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Terrorism: How Dangerous Is The Threat? By General The Lord Guthrie Of Craigiebank

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Terrorism has been around since the dawn of history. It has not just been invented. In the twentieth century, terrorism was a familiar phenomenon. Many countries suffered: France, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, India, Pakistan, the Middle and Near East and Russia. In the mid-twentieth century, most terrorists tended to have relatively well-defined political objectives, such as liberation from colonial rule, the righting of perceived or real social and ethnic grievances and the release of political prisoners. This chapter focuses on two new aspects of terrorism - the first technological, the second ideological - that have increased difficulties in dealing with terrorism. Because of 9/11 and the unprecedented scale of al-Qaeda and their affiliates, the current focus is on terrorism associated with Islamic extremists. Today, a pathological individual can - alone or with very little help form others - kill thousands.

Keywords: Al-Qaeda; Islamic extremists; terrorism



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