Model for the Eradication of Terrorism
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Ten years after September 11, 2001, a date that consecrates the day that the United States of America felt victim of the most vicious terrorist attack in its recent history; it becomes increasingly critical to spell out what terrorism is and what it is not. Indeed, in the aftermath of May 1, 2011, a historical date during which President Obama announced to the American people and to the rest of the world that, US special forces have killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind and prime responsible for the barbaric attack of September 11; it becomes critical to clearly establish a distinction between what constitute terrorist activities as opposed to freedom fighter activities. The answer to this question will help the United States, Britain and allies to effectively and efficiently prosecute the war on terror worldwide and, in turn, make the earth, our global village, a better and safer place to live. From this perspective, this essay pursues four major objectives.
The above-mentioned Terrorism, “Senders and Targets” Model summarized in Fig. 2, is a “Two-Side” model: The left side and the right side. On the left side, you have the senders. In light of the September 11 barbaric attacks, senders include: The United States, United Nations, NATO, the European Union, and the Arab Leagues. On the right side, you have the targets, which include Osama bin Laden and his disciples, the rogue states, and several foreign and local terrorist organizations’ networks. From this model perspective, in order to effectively and efficiently eradicate or minimize domestic and international terrorism (see arrow 1), senders need to develop appropriate means and/or strategies (see arrow 2). For their efficiency and effectiveness, these means and/or strategies must simultaneously take into account senders’ goal (see arrow 3), terrorism root causes (see arrow 4), and terrorists’ survival mechanisms (see arrow 5). In addition, above all, senders must fulfill a number of basic requirements in terms of: Do's & Don’t, Checklist, Enforcement Agencies, Humanitarian Institutions, etc (see arrow 6). Once the means are assembled and the basic requirements are fulfilled, senders act. That is, they trigger their actions (see arrow 7). Given that targets are not static entities, but are dynamic ones, once confronted with senders’ actions (see arrow 7), they react. Targets’ reactions include: Checking the compatibility and/or incompatibility of senders’ actions to both, terrorism root causes (see arrow 8), their interplays with senders’ goals (see arrow 9), and putting into motion their survival mechanisms (see arrow 10). They do so, by making sure that their survival mechanisms outweigh both, senders’ strategies and their basic requirements (see arrow 11). In other words, targets’ feedback and/or reactions (see arrow 12) are functions of the effectiveness and/or ineffectiveness of senders’ actions and requirements in tackling terrorism’s root causes. What does this mean? This means, one cannot effectively and efficiently eradicate or minimize domestic and international terrorism; unless senders’ means, strategies, and basic requirements adequately address terrorism’s root causes, effectively weaken and/or totally eradicate targets’ survival mechanisms; and keep in check unknown variables. To put it briefly, for domestic and international terrorism to be effectively and efficiently eradicated or minimize:
Dr Silika - a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire - is a Fulbright and World Bank scholar. He holds a Master degree in Public Administration (MPA), and a PhD in Political Economy and Public Policy (PEPP), from the University of Southern California. His field of specialization comprises four basic layers.
The first layer focuses on: Economic history and development, with special emphasis on the inquiry into the nature, origins, and causes of the international spread of Modern Economic Growth (MEG) from 1750 to present; Economic growth and human welfare; Classical economic theory and its critics; Neoclassical economic and its critics; Liberal capitalist democratic tradition (i.e. capitalism and democracy as compatible); and Critics of the liberal capitalist democratic tradition (i.e. capitalism and democracy as discordant).
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Dr Silika is fluent in French, English, Swahili, Lingala, and Topoke. In addition to Model for the Eradication of Terrorism, Dr Silika is working on his second book titled, Understanding Congo’s Holocaust: the Dodd Frank (1502) Legislation, the MNCs, Museveni, Kagame, and Conflict-free Minerals in eastern Congo]. Dr Silika is CEO/Owner of Efficient Care, LLC. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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