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Introduction to Terrorism: UNIT II ESSAY1Introduction to TerrorismUnit II EssayBradley Robb (2017)Columbia Southern University
Introduction to Terrorism: UNIT II ESSAY2When it comes to state involvement in terrorism there for three typologies of condoning acts of terrorism within a nation. State terrorism is acts that are used to instill fear in the citizens of its own nation. These acts are carried out by security forces, military, and police forces. Often thought of an example of state terrorism is the genocide utilized by the Nazi’s in WWII against the Jews. These were acts by the government, whose duties entail protect its citizens on a legal and moral sense. These acts not only are used to instill fear but to control the population and consolidate power. State-sponsored terrorism is when countries condone the use of terrorist organizations either within their borders or abroad and supply a means of funding or assistance with the intent that these groups combat their enemies and their international affairs. With this type of state involvement the US applies sanctions against these countries that utilize these means and each year a report is published with a list of countries currently deemed state-sponsored terrorism. Over the years this list has changed as countries have previously been placed on it but have adverted their ways. State-enabled terrorism is where terrorist organizationsare allowed to reside without direct support but protected within their borders so long as they attack other nations and citizens and none in which they reside. This has led to the use of safe havens where terrorist organizations and other criminals have a protection under the nation in which they reside, sort of a mutualistic relationship where both parties benefit working together, one receives protection while the other does their international dirty work. Two ideologies of terrorism, left and right wing, have expanded and become abundantly difficult to define over the years. Right-wing terrorist organizations depending on geographical location can be different than other parts. In the United States domestic right-wing terrorist groups often adhere to the principles of racial supremacy and embrace antigovernment, antiregulatory beliefs (Watson, 2002). There are three main ideological right wing movements in
Introduction to Terrorism: UNIT II ESSAY3the United States, white supremacy such as the Klu Klux Klan, anti-federalist such as the Sovereign Citizen Movement, and religious fundamentalists such as Christian Identity Movement. On the other end of the spectrum you have left-wing organizations whose goal is to