Terrorism

1) It is very difficult to resolve the international problem of terrorism
for several major reasons.

Terrorists usually don\'t claim responsibility for their actions until
the fuse is lit, it\'s not a case of Jack The Ripper sending an ear to the cops
and warning them who his next victim will be. Terrorists usually do claim
responsibility for their actions after the media is aware that something
happened, this gains recognition for their cause, which is often the reason they
resort to terrorism in the first place. These groups are often underground and
individuals rarely step forward, how can you arrest an entire group that you
can\'t touch?

Governments endorsing terrorist acts and providing a safe house for them
once they\'re on the run just adds to the problem. Hijackers can take their
hostages, get the ransom and fly the plane to the country of their choice. That
country is usually ready to welcome the criminal, for a small cut of the ransom.
Algeria used terrorism as a business to raise capital. By providing immunity,
they became a haven for terrorists. Many Middle Eastern countries resort to
terrorism when dealing with other nations. Saudi Arabia sponsors Islamic
terrorists to lay siege to Egypt. Terrorism is a means of influencing
international relations.

How can you prevent acts of terrorism when those paid to protect the
people are among the guilty? The Ku Klux Klan is a prime example of police
corruption and a government that turned its\' back on its\' people. Dirty cops and
prejudicial governments provided the fuel that burnt black churches of the
Southern States in the past . Many white citizens were not members of the Ku
Klux Klan, but most whites were reluctant to take a stand against the Klan until
the KKK\'s acts of violence began to threaten whites who were not white
supremacists. When whites began to oppose the Klan, they went underground and
were thought to have disbanded but they arose again before the first war and
once more during the civil rights movements of the 1960\'s. This problem has
arose again as Negro churches have again been targeted by arsonists. The police
have been unable to solve the majority of these crimes.

Hitler and his Nazi Regime could possibly be the worst example of a
government applying acts of terrorism on its people. When those at the top are
corrupt, how can the people defend themselves? Hitler\'s methods and ideologies
have made him one of the most feared and hated men in history. Stalin also used
acts of terrorism on his people. His death squads that patrolled the streets at
night and annihilated the homeless was supposedly done for a good cause. I
think that is very questionable.

Negotiating with terrorists can also be bewildering. Recently Prime
Minister John Major of Britain and Prime Minister John Bruton of Ireland were
engaging in peace talks with the Irish political party Sinn Fein. Sinn Fein is
the oldest Irish political party and has been striving for the independence of
Ireland for years. They were founded in 1905 and have representatives in every
major Irish town, they are considered to be the political wing of the Irish
Republican Army. Sinn Fein claims to have genuinely sought after peace but
continuing British bad faith has caused the IRA to act. The British deny these
accusations of bad faith and became puzzled when the IRA broke a long standing
cease fire with a bombing in the urban center of Manchester.

Negotiations can be impossible in the case of suicide bombers. Many
Japanese Cults can not be traced. Though their agents are always caught, they
can never be questioned. Suicide is deemed heroic by the Japanese, the Japanese
cult Aum Supreme Truth used sarin nerve gas on a Tokyo subway to cause terror,
other previous Japanese cults have committed mass suicide at the order from
their leader to avoid interrogation and incarceration. Often these leaders have
some type of mind control on their followers.

Some countries don\'t bother negotiating with terrorists. They take a
stance where if the terrorist asks for a million bucks they get squat. The
United States has a policy that is meant to deter terrorist-acts, no
negotiations, no mercy.

2) My position on this topic is anti-terrorism because terrorism is an unethical
method of gaining money or stealing publicity for a cause. Terrorists are
bullies that prey on the fears of the innocent. They drag women and children
into their wars with little concern for the lives that they shatter. They get
what they want by endangering the people that their enemies are responsible for.
The threat of a terrorist bomb is as