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 Post subject: The Terrorism Cycle
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:53 pm
  

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Terrorism: To coerce or intimidate civilians or government.

The Terrorism Cycle:

1. Broad target selection; collect intelligence and screen targets. Usually done by contacts.
2. Intelligence and surveillance; study target-routines and patterns.
3. Specific target selection: target civilians: icons of enemy-society: symbols that have value or meaning and important monuments.
4. Pre-attack planning: conducted by senior members of the organization and often difficult to detect.
5. Attack rehearsals: to gain and improve the odds of success: also go gather more intelligence on the target.
6. Execute actions: most are usually a surprise or ambush. Occurs before a response can counter the attack.
7. Escape and exploitation: objective achieved. Regroup (not in a suicide-attack), and exploit media-coverage.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrorism Cycle
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Peacebringer wrote:
Terrorism: To coerce or intimidate civilians or government.


I would add: "for a political purpose."

That is also a really broad definition, as some groups are intimidated by harsh language...which of course leads to the need to control language.

There are a lot of definitions of terrorism...

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrorism Cycle
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My favorite definition of terrorism from St. Augustine:

Alexander the Great seized a pirate.

"What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth:, but because I do ith with a petty ship, I am called a robber. whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor."

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrorism Cycle
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slade the sniper wrote:
Peacebringer wrote:
Terrorism: To coerce or intimidate civilians or government.


I would add: "for a political purpose."

That is also a really broad definition, as some groups are intimidated by harsh language...which of course leads to the need to control language.

There are a lot of definitions of terrorism...

-STS

The purposefully broad definition of terrorisms is part of that language control you mentioned. A word that scary have to make sure you can apply it to as many people as possible. Still I largely agree with you if there is no political purpose it's just regular old violence.

Peacebringer wrote:
My favorite definition of terrorism from St. Augustine:

Alexander the Great seized a pirate.

"What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth:, but because I do ith with a petty ship, I am called a robber. whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor."


My favoite is from the Honorverse books by David Weber

Cauldron of Ghosts, pg. 87 from Sergeant Suprakit X, Royal Torch Marines wrote:
“When I killed people retail, I was a terrorist. Now that I kill people wholesale, I’m a stalwart soldier. Get Medals and everything.”

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