Saturday, January 22, 2011

Terrorism -the weapon of the weakest.

Terrorism is a poor man's war. krish I do not agree with what you have posted on my wall. I do not agree because terrorism by no means is war.
Global Terrorism Strategy of United Nations approved in 2006 stated that it"strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes." The forms and manifestations have been a subject matter of discussion at this highest forum. The impact of terrorism is death and fear on the civil society and it is neither required nor is it desired.
Nelson Mandela, wrote in his autobiography: "the hard facts were that 50 years of non-violence had brought (my) people nothing but more repressive legislation, and fewer rights". But the answer despite this did lie in the political process. The dilemma for any community lies in understanding whether the cause of terrorism is “just” or not. Kenya, Sri Lanka Ireland, all of these are torn because of violence at one point or the other but international community has not been able to define the “just” cause of these internal violent demonstrations called terrorism. Bomb attacks on embassies, international jihad, are these the poor man’s war and who is poor in these attacks?
The word terror has its origin in the latin word terrere which means to frighten or to inflict fear. Since its independence in 1947 India has been facing the problem of insurgency and terror in different parts of the country. Terrorism is a premeditated attack on government and non government bodies or the civil population with the intention of resorting to intimidation tactics without taking territorial control. Terrorism is known as the weapon of the weakest.
Me and my people are the victims of terrorism.How can we understand it as a war. A war is never against the peace loving civil population. it is not aginst the children , the weak and the infirm. War is not fought with people who have never picked up a gun.
you may talk of Khameer Rouge, Klux klux Klan or the vietcom in the Vietnam, they were different.Where else tell me where else have you seen terror getting the attention.
It takes thousands of peaceful years for a culture to find place in the history. and it takes very little time for the terror to attempt at wiping it off . wars were fought between the armies , terror is one sided.

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