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Threats to World Security: Roots of Terrorism

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Transcript of Threats to World Security: Roots of Terrorism

Agenda:
How's it Going?
End of Block Checklist...
Lesson 26 Review
Lesson 26 Focus Topic: Roots of Terrorism
Discussion Question?
Quiz
Threats to World Security: Roots of Terrorism
Focus Topic: Threats to World Security
Terrorism, the potential use of weapons of mass destruction, and ethnic and religious tensions threaten security around the world.
Terrorism in History
Over the last 200 years acts of terrorism have become more common
Terrorist Attacks
Latin America: Illegal drug trade major problem
Terrorism in Middle East:
Why do you think the Middle East has become the focal point of efforts against international terrorist groups?
1980's Islamist Groups:
Hamas-- Seek to destroy Israel & create an independent Palestinian state
Project 6 Outline:
Paragraph 1: Introduction, telling them what your topic/issue of choice is, along with three reasons why you chose your topic, included in your thesis statement.
End of Block Checklist:
Are most lessons completed?
Project 6 due Friday!
Achieve 100% on Workbooks
Achieve 80% on Checkpoints
The Final Exam MUST BE COMPLETED in order to pass the class!
How are your grades? Satisfied?
Paragraph 2: Information on the FIRST reason why you have identified this issue, why you view it as a challenge or threat. Include research to support your reasoning! Also include an example to support your reason and your research
Paragraph 3: Information on the SECOND reason why you have identified this issue, why you view it as a challenge or threat. Include research to support your reasoning! Also include an example to support your reason and your research.
Paragraph 4: Information on the THIRD reason why you have identified this issue, why you view it as a challenge or threat. Include research to support your reasoning! Also include an example to support your reason and your research
Paragraph 5: Conclusion, restate your thesis and summarize your main points.
Questions to consider:
1. How does the threat of terrorism affect today's World?
2. What other threats world security exist today?
Terrorist Groups use tactics to:
overthrow government
Fight for independence
Change society
Targets include: Presidents, Kings, and other political leaders-> Others kill ordinary Citizens
Why would they target these individuals?
Great Britain:
Irish Republican Army
(IRA) attacks on British to end British Control of Northern Ireland
South Asia: Suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks
The ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict
Resentment toward the West for colonial domination
Region is home to some radical Muslim organizations
These terrorist actions, however, are contrary to Islamic Law and are condemned by most Muslims
Hezbollah-- From Lebanon
Supported by
Iran
Formed in 1982 after Israeli invasion of Lebanon
Primary goal: the destruction of Israel
Fighting Terrorism
New legislation to strengthen international and domestic intelligence services
Department of Homeland Security
Government leaders increased their focus on the security of nations boarders and transportation networks
Military Action: (Or the threat of action)
Used to pressure countries suspected of supporting terrorist
2001: United States led military campaign invaded Afghanistan and forced out the Taliban government
2003: Another US led invasion targeting Iraq and its dictator Saddam Hussein
How are countries working to prevent terrorism ?
Dangerous Weapons: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Biological
Chemical
Nuclear
Biological Weapons
Made w/ organisms or toxins found in nature
including diseases and poisons
1972: More than 70 nations signed treaty prohibiting the production, or possession of BWs
2001: Anthrax was sent through the mail and killed 5 Americans.
Chemical Weapons
Mustard gas & Nerve gas use toxins to kill or injure
Used in both world wars
1980s Saddam Hussein used them in the Iran-Iraq war against Iraqi Kurds
1995 Japanese religious group used nerve gas in attack on Tokyo subway system
Nuclear Weapons
Considered the biggest threat to the world in the 21st century!
Cold War: The United States, Soviet Union and 60 other nations signed the
Nuclear Non-proliferation treaty
Arms control agreement meant to stop the spread of nuclear weapons
Difficult to control because nuclear technology can be used for legitimate purposes
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
routinely monitors countries suspected of developing nuclear weapons
2 DAY EXTENSION GRANTED TO EVERYONE!
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