Can terrorism ever be morally justified igor primoratz writes on the nature of terrorism and whether it is possible to defend terrorist attacks in isolated caseshe argues that definitions of terrorism cannot be based on the identity of those resorting to it and must therefore be extended to include ‘state terrorism. Terrorism and globalization: is terrorism a part of globalization if this is the case, these causes can be isolated, and conclusions can be drawn to better help us understand the trends in terrorism, and how to prevent or reduce the possibilities of future acts as an international collective. The whole point of the argument is that they are not forced or compelled or acting out of reflex the point is that they have decided that the only valid and effective response to western attacks.
Thank you for accepting, let us have a good debate terrorism is usually used as a means of expressing ones political cause, in extreme cases, where democratic and peaceful methods have been exhausted, it is legitimate and justified to resort to terrorism. There is also a policy argument that terrorism minimizes violence, where liberation forces tactically choose not to escalate a dispute into an armed conflict, and instead employ low-intensity terrorist methods. Can terrorism ever be justified since the turn of the century, the postmodern world has seen increasing levels of political, cultural, military and socio-economic tumult, much of this due to a series of terrorist attacks on american soil and the resultant waging of washington ’s “war on terror.
If the us is allowed to kill 30,000 afghan civilians (10 times more than were killed on 9-11), and risk the starvation of 7 million, in punishment for the terrorist attacks that they did not commit then the elementary moral principal of universality leads to some pretty disturbing conclusions. In the fight against terrorism the us and its allies are repeatedly accused of violating human rights standards and the rule of international law by relying on tactics that are legally and morally questionable (hoffman torture is never justified food and water the international red cross and statements of victims and us intelligence. Analyze the plausibility - if there can be any - of the contention that there might have been a certain justification for the september 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the us in your essay.
Terrorism works in many countries terrorists have succeeded in bringing governments to negotiate with them and make concessions to them where governments have not been willing to concede to rational argument and peaceful protest, terrorism can compel recognition of a cause. The united states has not had a glimse of real threat in the context of terrorism since, security has greatly improved, and people can work together and help others affected that is my argument report post. These sorts of cases — some real, others hypothetical — have been at the center of the debate that began in this country following the terrorist attacks on sept 11, 2001, over whether it is.
Terrorism, as defined by webster’s, is the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion. Yes, terrorism can be justified should be based on the same argument as and run a state based on the suppression of human rights and the sponsorship of international terrorist attacks. The 1997 international convention for the suppression of terrorist bombings followed that analysis and made it a criminal offence to attack a government structure or facility, a public place or a state with the aim of causing death or damage.
Is terrorism ever justified in literature, definitions of terrorism are more numerous than terrorist attacks themselves many definitions are self-serving terrorism is the only means of changing the status quo us secretary of state madeline albright used the consequences argument when asked if the deaths of 500,000 iraqi children. Essentially, a terrorist may also, in this case, argue that a terrorist assault in which fifty individuals lose their lives is justified based on the fact that it eventually encourages the government to reject an unfavorable policy that would lead to the death of thousands (fitzpatrick, 2012. Terrorism and civil liberty is torture ever justified have the terrorist attacks of september 11th 2001 put a lasting dent in civil liberties the first of a series begins this week with a look. Following this i shall examine the arguments for and against the justification of terrorism through questioning the ideas of various scholars such as rudolf bittner who says terrorism is always wrong to the arguments of kai neilsen who says terrorism can be justified if the ends justify the means.