Terrorism is a controversial issue that's dominated a large portion of the political discourse in the past few years. With breaking news flashes and horrifying pictures and stories of incidents of terrorist attacks, we often panic, fearing for the safety of ourselves and the people around us. The immediate panic that sets in after seeing a terrorist attack on television or on the news is known as the availability heuristic. Our brains are not inherently adept at probability, and therefore in these aforementioned instances, we overestimate our chances of being subject to a terrorist attack, when in reality, our real chances in an entire lifetime of being killed lie around 1 in 45,808 (http://www.businessinsider.com/death-risk-statistics-terrorism-disease-accidents-2017-1). That may seem fairly likely, but it pales in comparison to other causes of death, such as car, van, or truck incidents, which is 1 in 565. Since 9/11, the United States has spent over $1 trillion on anti-terrorism measures. These are all taxpayers dollars that come from the pockets of every American citizen. Does the threat of terrorism merit the enormous funds that the United States government allocates to it? What about the rest of the international community?
May 18, 2018
Pol Pot ■ He is a Khmer Nationalist, Cambodian revolutionary and politician who believes the theory of Moa ZeDone and Marxism, served as prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976-1979. ■ He is educated at Some of Cambodian’s elite schools, moved to Paris and also joined French Communist Party. ■ He and his army, called the Khmer Rouge, came to power in Cambodia in 1975. ■ He was named prime minister of the new communist government in 1976 and began a program of violet reform. ■ In hope of creating a society free of western influence, he abolished religion, institute, private property and evacuated cities. ■ Under his regime, forced labor, execution and famine killed ~2 million Cambodians. ■ The Khmer Genocide lasted 3 years-8 months-20 days Ironically, it was the Vietnamese who helped rid Cambodia of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. ■ Aided by defectors from the Khmer Rouge's main government, Vietnam fought to gain control of Phnom Phenh and finally succeeded on January 7, 1979. ■ January7,1979PolPotfellandfledtoThaiborder Sharing Info via my paper May I intive to share us what you know about more.