Will Terrorism End? (Roots of Terrorism) by Ian Ross Jeffrey

By Ian Ross Jeffrey

Will Terrorism finish? examines this query by way of tracing the background of terrorism and terrorist teams. over the years, terrorist teams have risen and fallen, sprouting offshoots, disbanding, or being destroyed through governments. This publication argues that terrorism is cyclical, and accordingly will neither solely disappear nor turn into totally dominant. simply because terrorism is a comparatively effortless tactic for people and teams to undertake, it may well by no means depart, yet we have now constructed countermeasures to lessen its results and proceed to innovate how one can lessen its presence in our global.

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The Tupamaros In 1962, the Tupamaros formed in Uruguay and went on to bomb, kidnap, and assassinate military officers and other government officials. The group consisted of young professionals, Terrorism Will End: Groups That Disbanded or Were Decimated such as teachers, lawyers, and doctors, and its activities led to the fall of the democratically elected government of Uruguay. The Tupamaros are best remembered for the 1970 murder of Dan Mitrione, an American advisor to the Uruguayan police force.

During the 1960s, partially inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States, Protestants and Catholics began to demand improved housing conditions and educational opportunities. The repression by the Northern Irish government made things worse, however. According to White, Catholics were not allowed to demonstrate . . ; if they attempted to do so, they were attacked by the RUC [Royal Ulster Constabulary—the local police force] and its reserve force known as the B-Specials. At the same time no attempts were made to stop Protestant demonstrations.

In August 1999, then-President Bill Clinton, in a controversial decision, granted clemency to 16 Puerto Rican terrorists from the FALN and the Macheteros. 47 Few African American groups, such as the Black Panther Party (BPP), however, engaged in few incidents of domestic terrorism. For example, the Black Panther Party did not engage in political violence. One group that did pursue this strategy, however, was the Black Liberation Army. Formed as splinter group from the BPP between 1969 and 1973, the Black Liberation Army murdered police officers in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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