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Suicide Terrorism

July 21, 2010

I’ve often heard people suggest that suicide terrorism is intrinsically counter-productive: the aims desired are never achieved. In Dying to Win, Robert Pape demonstrates that this is not the case: suicide terrorism campaigns sometimes do end with the achievement of stated aims.

In addition, I’d like to point out that Al Qaeda’s #1 goal was the extrication of US forces from the Middle East in general, and from Saudi Arabia in particular. US forces are obviously not out of the Middle East, but they did withdraw from Saudi Arabia in 2003 (after a 13 year stay).

Just sayin’.

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