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Why is it so hard to find a suicide bomber these days?
Foreign Policy ^ | 08/29/11 | Logic n reason

Posted on 08/29/2011 1:07:09 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason

If terrorist methods are as widely available as automobiles, why are there so few Islamist terrorists? In light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought, the question may seem absurd. But if there are more than a billion Muslims in the world, many of whom supposedly hate the West and desire martyrdom, why don't we see terrorist attacks everywhere, every day?

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bomber; islam; suicide; terrorist
A bit of a long read....but excellent points throughout...
1 posted on 08/29/2011 1:07:13 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason
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To: Logic n' Reason

Don’t wish for bad actions.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 1:08:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Logic n' Reason

because the retirement plan really, really blows.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 1:09:05 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Logic n' Reason
There ARE terrorist attacks every day. The lamestream media just doesn't report on them so the vast majority of sheeple think there's no problem. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/TheList.htm http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html#Attacks

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

4 posted on 08/29/2011 1:16:13 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Logic n' Reason

good help is hard to find


5 posted on 08/29/2011 1:17:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: JohnBrowdie
". . . because the retirement plan really, really blows."

LOL!!!

I think their retirement plan must be all that and a bag 'o chips!!

After all.....many sign up....but no one ever makes a claim!!!

6 posted on 08/29/2011 1:18:14 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason
…why don't we see terrorist attacks everywhere, every day?

The U.S. State Department recently announced that there were 11,604 terrorist attacks in 72 countries during the calendar year 2010.

There were 365 days in calendar year 2010. You do the math.

7 posted on 08/29/2011 1:18:52 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Its the children in the middle east these days. They blow up so soon.
8 posted on 08/29/2011 1:20:23 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: MeganC
Did you read the entire article??

I believe the author was citing suicide bombings and other terrorist acts where the purpose was the death of the target.

Many many "terrorist" acts are committed that do not have the death of the target(s) as their objective.

9 posted on 08/29/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Two Hamas mothers talking: “Ah, kids, they blow up so quickly nowadays.”


10 posted on 08/29/2011 1:21:36 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When scraping bottom of political barrel, the top layer of scum candidates isn't better than bottom.)
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To: WayneS
I believe the author was citing suicide bombings and other terrorist acts where the purpose was the death of the target.

Many many "terrorist" acts are committed that do not have the death of the target(s) as their objective.

11 posted on 08/29/2011 1:21:54 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

They ran out of virgins.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 1:25:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Nobody can produce a resume with a verifiable track record


13 posted on 08/29/2011 1:27:43 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Logic n' Reason

14 posted on 08/29/2011 1:31:58 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Myrddin
Nobody can produce a resume with a verifiable track record

LOL....very nice! And true, too!

15 posted on 08/29/2011 1:41:28 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: freedomlover

Super cartoon....in the comic strip “Pearls before Swine”, Larry (alligator) has been assigned the job of being a suicide bomber to blow up Zebra’s wall! Great cartoon!


16 posted on 08/29/2011 1:42:49 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Well, afterwards...


17 posted on 08/29/2011 1:59:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
You're badly mistaken. Muslim violence is happening as you read this very sentence. Try reading, because it appears you aren't.

Jihad Watch

Women Against Shariah

Go through the list of links at both these sites and then get back to us on that, will ya?

18 posted on 08/29/2011 2:05:54 PM PDT by CanaGuy (P.M. Steven Harper: We gave you a majority, now get busy!)
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To: CanaGuy
I posted an article. If anyone is "mistaken" (in your opinion), it is the author of the article. I'm betting you didn't even read it.

I posted it because it makes one think...which is a good thing for most of us.

And just so you know....I tend to stay as far away from christian religious "tracts" masquarading as objective journalism as I possibly can.

But that's just me. I'm sure you can "sell" your items to those here on FR that are interested.

I'm not.

19 posted on 08/29/2011 2:17:27 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Interesting - bttt


20 posted on 08/29/2011 6:06:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (In theory. there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. -Yogi Berra)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Excellent essay, and thanks for posting it. I do note that the author left out two salient points with respect to why suicide terrorism is relatively unpopular: first, that the war in Iraq rid the world of tens of thousands of active jihadi from all over the world, and more important, second, that they lost, and that they continue to lose when confronted with force and determination. The dynamics of terrorism are fairly well-established, and success is absolutely essential. Not success on terrorist's published terms, which is essentially air time, column inches, and body count, but success in terms of long-term change effected by long-term carnage. The Caliphate has not, in fact, advanced by the sacrifice and everyone who isn't already besotted with religious propaganda knows it.

That could change, and what would change it is weakness in the face of that carnage and surrender couched in the form of "compromise" that appears to be a hallmark of liberal foreign policy. 0bama, to his credit - yes, let me go on record as according the devil his due - has not compromised on actual offensive operations against the training camps in Pakistan in the form of the drone campaigns. He has, however, come up short in terms of a coherent anti-Islamist campaign worldwide - what in heaven's name were we doing dropping bombs in Libya, for example? Replacing an old terrorist with new ones?

Nevertheless, the principal reason that there are so few Islamist nut-cases ready to blow themselves to kingdom come (in a very literal sense) is that it is by definition decidedly a fringe position. The question un-asks itself. Bin Laden stopped attracting recruits when he started looking like a loser, so much so that after the sensation of his death, he hasn't achieved the status of martyr. He was only ever a slick-talking thug, and now he's a dead one.

But he did speak the truth when he stated that the Arab world prefers strong horses. He was a fool to underestimate his enemy. One can only hope that it was the last thought in his head before the SEALs put a bullet through it.

21 posted on 08/29/2011 6:43:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Logic n' Reason

Little opportunity for advancement.


22 posted on 08/29/2011 7:24:06 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: mountainlion
Still at least one: Photobucket
23 posted on 08/29/2011 7:31:58 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Billthedrill
Bill....excellent posting.

When I post these kinds of articles in the future, I'm going to try to post also how to send a response to the author.

He should "hear" what you've pointed out!

Nice job.

24 posted on 08/30/2011 4:18:20 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Come and join us on our side of the fence, where we understand the muslim “religion” to be an evil cult bent on world domination.... by virtue of the overwhelming evidence. Keep your “think pieces”; we get more than enough of that tripe from the liberal media.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 6:42:11 AM PDT by CanaGuy (P.M. Steven Harper: We gave you a majority, now get busy!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Lets have a look at the evidence:
- No Christmas
- No television
-No nude women
- No football
- No pork chops
- No hot dogs
- No burgers
- No beer
- No bacon
- Rags for clothes
- Towels for hats
- Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower
- More than one wife
More than one mother in law
- You can’t shave
- Your wife can’t shave
- You can’t wash off the smell of donkey
- You wipe your ass with your hand
- You cook over burning camel dung
- Your wife is picked by someone else for you
- and your wives smell worse than your donkey
Then they tell you that “when you die, it all gets better”??
Well no sh_t Sherlock!.... It’s not like it could get much worse.


26 posted on 08/31/2011 6:46:06 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Post of the month!


27 posted on 08/31/2011 6:49:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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