Psychology Of A Suicide Bomber

It could be you.

Terrorist attacks are not about terrorism. Politicians like to spread the view that terrorist attacks are carried out by ‘evil’ men in order to spread terror. Nothing is further from the truth. Just as “warfare is politics being carried out by other means” – to use Major-General Von Clausewitz’s famous phrase, so is terrorism. Just as the number of soldiers likely to be killed in a particular war action is almost incidental to the general who plans it, so is the number of civilians likely to be killed in a terrorist action. What is very clear about all acts of terrorism is that they are carried out as specific acts designed to achieve specific political results.

Take for example 9/11 in New York City in 2001. This was a general declaration of war following a series of build-ups by both sides. American needs for oil and Saudi Arabian Wahhabism. The kicking out of US oil corporations from further developmental work in Saudi Arabia. The Gulf War against Saddam’s take-over of the Kuwaiti oilfields. The closure on the part of the Saudis of the last US base, as well as the full adoption of Shariah law in the constitution of Saudi Arabia. The build up of a massive US base in Qatar and Special Units around Saudi Arabia. The 9/11 attacks were specifically planned against the Pentagon, the White House probably (which didn’t succeed) and world trade in general, symbolized by the Twin Towers. The large number of people killed was incidental. No one believes for one minute that Mohammad Atta thought the World Trade Center Towers would actually collapse.

Too easily the word ‘mindless’ is used by politicians in conjunction with terrorists and their acts when, in fact, terrorists are far from being ‘mindless’. Suicide bombers are not the mindless, evil individuals they are often portrayed to be. They are, more often than not, well educated and more sensitive than the norm for their age groups, and they see themselves as carrying out political acts rather than terrorism per se. Furthermore, suicide bombers are not necessarily confined to religious protesters.

This is the conclusion reached by Dr. Ariel Merari, Director of the Political Violence Research Unit at Tel Aviv University. It is also the conclusion reached by a host of other political analysts and counter-terrorism experts throughout the world.

Most suicide bombers anywhere appear to be normal. Study after study has shown that suicide terrorists are better off than the average for their community, and better educated just as well. They are also rarely suicidal in the pathological sense. Dr. Merari in particular has traced the background of every suicide bomber in the Middle East since 1983, and has found symptoms of mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse in very few. Furthermore, suicide bombers do not have to be Islamic extremists either, or even radicalized by faith. True, the 9/11 attackers were all Muslims, as are the vast majority of suicide attackers in Iraq, Afghanistan …

The Obstacles Facing Cyber ​​Law Enforcement

The online community is cruel and ruthless leaving no margin of error for anyone. Once you make a bona fide mistake you get crucified immediately. It is because of this general attitude among many people in social communities, that people jump to unfair and unjustified conclusions. Most participants of these communities are used to this behavior and are not bothered by it too much. Most of these unjustified remarks often cause confusion for the comment maker, which is well deserved, because you should take the consequences of your actions for speaking out loud without thinking. Where am I going with this? What does this have to do with fighting cyber crime?

Let me explain with an example: When a big company like Microsoft cause a security risk for users of Internet Explorer out of negligence, you can be sure that the press (including the online community) will throw some big stones at them. This response is justified because the safety of innocent users is put at risk because of the negligence of a respectful organization. But when Microsoft makes a remark that is misunderstood by some people, without causing any security threats because of this ill formulated remark, why should they be crucified? Microsoft is run by people and people make mistakes. If the community wants to rant and rave about something, then find something that describes some ranting and raving and stop wasting time on things that can be excused. The company has to waste valuable resources to put out the fires caused by this overreaction instead of using those resources to improve the security of their products. No, I am not a Microsoft prophet, I am simply using them as an example.

Investigating spam and determining the origin of a scam letter is not as simple as tracking an IP address. Most people think so, but that is because they never really tried to locate a spammer on their own after being spammed. It is very easy to forge an e-mail header and that makes it almost impossible to locate the real sender of the e-mail. Even if the header is not forged, you never know whether it is a case of identity theft. Computer criminals hack into e-mail accounts, they hijack web sites and use it to their advantage under the identity of an innocent victim. This enables them to operate undetectable by moving from one account to another. Jurisdictional constraints makes it hard for federal organizations of one country to prosecute crimes committed in another crime, not even to speak of locating the criminal.

Abuse departments of hosting companies and service providers are so swamped with so many daily reports of spam and network abuse that it is impossible for them to respond to each and every spam report individually. It obviously creates the impression that they do not really take action against the guilty parties. Of course, some companies appear to have an abuse department, but it is only a front to make people believe …

DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue. In January, the Supreme Court Justices rule unanimously in the United States vs. Jones case that the practice of law enforcement placing a GPS tracking device on a vehicle without first obtaining a warrant was unconstitutional and a violation of the Fourth Amendment. In the Fourth Amendment it protects the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures."

According to a Department of Justice spokesperson, "A warrant is not needed for a GPS search, as the Supreme Court did not resolve that question." However, the Department expressed restraint when using these practices. The government made this argument to the 9th Circuit of Appeals, claiming that the Supreme Court intentionally left their language vague as a loophole in the law.

The media has been covering the argument of warrantless GPS tracking as well as other privacy related issues for quite some time. If the reader of this article believes that the government's argument is based solely on physical GPS tracking devices used by law enforcement agencies, you would be wrong as the significance goes much deeper.

Tracking The Average Citizen

Whether you are aware of it or not, the ability to track yourabouts is already in place. Even without GPS tracking technology, your cell phone can be tracked by cellular triangulation where cell towers can roughly pinpoint your location. However, most modern electronics, especially smart phones are equipped with a GPS receiver due to low cost modules and popular applications that help Americans locate services, navigate, etc. Cellular triangulation is inaccurate and unreliable whereas GPS pinpoints your location within a few feet.

Manufacturers of GPS tracking devices design portable and hard-wired devices as a tool that improves business productivity, provides peace of mind for parents of teen drivers and location of elderly parents, as well as the tools for law enforcement investigation. The question of the US government's position should not be whether or not they are protecting the law enforcement agencies use of devices for investigative purposes. The real question lies whether they are setting the stage to separate the existing Supreme Court ruling as specific to law enforcement investigations. Therefore, monitoring mobile devices is not part of the existing law. The government will always have the ability to state that they are monitoring the device, not the individual. This is a slippery slope that most likely leads to the Supreme Court in the future. …

What Are The Causes Of Deflation?

The causes of deflation are linked directly to inflammation and the only cure for inflammation is a deflation. The following is a list of causes of deflation and manifestations of deflation leading up to the GREATER DEPRESSION that started in 2000 and may not end until 2020 (end of the mania).

When seeking the causes of deflation we need to remember that the real cause was credit inflation. Many items on this list are manifestations of the credit bubble popping. What is remarkable is the depth and number of related items on the list.

1. Growth of government at all levels federal, state, county and city. Money sucked away from the market economy to fund inefficient and bloated programs reaches one third of the economy and then causes it to get top heavy and crash.

2. Military waste. Wars and much of the money spent by all the different divisions of our defense departments is beloved down a whole in the ground-never to be seen again. Oil, food, materials, manpower, blood and lives.

3. Governments support of (favorite) industries that would not make it in a free economy. Real estate bubble – unwinding lending practices.

4. Real estate deflation leading to reduced wealth and reduced taxes to government due to lower revenue from both capital gains tax and real estate property taxes. 90% drop by 2018

5. Stock market losses. People feel poorer so the do not spend. Pension and retirement accounts lose money on stock and bond investments hurting ability to pay those retiring. 90% drop.

6. High petroleum prices sucking money out of peoples pockets that could have gone to purchasing goods and services in the market. We are all on an oil food chain using dead dinosaur deposits for our energy instead of whale blubber like we we used to. Money sent to foreign entities that in some cases is used to pay for attacks on us. Inefficient gas guzzling autos, appliances, lighting and phantom loads on TVs, computers, microwaves etc. Heat rises right? Why is the working parts of refrigerators underneath the area meant to be cooled. Heat rises up through the whole refrigerator or freezer box. A waste of trillions of dollars in oil all these years.

7. Job losses – high unemployment means less money is around to buy goods and services. Causes businesses to layoff more workers in a vicious cycle snowball effect.

8. Collectibles, antiques, art and possessions in general losing value. Lower prices when people try to sell. They feel less wealthy and can not buy as many necessities. There will be many bargains in all kinds of property and possessions at the bottom as people sell assets to stay alive

9. Credit tightens up. Bank and lenders fears lead to strict standards. Low interest rates are a sign money is on sale. It is a sign of weak demand and deflation. 10.The internet. Lower cost of doing business online means it is easier to start a business. Business and jobs …

Criminal Justice Jobs

Criminal justice is a vast field and covers various topics such as criminal detection, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, detention, correctional supervision and rehabilitation. For students pursuing criminal justice, there may be a myriad of topics for them to focus on like law enforcement, forensics, crime scene investigation, prosecution, private security and many others. When pursuing a career in criminal justice, there are many degrees, diplomas and certificates to consider. Anything from an associate to bachelor to even a doctorate degree is available. Some of the jobs that are related to criminal justice are prosecutor, defender, police investigator, judge, prison guard, administrator, security guard, probation officer and more. Students specializing in criminology, psychology, sociology, law, political science and social work have an edge over the others and find it easier to get employed.

Crime Scene Investigation

Careers in crime scene investigation are difficult and demanding careers. There are various, degree, diploma and certificate programs that help prepare students for these types of careers. These programs provide a concrete foundation in the areas of American criminal justice and law enforcement. Crime scene investigation teaches students about crime scene safety and how to look for, gather, preserve and present evidence in crime scenes. Advanced technology plays a big role in all areas of crime investigation and if you are a student pursuing such a program, you will be trained in the most up-to-date technological advancements. For entry-level jobs, students will receive a certificate in crime scene investigation, whereas a bachelor degree in crime scene investigation or criminal justice will prepare students for the next level of jobs in the field of crime detection. Students are also offered internships, which provide them with the essential practical knowledge.


For those interested in the field of criminal investigation, forensics might be an interesting career option to pursue. Students of forensics deal with digital technology and their uses in investigating crime scenes. The main subjects of focus here chemistry, biology, biochemistry and genetics. These subjects form the essence of forensics. Forensics also has an accounting program that teaches students to prevent, investigate and finally detect any online fraud. Cyber crime trains students in the area of criminology, data recovery, intrusion detection, encryption and network security. Toxicology, serology and the study of forensic DNA are also interesting branches of forensics.


For those who are interested in working with criminal offenders, there are various degrees and certificate programs. These programs help provide students with the necessary skills and abilities that it takes to excel in the field. The duties involved in this profession are diverse and can be anything from dealing with violent convicts to working with juvenile delinquents. Students also learn all about working in courts. Rehabilitation of criminals forms a major part of the lessons. Students are also educated in the fields of probation, parole and in monitoring the activities of criminal offenders. How prisons and jails function form a major part of the syllabus.

Court Reporting

For those interested in specializing in court reporting, be …

Is America a Democracy?

A nubile young woman entered a bar wearing very suggestive clothing, leaving little to the imagination. More than one young man offered her money for her services. She was quite offended and protected her due to the bartender. He explained to her that if she were wearing a policeman's uniform, it would be logical to assume that she was a cop, even though she was not. However, that night she was wearing the "uniform" of a hooker, and should not take offense when mistaken for one.

Benjamin Franklin said, "Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often." My own variation on that phrase is, "If you want to know what's important to people, do not listen to what they say, only watch what they do."

The united States of America was organized as a Constitutional Republic. But the American Federal Government is not now, and has not been for at least 150 years, a constitutional republic. And, contrary to what I hear most politicians, news reporters and school teachers say, it's not a true democracy, either. To know what political form the government of the early 21st century has taken, we must look at its "uniform" … what it's actually doing in real time.

And what of that American Constitution? I have long wondered how all three branches of the Federal Government continue to operate without consideration of the strictures of the Constitution. Then I read Lysander Spooner's booklet entitled "No Treason," written in the late 1800s, making the irrefutable argument that the Constitution never had ANY power, and is neither law nor legal contract between any parties.

It all made sense. The elected class knew what I had just just discovered. They knew that the Constitution was a dead letter … a meaningless document with no legally binding power. It served, and still serves, as an icon, but an icon that has been swept clean of all original meaning.

So what is it?

It's not a Constitutional Republic. That form of government is based upon a separation of powers between the three branches of government, and was abandoned no later than 1865. In a republic, citizens elect representatives who receive delegated powers from those very citizens. Today's elected officeholder thinks himself a leader, not an employee, and ignores the citizens' desires … until re-election.

The federal government is not a democracy, because it has not yet degenerated into mob rule.

It's not a true monarchy with only a King and no Parliament.

It's not a dictatorship, but it's close. Dictators can be elected into an office and then take over power from the rest of the government. Look at Hugo Chavez inVenezuela.

Is it Fascism? The American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as "a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terrorism and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism." I do not think that the American government has an overt policy of …

FBI Online Cyber ​​Crime Victims Form

The FBI has a convenient online Cyber ​​Crime form for victims and / or the 3rd party to the complaint that is an easy-to-use reporting mechanism. A partnership has been formed with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3 formerly known as the Internet Fraud Complaint Center IFCC) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) for the combined objective of identifying and bringing to justice those responsible for online internet fraud .

The FBI-IC3's stated Mission concerning Cyber ​​Crime is "to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime." The IC3 provides the victims of cyber crime with an online reporting form that will be used to alert authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. IC3 also provides their law enforcement partners and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level the internet related crime with information collected through complaint forms to this centralized referral system.

In addition to partnering with law enforcement and regulatory agencies, it will remain a priority objective of the IC3 to establish effective alliances with industry. These alliances will enable the IC3 to leakage both the intelligence and subject matter required in identifying and crafting an aggressive, proactive approach to combating cyber crime.

IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes that they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant can best be processed if accurate and complete information companies the complaint. Provide the following listed items and any additional information when filing a complaint at website:

· Your name

· Your mailing address

· Your telephone number

· The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.

· Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded. …

What is Red Thread Lawn Disease and How to Cure It?

Since ages, people tend to adopt various measures to avoid the varied range of diseases that can harm the lawns. Among the various known law diseases, the red thread lawn disease can sometimes prove to be severest and thus results in killing the entire grass of the lawn area. Therefore it is recommended to learn in advance about its symptoms and cures. This would help you in tackling any future problems related to this disease.

Identifying the Disease

Before learning about related aspects of the red thread disease, it is primarily important to know about its characteristics like shape, color, etc. This disease can be identified as a brown patch with reddish tinge placed at any part of the lawn. These patches at the affected area are commonly found in irregular shapes. Ironically, you can only fully identify the disease once it reaches its more advanced stages. When the pink fungus mycelium of the disease finally grows up to 1/16 "to" "length of the leaves, you can certainly mark it as affected by the red thread infection. This fungus then passes on to another nearby areas, and thus affects the whole plantation. It is also to be noted that the disease also gets transferred from the lawn mower since the mycelium can easily get loose and pass on to the related areas.

The red thread lawn disease is commonly caused by the laetisaria fuciformis / corticium fuciforme fungus. The temperature surroundings of the lawn also play a major role in disease incidence. The law with temperature between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit has more probability of getting affected by the disease. The disease mostly occurs during the autumn and spring seasons. During summers, the fungus may survive up to 2 years.

The Cure

It is essential to learn about the curing tips of the disease otherwise it may transfer the fungus from the infected blade of grass to the whole of grass. This may further result in killing the lawn grass. In order to prevent the onset of the disease, the following measures are recommended-

· Since the lawn with lack of nitrogen is more susceptible to the disease therefore make sure to use a high quality fertilizer with adequate nitrogen percentage.
· A well drained lawn helps in avoiding the fungus of the disease.
· During autumn, always aerate the lawn through a hollow spike lawn aerator.
· Make sure to regularly remove the lawn thatches.
· However, if the disease has already attacked a grass blade, you can prevent the spread of red thread lawn disease by adopting the following measures-
· Mow and burn the grass clippings collected from the infected area.
· You can also use fungicides, especially during wet weather. It is recommended to use fungicides that contain carbendazim or benomyl.

Initially the red thread disease affects a blade of grass, which further gets spread to the rest of the lawn area. Make sure to follow the above mentioned curing measures well in advance to …

Problems In Managing Government Publications In Academic Libraries In Sierra Leone


In Sierra Leone the terms ‘official publications’, official documents’, and ‘public documents’ are synonymous with government publications. Government publications, simply put, are documents created by government and local and quasi-government bodies explaining and integrating views and polices. They represent the historical and current development authorities of government and provide data on a wide variety of subjects to include Political Science, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Labor, Industry, History, International Relations, Agriculture, Geology and Meteorology. Katz (1997) classed these publications into: (1) records of government administration (2).research documents for specialists including a considerable number of statistics and data of value to science and business (3).popular sources of information. Their physical form being either a book, pamphlet, magazine, report monograph or electronic, especially CD-ROM (p.387).

Bibliographic control in many parts of the world is seemingly unsatisfactory due largely to lack of awareness of the importance of bibliographic tools in research in government publications. The United States of America, for example, was for a long time a pioneer in this field. As far back as 1895 the Printing Act of January 12 of that year (28 statute, 601-624) not only established centralized printing and distribution of federal documents but also instructed the Superintendent of Documents to provide appropriate tools for bibliographic control of the documents published. Great Britain is an outstanding exception for as far back as 1807 collections of parliamentary papers were printed. Countries such as Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Japan began separating government document bibliographies mainly in the 1920s and 1930s (Palic,1975). However a great need for the use of government publications was felt following World War 11 (1939-1945), when there was an increased interest in the authoritative information contained in such publications as posited by child’s (1942) in his introductory notes that ‘more and more the importance of government documentation is being recognized despite the refractory nature of some of these materials’

In parallel the emphasis made on the usefulness of government publications in Sierra Leone is associated with the development of printing which can be traced as far back as the founding of the Colony of Sierra Leone in 1787. Although the industry didn’t survive the French attack of 1794 the foundation stone of what later became known as the Government Printing Department was laid in 1925 when it was charged with the production of small notices for official use. Currently the Department prints all government publications and supplies stationery and office equipment of government departments. It also undertakes a fair amount of commercial printing as income generating measures.

Government publications usually have the advantage of being among the best in their subject fields often not easily available to others (Smith, 1993). In lieu of the extent and complexity of government activities there is a need for the widespread dissemination of information about these activities and for popular integration of government policy. No wonder why government publications have special value to academic library collections and their authority is permanent. In academic libraries in Sierra Leone these publications are put …

The Man That Went Up A Mountain; And Slid Down A Chasam!

Jesus Christ has come! ……………….. and as he has many names, or so the WORD says; There is a new one found for him!

George Bush is the Christ incarnate!

I doubted this crud. But if you look between the heads of this day, you will see a large community- "church" -brown-shirt-brainwashing "center.

Did I tell you that this world is coming to an end? Right now, you are telling yourself that this article belongs to the Religious category. Nay! It does not! Because this affects Politics!

Yep, politics, as practiced in this country, is about to be hit by a "conservative" Republican "element bent upon stopping you foolish people (citizens all) that still think you have" rights ".

You do not have the right to assemble! Peaceably or otherwise. You do not have the right to any Religion, save one, that is; The

Church of George Bush? !!

I know this is crazy. However, I am mentally "disabled"! That might make me an expert !? If you really think about this new "movement" you will realize its importance and its import.

How can Bush be involved in this? He is not! Not that I know of. HOWEVER! (You knew there would be a "however" did not ya? 🙂 George Bush is seeking after a reason to; As we call it here in Texas; Go "Whole-hog". And that is off to a good start in this country. There is a "need" to keep us / you safe. And how can you best be safe? By ignoring your rights! Not just the "yelling fire in a theater" type of codicil. But one safe from having any right to even speak!

If you run a stop sign. If you speak out against the Law; Military; Homeland (In) Security; Or even sale or buy, the wrong thing; You area a "terrorist"! As defined now by the United States Government! You can be arrested, and tried, in SECRET! I am not kidding

You here! This is a tragicy brewing for us / you here in America. But what would George Bush have to do with such incredibly stupid and unconventional activity? He foisted it! He supported it! He got angry with the Senate and House whenever they did not give him more control, but passed this "limited" "Bill" of fare! He wanted more restrictions, not this limited scope that we have to live (or die) under!

I am not trying to convince anyone, really. If you love ole 'George, that is your business, not mine! He is to be respected and protected, as the President of the United States! I am a patriot, after all. And foremost! Come to think about it. But, even Mr Ex-President Nixon could not get away with this! He did, however, help set all this up. Along with a gaggle of the former Presidents, who all are embarrassingly culpable, this present one has taken more of your Constitutional Rights away from any other!

You might say "Yeah, but we …