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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:43 AM
The cost of fighting terrorism
By Dipak K. Gupta
July 26, 2006
Often there seems to be an utter disconnect between actual threats of terrorism and the state response. In terms of cold numbers, the comparison between the probabilities of death from international terrorism with other real dangers seems almost absurd.
In the past 38 years, the MIPT-RAND Corporation database records on the average 375 deaths per year worldwide. This compares with roughly the same number of people who drown in bathtubs in the United States alone (about 320). Even when we add the total fatalities during the same period resulting from both international and domestic terrorism, the number rises to nearly 38,500, which is less than the automobile-related deaths for a single year in the United States.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:46 AM
First of all I believe that terrorists are not belongs to any specific religion. They make their own religion and belief. Because, attack and killing of innocent, unarmed, common people- not supported by any existing religion of the world- at least I don't know. Therefore we consider terrorists (without considering their religion) as some ferocious animal. They self certify themselves as religious leader.
An interesting subject but almost impossible to discuss with out getting into the religious aspects of current terrorism. Fairly or unfairly this would quickly be seen by some as an attack on their faith. State sponsored terrorism is easier to denounce however all rouge states know enough now not to overtly endorse and support terrorists as this puts them in the bull's-eye. Grinding poor countries do not have the resources or the political will to act on their own against small highly organized groups. Punishment directed to these courtiers would cause suffering for the innocent majority.
By contrast WWII was much clearer. Fascist and imperialistic governments bent on territorial expansion and domination of subjugated people. The western powers and Japanese people were extremely fortunate that the emperor of Japan surrendered as he did. If he had invoked his standing as a living "god" and called for resistance till the end millions more would have died on both sides.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:58 AM
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:42 AM
Modern Pirates Terrorize Seas With Guns and Grenades Stefan Lovgren
for National Geographic News
July 6, 2006
Piracy may seem like a romanticized scourge of the past.
In reality, piracy is flourishing from Sumatra to Somalia, and today's pirates are far from the lovable rogues who populate swashbuckling movies like the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
"There's nothing romantic about piracy," said Capt. Pottengal Mukundan, the director of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), based in London, England.
"These are ruthless people who are heavily armed and prey on people that are weaker than them."
IMB is a division of the Paris, France-based International Chamber of Commerce, which combats all types of business-related crime and malpractice.
According to IMB, pirate attacks around the world tripled in the decade between 1993 and 2003.
In 2003 alone there were 445 actual or attempted attacks in which 16 people were killed.
In the first three months of 2006, there were 61 successful or attempted attacks, compared to 56 incidents in the same period last year.
At least 63 people have been taken hostage this year—twice the number of hostages taken in the same period last year.
World's Most Dangerous Waters
Modern pirates prey mostly on cargo ships but also on fishing vessels, according to IMB.
Low-end pirates may not be interested in the cargo being transported. Instead they will board a ship and hold up the crew long enough to steal the large amounts of cash that many ships carry for payroll and port fees.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:09 PM
More than 4,000 British Muslims have passed through terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to security agencies, providing a fertile recruitment pool for the Islamist international jihad.
Last year, RAF Nimrod intelligence-gathering aircraft tracking Taliban radio signals in Afghanistan heard insurgent fighters speaking with Yorkshire and Midlands accents.
Edited by woodyblade, 16 March 2009 - 05:10 PM.
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