Re: lose-lose motivations and strange mechanisms, was: some U.S. observations and notes

Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 09:45:18 MST

In a message dated 12/18/01 4:54:38 AM, writes:

>This would mean, that at least the arabian/palestinian activists believe
>that they win more when they lose their life, their houses and their
>families. What could make them believe this? Desperation? The feeling that
>noone will really help them? Probably. If this is the case, then this has
>to be solved first.

There was an article in the New Yorker last month, by a Pakistani who
managed to interview a number of people who had chosen to be suicide
bomber but not yet done the act. Their motivation was religion; they
were doing it for paradise.

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