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Political Science 222 Test 2 04:22 Terrorism
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Terrorism is a form of political violence targeted at civilians to achieve political  goals where creating fear is usually high among the intended effects. Valls claims that TERROR CAN SOMETIMES BE JUSTIFIED.  “Most definitions  of terrorism suffer from at least one of two difficulties.  First, they often define  terrorism as murder or otherwise characterize it as intrinsically wrong and  unjustifiable.  The trouble with this approach is that it prejudges the substantive  moral issue by definitional consideration.”  In other words terrorism is murder,  murder is bad, therefore terrorism is bad. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: JUS AD BELLUM/ Israelis/Palestinians Just Cause:  Israelis were trying to live in peace, but were attacked by suicide  bombers, their motives were defensive Proper Authority:  Democratic government authorizes Right Intention:  Motivated by the cause? End Proportional to the means? Will the end be worth the cost in lives?  Yes,  right to exist, live free of random violence. Reasonable chance of success Last Resort Palestinians Just Cause:  Defensive right as well.  Don’t lose that right just because they  are a stateless people.  It is because the land was stolen that they are a  stateless people.  It can’t be used as a reason to deprive them of a  justification to defend themselves.   Proper Authority:  There is no state, just parties.  Traditional just war theory  regards private group violence as chaos, crime. Right Intention:  motivated by just cause Ends proportional to the means: this is low for the Palestinians Reasonable chance of success: Do the Palestinians have a reasonable  chance of success at attaining a state?  They do, part of the road map, 
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