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- From: "James Cohen" <jccpc(--nospam--at)msn.com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 09:27:51 -0500
Actually, Gregory, terrorism against Israel preceded the "occupation". Furthermore, if you go to http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/suicide/, it states that the first "modern" suicide attack was against the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut sometime around 1982 (stated dates differ). Other suicide attacks followed in Lebanon against United States and French targets. Hardly due to occupation by the Israelis as you state. This was an "export" to Israel as late as 1992, although it had been used after the Americans and French against Israeli troops, in Lebanon, not Israel, during the 1980's. The use of suicide attacks is also a well documented tool used by the Japanese and Viet Cong against American troops. For more history see http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/week/031121.htm and http://www.interdisciplines.org/terrorism/papers/1/29, (excerpt: "The concept of ?terror? as systematic use of violence to attain political ends was first codified by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution."). I am sure there is more out there if you want to find it. If you wish to dispute this, write to the authors of the papers, please.
James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC
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