The Total Cost
Introduction Terrorism has many costs, whether it is emotionally, or financially. No matter the results, failed or successful, there are costs involved. The terrorist utilize finances, energy, time, design and method engineering, as well as the one being terrorized incurring the possibility of greater costs. Either way it is viewed, the loss of life remains the biggest cost, and most impacting. The effect of a single act of terrorism causes fear, reduced lives, jobs, purchases, travel, and lost wages, salaries, and time. Even the “failed” attacks succeed in hitting American 's wallets. Understanding the history, causes, and methods used in most terrorism and the initial attacks, helps to develop an understanding of prevention, which ultimately helps protect what each individual holds as valuable. (Indivigilo, 2009, p.1)
Terrorism Defined from the Beginning Terrorism is not easily defined due to the fact that the meaning changes with the changes in social and historical contexts. Although, terrorism is another tactic of Satan’s attempt to remove our relationship from God. The history of terrorism is as old as human 's willingness to use violence to affect politics. The Sicarii were a first century Jewish group who murdered enemies and collaborators in their campaign to oust their Roman rulers from Judea. The Hashhashin, were an Islamic group of secrecy in Iran and Syria from the 11th to 13th century. During that time, terrorism began throughout the international system of nation-states. Their success was based on the mass media 's creation of fear and terror amongst many people. (Zalman, 2001) Modern terrorism originated from the French Revolution (1789-1799), to describe the action of the French government. After World War II, people revolted against European domination of the world, and nationalistic groups were then viewed as a terrorist group. As years pass, hate groups, violent
References: Carter, Shan and Cox, Amanda. (2011). One 9/11 tally: $3.3 trillion. Found on April 30, 2012 at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/08/us/sept-11-reckoning/cost-graphic.html. Clarke, Roanold V. and Newman, Graeme R.. (2007). Policing: A journal of policy and practice. Oxford Journals. Volume 1, Issue. Pp. 9-20. Indiviglio, Daniel. (2012). The economic cost of terrorism. Found on April 30, 2012 at http://www.theatlantic.com/business/print/2009/12/the-economic-cost-of-terrorism/32650/. White, Jonathan R. (2009). Terrorism and homeland security. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Zalman, Amy. (2001). The history of terrorism. Found on April 30, 2012 at http://www.terrorism.about.com/od/whatisterroris1/p/Terrorism.htm?p=1. (2012). The causes of terrorism. Found on April 30, 2012 at http://www.terrorism.about.com/od/causes_terro.htm?p=1. I have neither given nor received any assistance on this assignment that has not been disclosed in the document submitted. I have not violated nor observed any violations of the Liberty University Honor Code as it applies to this assignment.