This is in my view the best book explaining Palestinian suicide terrorism. It deals with the demographics of Palestinian suicide bombers, their background, religiosity, political awareness, organizational attachments and motivations. It also deals with the social and political environment that contributes to their willingness to engage in a suicide operation, including the role and motivations of those who prepared them and sent them to carry out their deadly mission. The depth of this study provides students of suicide terrorism around the world with a template helping to determine whether particular attacks represented genuine suicide bombings or only appeared to be so.Read more . . .
The author’s book is presented by Bruce Hoffman, who wrote the introduction, as embodying “the hallmarks of Weimann’s decades of scholarship: presenting a comprehensive, thoughtful, and sober analysis – supported by voluminous empirical evidence and trenchant, revealing examples.” Gabriel Weimann’s book does not deserve such ode. One of the elementary tasks of a scholar is to substantiate the facts he or she is presenting by attaching to factual claims verifiable and trustworthy evidence. Another elementary task of scholarly writing is to refrain from omitting relevant facts. As shown below, Weimann’s book represents a collection of unsubstantiated claims and negligent omissions. His book lacks therefore scholarly value.Read more . . .
The author is Director of the Center of Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He worked for many years at RAND Corporation. His books on terrorism have been translated into several languages. He is often invited by mainstream media to comment on terrorism issues. While utterly useless as a textbook on terrorism, Bruce Hoffman’s book can be profitably used by aspiring academic prostitutes.Read more . . .
Robert Pape is an American political scientist known for his work on international security affairs and terrorism. His book on suicide terrorism is one of the best of its kind, but suffers from two particular sins discussed in this review.Read more . . .
9/11 and the Orwellian Redefinition of “Conspiracy Theory” 21 June, 2011 by Paul Craig Roberts PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS has had careers in scholarship and academia, public service, and journalism. He served as Congressional staff and as Assistant Secretary of the … Read more . . .
Almost 10 Years After 9/11, U.N. Still Grappling to Define Terrorism Thursday, April 21, 2011 By Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, the United Nations is no closer to reaching a … Read more . . .
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2010/11/20101124114621887983.h tml UN: defining terrorism The UN remains unable to draw a distinction between “freedom fighters” and “state sponsored terrorism”. Thalif Deen Last Modified: 24 Nov 2010 13:19 GMT Thoughts of Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) leader, … Read more . . .
The definition of terrorism A new US government report illustrates that any classification of terrorist groups is fundamentally motivated by self-interest, writes Brian Whitaker * Brian Whitaker * guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 May 2001 10.12 BST Decide for yourself … Read more . . .
The CQ Researcher : Combating Terrorism From the July 21, 1995 issue of The CQ Researcher, Volume 5, No. 27, p. 646. Definitions of Terrorism Often Vary By Mary H. Cooper To FBI investigators, the bombing of the federal building … Read more . . .
August 1, 2003 Terrorism: The Problems of Definition by Mark Burgess Defining terrorism has become so polemical and subjective an undertaking as to resemble an art rather than a science. Texts on the subject proliferate and no standard work on … Read more . . .
JOHN M. GATES:THE U.S. ARMY AND IRREGULAR WARFARE, CHAPTER TEN http://www.wooster.edu/History/jgates/book-contents.html UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM Terrorism became a hot topic in the 1980s, and as a result the number of publications devoted to the subject far outweighed the merit of … Read more . . .
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2006/121206falseflag.htm False Flag Terror Of The New World Order Methods used to facilitate staged attacks Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Tuesday, December 12, 2006 The fact that states, intelligence and security agencies engage in false flag staged terror to further … Read more . . .
Typology of modern terrorism (draft) by Elias Davidsson, February 2008 Terrorism, for the present purposes, is understood as a violent act against innocent civilians by non-state actors, perceived by external observers as having been committed for an ideological or political … Read more . . .
An exchange on the legitimacy of terrorism on ASIL forum, 23 August 2005: Mortimer Sellers: Ms. Knightly raises the interesting point whether the chivalric rules of "civilized" warfare should ever be suspended — inotherwords, can the nature or behavior of … Read more . . .
Suicide Terrorism By: Kaja Perinahttp://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20021002-000011.htmlin Psychology Today Summary: Suicide bombers have distinctive personality traits. Find a therapistnear you. Enter your City or Zip: In 1983, when Shiite Muslims died in suicide attacks on American military barracks in Beirut, psychologists labeled them mentally unstable individuals with death … Read more . . .