Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tom Cruise proves occupation leads to suicide bombing

Remember the 2005 Tom Cruise film War of the Worlds? Where alien occupiers are killing and destroying - plus taking hostages and drinking their blood? Tom gets some grenades and gets himself captured, intending to destroy it in a defacto suicide attack. He manages to survive when the alien itself detonates the grenades while trying to harvest Tom's blood.

All this being relevant to the release of a new book by Robert A. Pape, and James K. Feldman called Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It. interviews Pape - a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specializing in international security affairs. According to the description, Pape "discusses the extremely high correlation of suicide terrorism with foreign military occupation; why it’s no coincidence that the surge in Afghanistan has increased violence while the drawdown in Iraq has lessened it; why those advocating no-fly zones in Libya should look at the terrible record in 1990s Iraq; the “asymmetrical” warfare, up to and including suicide attacks, that could be expected in response to a foreign military occupation of America; and the significant progress in convincing Congress of terrorism’s real root causes."

Suicide bombing is wrong. Driving people to it by occupying their lands and killing their people is even more wrong.
Scene from Cruise movie.

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