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Through the eyes of a terrorist The motivations behind the horror It is very clear to everyone world wide that any terrorist actions especially the most recent on September eleventh are very wicked and evil Everyone except the terrorists themselves that is So the question of what the terrorists underlying motivations are arises and for good reason The only person that can really answer that question is one who studies terrorism or is a terrorist himself In the book The Anatomy of Terrorism the author David Long reveals the point that one of the fundamental objectives of terrorists is to intimidate people by making them aware of their personal vulnerability Long IV It is also important to be able to decipher between terror and terrorism In the book Terror Terrorism author Frederick Hacker writes Terror which is inflicted from above is the manufacture and spread of fear by dictators governments and bosses It is the attempt of the powerful to exert control through intimidation Terrorism which is imposed from below is the manufacture and spread of fear by rebels revolutionaries and protestors It is the attempt of the so far powerless and the would be powerful to exert control through intimidation Hacker 144 Mr Hacker goes on to write Terror and terrorism are not the same but they belong together indissolubly linked by the shared belief that fear is the strongest if not the only effective human motivation and that violence is the best if not the only method to produce and maintain fear Hacker 144 I would have to say that thus far the terrorists have been quite proficient in executing their initiative As said by David Long Anyone who regularly reads a newspaper or watches the nightly news shows has seen the product of terrorist attacks in gruesome detail Anyone who has ever passed through a modern airport has come into direct contact with measures designed to stop terrorism Long
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