8/27/09 Suicide Terrorism Notes The problem of definition: The term suicide is applied to all cases of death resulting directly or indirectly from a positive or negative act of the victim himself, which he knows will produce this result (Durkheim) Suicide Attack: Is it really suicide? Most individuals who commit suicide do it to harm themselves and not others.-Suicide those people don’t want to die, it is secondary to dying, they just want to kill others, and those people are not suicidal Suicide attack: Is it really terrorism? Such attacks are being pretreated by soldier’s guerrilla fighters as well as by terrorists, against a variety of targets, not only against civilians.- Those people are inferior (meaning they don’t have very good equipment, and they don’t have navy and etc) but we might have smart bombs that can target people, they have people who strap on bombs; we have to remember that small groups are trying to innovate, there point is to not just kill but to have also a aftermath of a psychological effect
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September 11 attacks, Kamikaze, Suicide methods, Hamas, 7 July 2005 London bombings