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Johnathon A. Mohr Philadelphia University December 10 th , 2006. Comparing Operational Terrorist Tactics: Domestic and International. The Groups for Analysis. Common Ideological Aspects. Common Targets/Methods. Main Incident(s). Militia Driven Incident (OKC). Domestic

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johnathon a mohr philadelphia university december 10 th 2006
Johnathon A. Mohr

Philadelphia University

December 10th, 2006

Comparing Operational Terrorist Tactics: Domestic and International

militia driven incident okc
Militia Driven Incident (OKC)
  • Domestic
    • Oklahoma City Incident
    • Driven by domestic militia
    • Attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
      • Used Ammonium Nitrate as explosive agent.
      • 168 Fatalities and over 800 injured.
hezbollah
Hezbollah
  • 1982 – Present
    • Numerous attacks against Western targets (Over 1,000 dead*. (*Does not include Israeli figures)
    • Internecine conflict between Hezbollah and SLA
    • International Terrorist attacks (Argentina and London car bombing)
    • Following the May 2000 withdrawal of Israel, Hezbollah used this time to create a rocket force.
      • This force is claimed to be in the realm of 10,000
      • Primary use – to attack Israeli population centers
hezbollah kidnapping assassination
Hezbollah (Kidnapping/ Assassination)
  • Oct 7th, 2000 - Adi Avitan, Omer Soued and Binyamin Avraham (Kidnapped)
  • Oct 16th, 2000 – kidnapping of Elchanan Tannenbaum
  • Murder of Adi Avitan, Omer Soued and Binyamin Avraham.
  • Murder of Abbas Mussawi (Secetary General)
  • Murder of Ghaleb Awwali
  • Murder of Mahmoud Abu Rfeh
border conflict
Border Conflict
  • March 12, 2002 attack kills six Israeli civilians
  • August 10, 2003 – a 16 year old Israeli boy
  • Hezbollah leaders praise Suicide bombers (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Incursions along the “blue line”
  • June 16th, 2004 Hezbollah uses 14 and 15 year old Palestinian girls as bombers – IDF foils the plot
  • June 23, 2004 suicide bombing foiled
2006 conflict with israel
2006 Conflict with Israel
  • Hezbollah fires rockets and mortars into civilian areas to divert attention of IDF
  • Two Israeli soldiers are kidnapped, three murdered, buy Hezbollah unit sneaking across border.
  • Hezbollah fired ~4000 rockets, of which 23% are estimated to have landed in civilian areas. (~1000).
outcomes of both groups
Outcomes of both groups
  • The OKC incident drove the domestic Militia's into the fringe elements of society.
  • Crackdown by US government on these groups.
  • -------------------------------
  • Hezbollah Still exists following all the incidents.
  • Continues to call for the “utter destruction of Israel”.
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Islamist fanaticism still continues to spread through the middle east and into the broader world.Regional conflicts now overflow regionally and represent a Clash of Civilizations. Israel is part of and represents the West.What happens there – happens and matters here.