Title: CAN TERRORISTS DESTROY THE WORLD? Author: Arthur Zulu Contact Author: mailto: email@example.com Copyright: Copyright © Arthur Zulu 2002 Word Count: 622 Web Address: http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/10975
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CAN TERRRORISTS DESTROY THE WORLD?
By Arthur Zulu
Terrorism. Letís find some synonyms for that word: Organized violence. Genocide. Annihilation. Mass Suicide.
I wanted to add these words: nationalism, freedom fighter. But I find that words donít really fit in definition of terrorism.
I find other words: Hollywood, Cinema, Acting, and Dreaming. And I am surprised that these words are synonymous with terrorism. How?
Suppose you were some precocious artist in Hollywood who dreamt up a last day film involving knocking down of World Trade Center, Pentagon and perhaps White House before September 11, 2000. Let me tell you what will happen to you.
First, you will be taken to a psychiatric Hospital for brain check. Then if you were found to be of sound mind, you would be taken by FBI for questioning to determine source of your Satanic inspiration. And as you would be unable to prove it, you will be taken to a penitentiary in Guantanamo near Cuba -- far away from United States, so as not to influence good guys. Of course your terrific film would be censured.
But now that your dream is real -- Twin Towers collapsed in broad daylight taking away thousands (no thanks to terrorists), you will be most sought after person on earth to dream up sequel.
So saying goes in some quarters that these evil boys will someday destroy world. Whether you call them nationalists, freedom fighters, terrorists or basest creatures on earth, does not matter. You may go to School of Semantics.
Terrorists have a lot of factors in their favor. One. They have huge sums of money. Two. They have scientific know-how to take care of their deadly weapons. Three. They have a very large network spread across globe. Four. Modern technology have made communication and access to information easy for their members. Five. They are inconspicuous -- very hard to find. Your friend, neighbor, or that your prodigal son, may be a terrorist. Six. They believe that they are fighting a just cause, and are prepared to die. Seven. They are prepared to use deadliest weapons on earth to advance their cause. Eight. They are constantly changing tactics.