Are we seeing a new form of Terrorism emerging?

Discussion in 'Terrorism' started by Mushroom, May 23, 2013.

  1. Mushroom

    Mushroom Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2009
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    This is something that for some reason has been largely ignored, but in thinking about it something struck me.

    Yesterday, Law Enforcement and the FBI were interviewing Ibragim Todashev in connection to 2 cases, the Bostoon Bombing and a triple homicide in 2011. It is suspected he operated with one or both of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects in the murder of 3 Jews on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Now this struck me as interesting, because it got me to thinking. I was immediately struck how similar this was to many Gang Initiations and acceptance in the Mafia.

    Both of these groupings generally use "Blood In - Blood Out" was a way to vette potential recruits. In other words, they have them seriously injure or kill somebody, as both a way to prove their commitment and to ensure that they would be unable to go to Law Enforcement in the future. After all, how many will go to the FBI if in doing so the fact that they are guilty of 1st Degree Murder could be placed against them?

    In looking at this incident, I now have to wonder if this is starting to happen with "homegrown terrorists". What we more then likely have here was the embryonic stages of a terrorist cell being created, and possibly even it's ensuring that other members would not be tempted to turn against the group.

    I am now going to be paying more attention to any such events in the future, and seeing what develops from them.
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  2. waltky

    waltky Well-Known Member

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