Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
The 2010 Terrorism Risk Index - developed by the British global risks optional company Maple croft - ranks Canada and Germany as the major Western economies at lowest risk of attack.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Obama administration's prosecution of terrorism expects in U.S. criminal courts could be hobbled by a federal judge's decision to bar a key government witness from testifying in the first analysis of a prisoner who was held by the military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan are trying Ahmed Ghailani of Tanzania on charges that he conspired with Islamic militants to bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in which 224 citizens were killed. Ghailani's defense lawyers argued he was forced in interrogations while in CIA custody.
Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to permit a witness testify because he was located as a result of testimony coerced from Ghailani, a setback for the Obama administration.
The Obama administration has frequently said that U.S. criminal courts in the past have handled prosecuting terrorism cases and have pressed to have detainees from Guantanamo tried that way regardless of criticism from Republicans.
The decision, if prosecutors are unable to overturn it, could make it harder for the administration to win approval from the U.S. Congress to prosecute terrorism expects in criminal courts. That effort was previously facing challenges despite the fact that President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats control both chambers.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul concerns about the growing terrorist threats in the region despite the deployment of 150,000 foreign troops across Afghanistan.
"Terrorism in our region is a rising threat to world peace and security. The audacity and geographic scope of radical and terrorist groups harbored in our region continues to enlarge," Rassoul told the UN General Assembly on Monday.
According to the Afghan official, greater international cooperation is desired to defeat terrorism in the region.
"Terrorism remains a global challenge which can be defeated only through a rigorous international effort," he went on to say.
"If our international partners and allies wish to win the global war on terrorism, they must look beyond villages in Afghanistan, and engage in a plan that will effectively and decisively dismantle organizations and networks that carry on with immunity to support terrorist and radical militants," Reuters quoted Rassoul as saying.
Violence has increased to its highest level across Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted by US-led forces in 2001.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
When attempting to change the government through an insurgency, becomes grave to the terrorist:
The demonstration is, however, but one feature of the disorientation process. On a much deeper level, the goal is the isolation of the individual from his social context.
Monday, September 20, 2010
There are five types of terrorism:
- state terrorism
- religious terrorism
- criminal terrorism
- political terrorism, and
- Oppositional terrorism.
- The threat or use of violence;
- A political purpose; the desire to change the status quo;
- The intention to spread fear by commits spectacular public acts;
- The intentional target of civilians. This last element - targeting innocent civilians - is difficult when one tries to distinguish state terrorism from other forms of state violence.