Chapter_20_Terrorism

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Chapter 20 Terrorism and other tools of Destruction
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Introduction (pg. 369-371) Although political terrorism often appears irrational and unpredictable to victims, and observers, it is very rational form the terrorist point of view. Terrorist acts are violent because: They show the strength of the group To gain attention for their group and cause In the last few years terrorist organizations have shifted their targets from governments to business . Some reasons for this include: Governments have become “hard” target by increasing their security measures, and many companies are rich enough to pay large ransoms.
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Historical Background (pg.372-375) Europe is the motherland of modern terrorism. Considerable numbers of leftist and right wing terrorist organization were formed in the late 1960’s. Palestine: the new chapter of international terrorism was opened in the 1960’s with the establishment of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), by Yassir Arafat (who just recently died). This Palestinian group vowed to fight the war of attrition against the occupying Israeli forces.
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course CJ 385 taught by Professor Nalla during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Chapter_20_Terrorism - Chapter 20 Terrorism and other tools...

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