Based on the readings found in Module 7, some of the major arguments on the use of the internet as an intelligence tool is who has the authority to use the internet as an intelligence tool. In the United States, there are several agencies created to counter terrorism attacks, where the functions of the agencies overlap sometimes. Another issue is how to use the information on the internet without violating the privacy of the organizations or the people involved.
Question 2:Personally speaking, I can say that there is a relationship between domestic terrorism and higher education. Likewise, there is a bigger tendency that students coming from radical institutions are more prone to becoming domestic terrorists. For example, in some countries like the Philippines, the University of the Philippines is known for being the premier university in their country where only those students with “brains” can study. However, the university is also known for being the source of students rebelling against the government like many of them join the NPA living in the forest and fighting the Philippine troops. I think; one of the reasons behind these is when the students are taught with the philosophical ideas in college and then turn on becoming idealistic until such time that they think they can already implement their ideals single handed.
Although we live in a domestic country, where people are free to express themselves especially from a student in more radical campuses, the law enforcement should strictly pay attention to activities of groups in these colleges as we may never know that their activities are already initiating towards domestic terrorism. The students and faculty can voice their desires, but there must be limitations on what they can do.
I think one of the reasons why the campuses are more “close” to radical and revolutionary movements rather than the public at large is because they find support from these revolutionary movements. When philosophical ideas are teach to college students, the students become idealistic until such time that they think they can already implement their ideals on their own or with the support of the members belonging to these radical movements.
The public, on the other hand usually does not confirmed with their ideas as one.
Among the numerous educated domestic terrorist are products of Yale University and Harvard University. Among the Hardvard educated domestic terrorist is exceptional student, mathematician and a serial murderer Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski. He did not just earned an undergraduate degree in Hardvard but a doctorate degree in mathematics as well. Born and raised in Illinois, he was an assistant professor at age 25 until he was engaged in a series of nationwide bombing campaigns with the use of home-made bombs and modern technology. (Hoffman, 2010) Stewart Rhodes is another Yale educated lawyer who headed an anti-Obama campaign and form an armed group with the mission to protect the constitution.
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