By Robert Taylor
Terrorism isn't a brand new phenomenon neither is it completely a tactic of extremist teams with anti-American perspectives. This old examine terrorism examines how extremists have came across their voice in acts of terror going again generations and in settings all over the world. (20020901)
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In 1879, a small group of intellectuals,inspired by anarchist theories of social change, formed an organization called the People’s Will. Their goal was to strike at the repressive regime of Czar Alexander II through a series of political assassinations. In this they were successful, helping to undermine the czar’s authoritarian rule and pave the way for the Marxist revolution that finally toppled the government in 1917. Dozens of regional governors and other officials of the czar’s administration fell to the bombs and bullets of the People’s Will, but the organization’s most dramatic act of terrorism was the assassination of Czar Alexander himself.
Like many terrorists before and since,the Panthers justified the use of violence as a form of self-defense against a hostile government. The Panthers portrayed the African American community as a colonized “nation”within the borders of the United States. and other symbolic targets. Their spectacular acts of terrorism won them much media attention. ,in March 1971; and the Pentagon in May 1972. Other targets included banks, prisons, courthouses,universities conducting research for the military,and the head offices of corporations involved in the Vietnam War effort.
19 Before carrying out his attack, Orsini assembled an international network of accomplices that stretched from Italy to England and included explosive experts, military tacticians, and political advisers. He bought bombs from a factory in Manchester, England, and had them smuggled into France by his cohorts. On the night of January 14, 1858, Orsini and two accomplices waited outside a Paris opera house for the arrival of Emperor Napoléon and Empress Eugenie. As the imperial carriage drew up in front of the building, three bombs were thrown, creating a devastating explosion.
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