Terrorism

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Terrorism

Imagine a world without terrorism... Imagine how much happier the world would be if it had no terrorism. Just take a moment to think about all of the people that would still be alive, all of the buildings that would still be intact, and all the mental trauma that could have been avoided. It sounds nice doesn’t it? I don’t know if this might have actually happened to you, but for those of you that it hasn’t, imagine if you’re father or mother would have died because of a suicide bombing. Imagine how you would feel… Now image it two time worse and that’s what 309 families in Iraq and Afghanistan feel daily. I’m pretty sure that we have all heard of the attack on 9/11. It was a day that devastated us all. I’m not sure if you know this but on the day of 9/11, there were about 50,000 people working in the World Trade Center, and that’s not all, there were about 140,000 visitors, and on that terrible day, 2,800 people lost their lives and about 1100 others were left injured. This Terrorist attack is just one out of many examples. In fact just a few weeks ago, Pakistan was condemned to a terrible terrorist attack. On the 26th of January 2008 a suicide bomber detonated himself near the back entrance of a Marriot hotel in Islamabad. Because of this 57 people died and over 200 were left injured. This may not seem as tragic to you as the 9/11 attack, but know this: the Pakistani government leaders were dining a mere couple hundred yards away, from where all of this had taken place. Now just take a moment to think about what could have potentially happened. Let’s say that the suicide bomber had known the whereabouts of this dinner, and this might just be me, but, I don’t think that this suicide bomber would have spent one moment’s hesitation in between choosing to blow up a Marriott hotel or, blow up half of the Pakistani government. Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase of terrorist attacks. According toU.S. NCTC, which takes into account...
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