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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 01:25 AM
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19. Quite right. "Even" American mythology celebrates those who give
up their lives in defense of their family/tribe/nation or to defend against "the enemy." Suicide bombers are less different than some WWII soldier who charges an enemy machine gun site than many are willing to acknowledge.
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  -Political scientist has completed a detailed examination of what drives people to suicide attacks NNN0LHI  Sep-03-07 10:43 AM   #0 
  - I've always suspected that many "suicide attacks" aren't really  notadmblnd   Sep-03-07 10:53 AM   #1 
  - A theory without any substantial evidence to back it up.  Warren Stupidity   Sep-03-07 11:26 AM   #3 
     - you're absolutely right about the lack of evidence  notadmblnd   Sep-03-07 11:38 AM   #5 
        - Actually they do quite frequently.  Warren Stupidity   Sep-03-07 11:45 AM   #6 
        - Really?  notadmblnd   Sep-03-07 12:08 PM   #8 
        - I am not saying there are no cases where people were coerced.  Warren Stupidity   Sep-03-07 12:23 PM   #10 
           - and I didn't claim most were forced. I said many.  notadmblnd   Sep-03-07 12:59 PM   #11 
              - It ain't 'many' either.  Warren Stupidity   Sep-03-07 01:15 PM   #12 
              - Heh! You fell for it - "many" can mean ANYTHING the speaker wants it to...  BlooInBloo   Sep-03-07 01:19 PM   #13 
                 - I accepted that risk and assumed the common meaning.  Warren Stupidity   Sep-03-07 01:26 PM   #14 
                    - Fair enough.  BlooInBloo   Sep-03-07 01:26 PM   #15 
              - I've read several stories that there were false flag ops in Iraq.  Usrename   Sep-04-07 12:56 AM   #18 
        - "more comforting for us to imagine that they are all fundamentalist loons"  bobbolink   Sep-03-07 04:35 PM   #17 
        - Their instructors don't live to tell about it either  TorchesAndPitchforks   Sep-04-07 06:11 AM   #20 
  - k & r n/t  alteredstate   Sep-03-07 10:54 AM   #2 
  - a rare examination of root cause. Thanks.  lonestarnot   Sep-03-07 11:29 AM   #4 
  - Did he mention  Frogger   Sep-03-07 12:04 PM   #7 
  - religion  upi402   Sep-03-07 12:12 PM   #9 
  - Interesting. I haven't read...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-03-07 04:30 PM   #16 
  - Quite right. "Even" American mythology celebrates those who give  ConsAreLiars   Sep-04-07 01:25 AM   #19 
  - "95 percent have come from groups that are fighting against military occupations of their homeland."  Elspeth   Sep-04-07 08:01 AM   #21 
  - Re-confirming the already many-times confirmed result.  bemildred   Sep-04-07 08:33 AM   #22 
 

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