The Global Fight of Terror Implications of 9/11
Authors: Tamta TSKHOVREBADZE
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The attention which is given to terrorism is often considered disproportionately to its real danger. The use of terror as a meanto attain personal or political objectives exists all over the world. Terrorism incidents kill and maim millions of people. People strivefor power and these power-wielding individuals may commit terrible acts.Modern terrorist ideology has changed. Victims of terrorism are often those who have no offensive intentions towards the terrorists– passengers, journalists, diplomats, educators, students, business executives and other civilians.Nowadays terrorists are more likely to choose this tactics rather than the traditional methods - assassinations of heads of stateor prominent officials. Terrorists prefer easy targets.Less than 12 hours after the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush proclaimed the start of a global war on terror. Ever since, there hasbeen a vigorous debate about how to win it. Bush and his supporters emphasized the need for the offensive attack against terroristsand to use all existing levers for countering such brutalities.Radicalization and terrorism have become major problems at national, regional and global levels, as a threat to collective security.Deepening the problem even more, the significance of Terrorism personifies not only casualties and annihilation of the enemybut also implies moral claims.The aim of this paper is to analyze whether it is possible to win the global war on terror and make readers get acquainted withthe coordinated, collective and global structuring war effort which has developed since 9/11.