The new century is claimed to bring a new problem to the society – the problem of terrorism. This social phenomenon influences the life of many countries, putting the lives of the citizens in danger, creating the feeling of anxiety and insecurity, turning the life of ordinary people into a horror film and making them think about war. Governments of many countries try to fight terrorism; but for some strange reason this fight is largely unsuccessful. So, why does it happen?
First and foremost, it is worth mentioning that the idea of terrorism is not so new. In fact, it originated a long time ago and one of the earliest attempts of a terrorist attack (which, however, was unsuccessful) dates back to the time when Guy Fawkes decided to blow up the British Parliament together with the King. It was widely used by the IRA in the twentieth century and, although it definitely caused a lot of grief and misery to the families of the individual victims of the terroristic attacks, had not been considered a major threat to the countries, until one day it was proclaimed that the whole world must direct as many efforts as possible to solve this problem.
As soon as it happened, major world countries got involved into a subtle war without any result: the war in Iraq was followed by the war in Afghanistan. Any military conflict involved a lot of money spent and a lot of slogans proclaimed. However, the result that was achieved leaves much to be desired.
The war against terrorism is nothing but a state money laundry machine with lots of lives involved. We are made to…