Scholars Pape and Feldman:
… more than 2,100 documented cases of suicide bombings from 1980 to 2009 and concluded that most of the perpetrators were acting in response to U.S. intervention in the Middle East.
The best thing the USA, Canada and the rest of the nations who have troops on the ground in the Middle East could do is … QUIT the Middle East.
Go home and focus on Home Security.
The American intervention is not appreciated by the majority of citizens there. Why stay?
… compelling analysis of the root causes of suicide terrorism.
The authors challenge the assumption that Islamic fundamentalism generates the peculiar phenomenon of suicide terrorism, suggesting instead that military occupation is the proximate cause. …
Robert A. Pape is professor of political science at the University of Chicago and the author of Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism and Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War.
James K. Feldman has taught decision analysis and economics at the Air Force Institute of Technology and defense policy analysis at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.
“… the sustained presence of heavy American combat forces in Muslim countries is likely to increase the odds of the next 9/11. …”
Misunderstanding a weapon in the terrorists’ arsenal.