POL208Y1 Lecture Notes - Dirty Bomb, Rieti, Wisconsin National Guard

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State terror is one of the first phenomenons of international terrorism. Right wing; form of fascism, one of the bloodiest attacks on us soil. Separatist group; political agenda consists mostly of trying to achieve independence of some constituency. Common feature is limited use of violence; what they wanted was a few ppl dead but lots watching. The essence of terror is to achieve fear; to target limited but symbolic. Limited violence because with limited casualties they keep their support. First type can be defined loosely as religious; considered as new type of terrorism - looking to inflict mass casualties. Also this group has global reach - active in every region of the world. They have a global ideology- they target the west for what it is, not what it is doing. They profit from globalization use sophisticated ways to communicate and use it to recruit sympathizers. They profit from globalization by acquiring weapons of mass destruction.

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