Week 5 Case Analysis
December 4, 2011
Terrorism either international or domestic is an act to gain attention for a cause and to get a point across at the expense of innocent people. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (2011) proclaims that “Throughout its more than 100-year history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has protected the American people from threats to our way of life. As some of our greatest threats—gangsters, public corruption, hate crimes, cyber attacks, white-collar fraud, and terrorism—have evolved, the FBI has changed to meet them head-on” (FBI, 2011, p. 1). Terrorism of the past has occurred in third world countries and not until recently have the terrorist come home to roost right here in America. Terrorism has become an international and domestic problem that has taken the lives of innocent people, destroyed property, and assets and an alarming rate. The media is a tool the terrorist use to publicize, their intentions, motivations, and philosophy whether it be religious, political, or ideological. This assignment requires the assessment and case analysis of a domestic or international terrorist event. The event for the purposes of this paper is a bomb explosion outside the courthouse in the city of New Delhi, India. The Associated Press (2011) reported the event as “A bomb apparently hidden in a briefcase exploded Wednesday as people lined up outside a top court in New Delhi, killing 10 people and wounding scores more in the deadliest attack in India's capital in nearly three years” (p. 1). They further stated “The blast near a gate at the High Court the second at the building in five months came despite a high alert in the city and renewed doubts about India's ability to protect even its most important institutions despite a security overhaul that followed the 2008 Mumbai siege” (Associated Press, 2011, p. 1). The latest reports several days after the explosion indicate Terror has struck Wednesday Delhi again...
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