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Terrorism
Gina York
HIS/135
December 16, 2012
Brian Russell

Terrorism
History shows us that nearly all countries around the world have at some point have been at war. They may have been the country that perpetrated the attack or possibly the one being attacked. The cause of the war often becomes clouded and after a while no one remembers what the real reason was to start with only that they are in fact in a war. America will, without hesitance or falter, offer assistance if needed.
Because the United States feels a duty to offer support to other countries who are in need, Americas intervention into wars that have and are still are being fought between other countries, we have made some countries or groups of people to have a marked hatred for us or America as a whole. In light of that fact we have come face to face with the most terrifying part of hatred. Terrorism. The definition of Terrorism is, “the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion”, however, a more precise definition is, “Systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective (Merriam-Webster Inc., 2012). The latter definition is how many Americans would define Terrorism.
Terrorist cells or groups or terrorists tend to populate in specific areas or countries. This could be because American soldiers came into these countries in an attempt to relieve the citizens of a dictator who was inhumane and treated the people with cruelty such as the Middle East countries. The commonality factor of terrorism or terrorist activity is that they all seem to be fueled or motivated by either politics or religion. However sometimes the reasons are simply out of hatred. There are times when politics and religion merge and become the reason for a terrorist attack such as the 2002 shootings at Los Angeles International Airport by Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayat that resulted in two deaths. According to a report filed...

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