe that standing up for their rights and their compassion for the exploited worldwide would bring them wide popularity? Especially, if their arguments were linked with endjustifies-the-means violence? Perhaps this terrorism might have been avoidable if things had been handled differently. qxd 15/4/02 15:30 CONTEMPORARY Page 51 TERRORISM: EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS tive not just because of strong security measures but on account of a wide public concern to underscore their new post-Nazi constitution by making sure that a regime of terror would never again occur.
For many in the rest of the world, Libya, after ten years of independence, was acquiring the reputation of a trouble stirrer. Libya was now deploying infamous terrorists egged on by Quaddafi, a bellicose whirling dervish (in American words, at least) and, worse still, intervention like this went beyond political interference in neighbouring countries INTERVENTION WENT BEYOND POLITICAL to backing random horINTERFERENCE IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES rific acts of terrorism all TO BACKING RANDOM HORRIFIC ACTS OF round the world – in TERRORISM ALL ROUND THE WORLD.
Terrorism is described by most people as evil, fiendish, irresponsible, unspeakable. It is a cancer to be excised. Given that meaning, as it comes to us in a state of shock and sadness, we are quickly judgemental. It is never easy to be neutral and clearly analytical about something that taxes the emotions. Yet there is a need for that detachment if terrorism is to be understood. There have to be THERE IS A NEED FOR reasons why impassioned adherents to DETACHMENT IF TERRORISM violence, sometimes judged as crimiIS TO BE UNDERSTOOD.