APEX of Terrorism as speculated herein is a theory to be proven.
I. Background: (Bing Research)
The term “apex of terrorism” can have different meanings depending on the context and perspective. Here are some possible interpretations based on the web search results:
- One way to understand the apex of terrorism is to see it as the most extreme and violent form of political aggression, which aims to instill fear and insecurity among the targeted population. This is the definition used by some scholars who study the psychological and motivational aspects of terrorism.
- Another way to view the apex of terrorism is to refer to the small number of militants who carry out terrorist attacks, as opposed to the larger base of supporters who share their ideology.
- A third way to interpret the apex of terrorism is to identify it as the highest level of threat or challenge posed by terrorist activities, which requires a strong and coordinated response from the authorities and the society.
These are not the only possible meanings of the term, but they illustrate how different sources and contexts can shape the understanding of a complex and multifaceted phenomenon like terrorism.
II. Terrorism and Organized Crime: (Bing Research)
Terrorism and organized crime are both forms of criminal activity that involve the use of violence, coercion, and intimidation to achieve their goals. However, they differ in their motivations, objectives, and methods.
Terrorism aims to overthrow the existing government or change the political or social order by creating fear and instability among the population. Terrorism is driven by ideological, religious, or ethnic reasons, and seeks to influence public opinion or coerce authorities to accept their demands. Terrorism primarily uses violent means, such as bombings, shootings, kidnappings, or hijackings, to target civilians or symbolic locations. Terrorism also relies on propaganda and media attention to spread its message and recruit supporters.
Organized crime aims to form a parallel or alternative power structure that coexists with the existing one by exploiting illegal markets and activities. Organized crime is driven by economic gain and profit and seeks to protect its interests and expand its influence through corruption, bribery, or intimidation. Organized crime prefers to avoid violence and attention, as they can disrupt its operations and attract law enforcement. However, organized crime can also resort to violence when necessary, such as in turf wars, contract killings, or extortion. Organized crime also relies on secrecy and loyalty to maintain its structure and network.
While terrorism and organized crime have different motivations and objectives, they can also have some linkages and interactions in certain contexts. For example, some terrorist groups may engage in organized crime activities, such as drug trafficking, arms smuggling, or money laundering, to fund their operations or acquire weapons. Some organized crime groups may provide logistical support, safe havens, or expertise to terrorist groups for a fee or a share of the profits. Some individuals may also belong to both terrorist and organized crime groups, or switch from one to another over time.
Therefore, terrorism and organized crime are distinct but not mutually exclusive phenomena that pose serious challenges to national and international security. They require different but coordinated responses from governments and law enforcement agencies that address their root causes, methods, and impacts.
III. The Illusive APEX:
Who did what, where, and when? Defining the starting point of an event or issue is seldom easy, and usually occurs long after events or issues are identified. Even then, determining purpose or cause is not always clear.
Frequently the apex of the event or issue begins at the highest level of a hierarchy, organization, or other power structure regarded as a triangle or pyramid.
IV. The Beer Summit: (Bing Research)
The Beer Summit was an informal meeting that took place on July 30, 2009, at the White House. The meeting was arranged as a gesture of reconciliation after a controversial incident in which the owner of a home was arrested on suspicion of breaking and entering. The arrest sparked a national debate about racial profiling and police misconduct. The president stated publicly that the police acted “stupidly” which drew criticism from law enforcement groups. The Beer Summit was intended to defuse the tension and promote dialogue and understanding between the parties involved.
The Beer Summit was widely covered by the media and generated various reactions from the public. Some praised the president for his leadership and diplomacy in handling the situation, while others criticized him for meddling in a local matter and trivializing the issue of racism. The Beer Summit also inspired several parodies, memes, and jokes on social media and comedy shows.
The Beer Summit was one of the most memorable events of the presidency, as it showcased the president’s personal style and approach to dealing with complex and sensitive issues. It also highlighted the challenges and opportunities of addressing race relations and police-community relations in America. The Beer Summit remains a relevant topic of discussion and analysis today, as the country continues to grapple with these issues in the wake of recent incidents of police brutality and racial injustice.
V. Looking Forward: (Bing Research)
Summarizing the possible definitions provided by the above research results, is it possible that both terrorism and criminal activities are the combined political issue of the day?
Are open borders necessary to support the events and issues of human trafficking, illegal drugs?
Are local criminal activities of robbery, destruction of property and carjacking in support of the attack on citizens and the government as established by the constitution?
Are teachers indoctrinating children to alternate lifestyles that even the teachers do not believe in? Are they doing so under intimidation by local school boards and the Department of Educaton?
Are children being mutilated as a result of the above indoctrination by teachers?
Are doctors participating in mutilation of children for income although they do not personally agree with the action?
Are members of the U.S. government and other citizens functioning as foreign agents, receiving money and gifts for activities benefitting adversarial governments?
Are the media, the Department of Justice, or the U.S. Treasury functioning in a manner which benefits adversarial governments?
Did the “Beer Summit” establish the principle of openly and nationally criticizing and undermining law enforcement?
Are these events and issues a political move to establish dictatorial power, and acquire wealth?
Are there activities of misappropriation of federal funds through money laundering?
If there are misappropriated funds in play, are they funding political party elections and the above events and issues?
And finally, are the above activities a coordinated system of terrorist events and issues?
Theory or fact? Yet to be seen.