Comm 390 exam 2 review

Comm 390 exam 2 review - Comm 390 Huffman review Chapter 5-...

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Comm 390 Huffman review Chapter 5- Suicide Terrorism - the dominant force behind suicide terrorism is RELIGION -by comparison, at the dawn of the modern era of religious terrorism some twenty years ago, this was a phenomenon confined exclusively to two countries-Lebanon and Kuwait -it was also initially embraced by only a couple of terrorist groups: al Dawa, an Iraqi Shia group, and the Lebanese Shia organization, Hezbollah -suicide tactics are devastatingly effective, lethally efficient, have a greater likelihood of success, and are relatively inexpensive, and generally easier to execute than other attack modes -for radical Islamic terrorist groups in particular, religious and theological justification plays an additionally critical role: it ensures a flow of recruits to these organizations that is needed to sustain suicide operations -suicide terrorism differs from all other terrorist operations because the perpetrator’s own death is an essential requirement for the attack’s success -suicide terrorism is guaranteed to provide media coverage, powerful psychological weapon -terrorist’s purpose: to intimidate government and citizens alike and create a climate of profound fear and insecurity that the terrorists seek to manipulate and exploit to their advantage -the resort to suicide terrorism by the Tamils and the Palestinians has often been portrayed in terrorist propaganda and world press accounts alike as two sides of the same coin: intense outbursts of violence born of frustration, desperation, and humiliation, caused by the intransigence and brutality of the Sri Lankan and Israeli governments -better established Tamil separatist groups as to intimidate its principle set of opponents: the government of Sri Lanka and the country’s predominantly Buddhist ethnic Sinhalese majority -during this time their tactic of choice was assassination -a new group was the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF); emerged as the leading political force within the Tamil community, call for the establishment of an independent, ethnically separate Tamil state in the northern and adjacent northeastern and eastern regions of Sri Lankan, helped distinguish it from its more conciliatory parent organization—the Tamil United Front -TULF was preparing for WAR
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-TNT—the Tamil New Tigers, founded by Chetti Thanabalsingham, established for the purpose of silencing pro-governments Tamils, eliminating Tamil police informants and their Sinhalese police handlers, and staging armed demonstrations against the Sinhalese government -Prabhakaran was in charged of TNT and renamed it the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam and started to reshape the image -every member of Prabhakaran’s LTTE was required to wear a glass capsule containing potassium cyanide around his or her neck; if they were about to be arrested they were ordered to bite into the capsule for a quick and easy death -Two themes were incorporated into Tiger lore 1. Was the belief that extreme sacrifices would have to be made to secure an independent
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