29 - Lecture More about Paradise Now 10/29/07 I. Recently...

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Lecture – More about Paradise Now – 10/29/07 I. Recently – terrorist suicide bombings in Pakistan in response to troop surge A. Pape’s theory – doing it to reshape foreign policy? – Professor doesn’t think so – what we see is a civil war, domestic struggle between Pakistani Taliban and Pakistani government B. According to Pape – this would because it was a US backed government going against the Taliban – we will just have to wait and see II. Paradise Now A. Suicide attacks from a community point of view III. The Context A. Continuous conflict i. Israeli occupation in west bank since 1967 B. Tight nit community C. No prospects for a future i. When you have nothing people look for something to hold onto – culture of martyrdom D. Hopeless and helpless E. Martyrs turn into culture heroes IV.Sayed A. Son of a collaborator B. Feels that he must redeem himself and his family C. If he doesn’t go through with the attack them the stain on the family’s name would be even worse – would be said to be a coward or a collaborator – he
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GOV 365N taught by Professor Moser during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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29 - Lecture More about Paradise Now 10/29/07 I. Recently...

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