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Understanding the War on Terror 3rd Edition by Patrick Coaty
Understanding the War on Terror 3rd Edition by Patrick Coaty
Terrorism is not a matter characterized by present times. The vice, which has no legal binding has been around since the past affecting every political system in the world. However, terrorism is not based on bombs and other explosive ammunition: it is also based on the rebellious activities individuals take to voice out their distress with the current governments. Such protests force governments to label them as terrorists hence creating conflict between the rebels and the government. Thus, it is important to analyze the validation for the war on terror by evaluating past incidences that characterize terrorism.
Terrorism has been accredited because of power imbalances. This is evidenced by the French Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the monarchy from power resulting into a democratic system. Moreover, the revolution sparked the need to overthrow monarchical rule in Europe. The Bolshevik Uprising was also deemed terrorist since it ousted aristocratic rule in Russia (Coaty, 84). However, both revolutions implied the murder of innocent civilians related to the royal families hence deeming the revolutions as terrorist. Moreover, the international community defines terrorism as violent acts carried out against innocent civilians hence surmising that the uprisings advocated for terrorism.
Terrorism is also associated with the First and the Second World War. This is characterized by the various injustices carried out in Europe. The Holocaust was one of the historical events that indicated the height of terrorism. Close to 800000 Jews were massacred by the Nazi under the leadership of the German, Adolf Hitler, because of the negative feelings delved towards the Treaty of Versailles, which accused Germany as the instigator of the war. The Vietnam War also characterized terrorism. At first, the Vietnamese sought...