AAPSO and World Terrorism

International terrorism has become a cancer in world today. While terrorism had been penetrated into many parts of the world, for quite a long time; September 11th of 2001, witnessed its culmination to an unprecedented dimension inflicting a colossal damage both in terms of human lives and property.

Although it was something new to the United States, for the rest of the world it was not so. When the only super power was attacked, that also in the heart of their territory, the U.S. considered it a great humiliation and a new type of war declared against the United States. In order to meet this new unseen enemy, the U.S. has mobilized its arms forces which full alert to fight this war not only within America but also around the world. Under this policy, anyone, a country, a people or even an organization which dissent U.S. policy is considered a terrorist.

 The steps which were taken after September 11th does not lead to a final victory over terrorism, but it may lead to a protracted war with unknown results. The US and other countries who are engaged in this fight should have tackled the real causes and have to dry the swamps of poverty and misery in which hate and vengeance live on it, as a better alternative strategy.

 The 11th of September belongs to the sad and tormented details of out contemporary world, were the free use of technology and mass communications with the rapid transfer of capital and people in an interdependent world with total control of TNC’s makes the poor poorer and rich richer.

 Several other countries have joined this bandwagon to make use of this situation to settle their own scores. Israel ranks first among them and uses the most sophisticated weaponry to subdue, destroy and kill the Palestinian uprising. It is a tragedy that the so-called civilized world have become passive spectators to the on going genocide in the Palestinian lands.

 U.S. and the developed world need to get a clear perspective of meeting the challenges of terrorism by finding the root causes of terrorism. As it had been said many a time by the NGOs world over that the corporate globalization above all is the main cause of growth of terrorism. Corporate globalization which worships market patriotism continue to marginalise the already poor nations with increase poverty, disease, illiteracy and retardation of development.

 Today under the corporate globalization new type of colonialism has emerged, which is more strong, assertive and exploitative. This new colonialism remains unseen but its tentacles are spread around the globe. Therefore it is the duty of the developed countries that instead of going behind the hidden terrorists, they need to put their resources together for the elimination of the breeding ground of terrorism. But this is a dilemma the corporate greed is confronted and which is not likely to happen. The only alternative is for the civil society to take and meet the challenges of both the enemies - greed and terrorism.

 The situation became more grave as the days passed with the wrong diagnosis of the disease of terrorism by the powerful nations who prescribe unhealthy medication, As a result instead of eliminating terrorism, it escalates and embroils the whole world encountering enormous destruction of human lives. These challenges could be met only by the consolidation and forging solidarity among NGOs. AAPSO therefore calls upon NGOs to extend fullest cooperation to realise this task.