Adjusting to Terrorism

When comparing Terrorism and Organized Crime, the consistencies between these two issues are abundant. Terrorism and terroristic groups can be viewed as larger scales of organized crime and organized crime groups, as well as be inter-twined groups that can work together, as a means to support one another’s interests and/or causes. Of course this union is created for the sole purpose of whatever benefits each group will gain from their interactions with the other and nothing more. This type of relationship that can be formed by two of the most powerful and sadistic groups such as this can be very dangerous and consequential.
Many times, terrorist groups obtain funding through organized crime venues and/or tactics. In some of the bigger cities, such as New York and Chicago, it is much harder to prevent terrorism from occurring. This is due to the fact that many times larger cities are targets for terrorism, as they are areas highly populated and centers of the economy, so as to create a greater impact. Further, terrorism can also influence unscrupulous individuals who hold positions of power, if the right price is offered. Unfortunately, if the transactional amount is appealing enough, greed will win out over conscious. This makes it hard for the FBI and other such organizations to combat and eliminate these terroristic groups, due to these groups making threats and the influence they can hold within various arenas.
There are some obvious problems that law enforcement faces, when it comes to combating terrorism. One is that law enforcement tries to reduce terrorism through the capture and detainment of the terrorism group leaders. The bad thing about this is that the terrorism group already has a back-up plan in place of the next in line leader that will be promoted to be in charge of the group. This approach does not destroy the group and eliminate the issues it creates; rather, it only halts operation for just a few days. In the intelligence field, the...