What makes suicide bombers tick?
September 12, 2001 12:10 PM   Subscribe

What makes suicide bombers tick? From Foreign Policy Magazine : While most of the world sees them as lone zealots, they are, in fact, pawns of large terrorist networks that wage calculated psychological warfare. Contrary to popular belief, suicide bombers can be stopped-but only if governments pay more attention to their methods and motivations.
posted by fellorwaspushed (2 comments total)
A similar article, or perhaps one using the same source may appear at nytimes.com soon. Sounds like rational-choice theory redux, although it should be predicated on the process of internalizing certain terrorist aims of a collectivity.
posted by rschram at 1:20 PM on September 12, 2001

What makes suicide bombers tick?

Surely they could have thought of a more suitable opening line.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:52 PM on September 12, 2001

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