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2. Terror Episodes Since 1900

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1. Our War On Islamic Terror:
Who Are We Fighting

Prelude The Picot Agreement1 of 1916 after the Ottoman's defeat in WW1
split much of the Easter Mediterranean between Britain, France and Russia.
Then the U.S. helped Great Brittan keep control of Iranian oil

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Six Day War
created some of today's issues. 
War on Terror is another unintended consequences
 of peace treaties following WW 1.

 Middle East Amidst US-Iran Tensions 32 min
 1/7/20 from
Geopolitical Futures

Terrorism now describes any mass killing.
Some believe far-right terror is replacing Islamic Terror
 as the Who We Are Fighting.

See  Left-Right Populism
and Terrorism from the Right



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by M Beschloss

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2. U.S. Terror/Anxiety Episodes Since 1900
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Periods Post WW1 Red Scare of 1919 Post WW2 Cold War Red Scare Turmoil 1960 to 1975 Post 9/11 War on Terror

Early Labor Gains The Uprising of 20,000  lowered work hours to 48 plus overtime, a 1911 fire killed 146 mostly young women and resulted in 8 safety laws, the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 killed 75 and little gain but mine safety improved.

Pro Labor Laws of the 1930's protected worker's union rights, prohibited employers from interfering with legal union activities, required employees be 17, required a minimum wage and overtime over 40 hours per week but not on over an 8 hours day without OT.

Civil Rights Movement Intensifies in 1950's as separate but equal ends, Rosa Park would not go to the back of the bus, and Federal Troops enforce Arkansas integration1959 Landrum Griffin Act goes after union corruption.

U.S. and Brittan help over throw Iran's 1951 Democratic Government to control Iran's oil.
Carter administration angers conservative Iranian Muslims leading to a 1979-81 hostage crisis. US continuing Support of Israel, Iranian sanctions, and US military in Saudi Arabia

Economy Post WW1 recession, then better economy.
Worker gains were often reversed especially after
failure of the 1919 Steel Strike.
Post WW2 Recession and
then strong recovery
Long Prosperity Ends
with 1972-83 Stagflation
caused by 2 oil embargos
Dotcom bubble burst  recession ends quickly then Great Recession awakens US to the Stagnate Middle Income.
Causes Communist International declares world dominance, US Labor Movement joined world-wide populist attempts to increase  wages, improved working conditions and  limit  immigration. Russia has Atomic Bomb, Hydrogen Bomb
US Communist Cells proliferate
Communism succeeds in China
Korean War resulted when communist aided
 N. Korea invades S. Korea.
Many Riots for Black Equality and from Anti-Vietnam College Campuses.
Iran Oil Policy by Western Governments
Policy Mistakes by Bush2 and Clinton
User Generated Content from social media creates Interne Herding
Specific Events Seattle General Strike required troops to
maintain order during a 5-day city paralysis.
Boston Police Strike had State Guard limit
 damage during two nights of violence.
Steel Strike needed National Guard help.
Race Riots killed 165+.
Anarchist Bombings terrorized two cities.
Relevant Videos
1946 Churchill's Iron Curtain speech
1948 Berlin Blockade pits US and USSR
1950 McCarthyism hits  many as Communist
1950 Failed assassination by two foreign nationals 1951 MacArthur fired for nuclear weapons talk
1954 Army-McCarthy hearings ends scare
1961 Berlin Wall Built
1962 Church Bombing 4 children die
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1963-JK, MLK, RK assassinated
1965 Malcolm X Assassinated
1965 Watts Riot 34 rioters killed
1970 Kent State 4 students killed

1951 Iranian Coup sponsored by U.S.
2000 Millennium Change apprehension
2001 9/11 largest recent Terror attack
2003  US Iraq begins a long malaise
2007 The Great Recession
2010 Synthetic Life means a Brave New World

Media Response Print and Video Coverage was pro-business, against both labor unions and Communists Anarchist. Government Creates Fear with Media
Media Aided McCarthyism and then Buried It
Coverage Differed for Race vs. War
As Compared to Ferguson
Online Media create user based content
Coverage terrorism, foreign policy replaced drugs, crime and tech/space
Political Response 1918 Sedition Act to protect wartime morale by deporting putatively undesirable foreigners.
Palmer Raids had U.S. Attorney General targeting  left-leaning Communist labor agitating immigrants by arresting 10,000, jailing 3,500 and deporting 556 resident aliens.  "Criminal Syndicalism" state laws outlawing advocacy of violence in effecting and securing social change. Source
1947 Truman Doctrine  to contain Communism.
1947 Taft Hartley Act anti-union regulations
1948 Selective Service Act military draft
1950 McCarran Internal Security Act limits communists
1952 Immigration and Nationality Act limited inflow


1964 Civil Rights Act
1964 N. Mandela gets life
1965 Vietnam Protest Increase
1966 Black Panther Party forms
1971 Twenty sixth Amendment
Agnew, Nixon resign


2001 TSA takes over Air Port security
Homeland Security merged 22 agencies
2003 Immigration  doubled deportations

Winning Oligarchs 1) Business protected profit from labor
2) Relegion feared atheism of Communism
3) Right Leaning Politicians

 Law Justice Department, FBI
5) Media circulation means power/money
1-5 business, religion, right leaning politicians, JD/FBI
6) Military Industrial Complex

7) Media add radio
1-7 business, religion, right leaning politicians, JD/FBI, MIC, media
8) Workers were not protected from
foreign competition to maintain profit

9) Media
add TV

1-7 business, religion, right leaning politicians, JD, FBI, MIC, media
10) Surveillance State takes power and $
11) Neo-conservatism activist foreign policy
12) Social Media to be determined

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  1Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip between the sea and River Jordan, Jordan, southern Iraq, and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre. To allow access to the Mediterranean,[6] France was allocated control of south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.[6]  


Russia was to get Istanbul, the Turkish Straits and the Ottoman Armenian vilayets.[6]  The controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these areas


3. Terrorism Against the West 1970-2017
Is U.S. Overspending to Stop Terrorism?
see  25 Years of Right Wing Terrorism

Prelude: Ian Bremmer: Cyber Terrorism Is Coming and That Worries Me a Lot

What the US Should Achieve in Afghanistan 6 min video

Videos: Conservative Brookings Institution

50 Years: Legacies of the 1967 War 6 short videos

50-years-Legacies-of-the-1967 many short written reports

Podcast: The 1967 War 57 min podcast

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Obama Almost Got Us Out

Trump is Trying 1/8/20 US-Iran Tensions Increase



 Attacks Recently Increased      Travel Causes Most U.S. Foreign Deaths       Others Affected More        

But Still U.S. Worries a Lot    Russia Worries More    Other Areas Need Attention     Other Opinions    


Graphic Duiary



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Attacks Recently Increased?

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Note: Decision theory states that outliners should be ignored.
Unless the recent increase in terror continue, there may be other ways to increase U.S. Wellbeing.


See Have We Become Too Paranoid About Mass Shootings?

America's deadliest modern mass shootings

  1. Route 91 Harvest music festival, Las Vegas, October 2, 2017: 58 killed, 527 injured.
  2. Pulse, Orlando, Fla., June 2016: 49 killed and more than 50 injured.
  3. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., April 2007: 32 killed and 17 injured on campus.
  4. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., December 2012: 26 killed.
  5. First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas, November 2017: 26 killed.
  6. Luby's Cafeteria, Killeen, Texas, October 1991: 23 killed.
  7. McDonald's, San Ysdiro, Calif., July 1984: 21 killed.
  8. Walmart, El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2019: At least 20 killed, 26 injured.
  9. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., February 2018: 17 killed.
  10. University of Texas Tower, Austin, Texas, August 1966: 16 killed around campus.
  11. Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino, Calif., December 2015: 14 killed.
  12. Edmond post office, Edmond, Okla., August 1986: 14 killed.
  13. Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas, November 2009: 13 killed.
  14. Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo., April 1999: 13 killed.
  15. Binghamton Civic Association, Binghamton, N.Y., April 2009: 13 killed.
  16. New Jersey neighborhood and local shops, Camden, N.J. September 1949: 13 killed.
  17. Schoolhouse Lane neighborhood and Heather Highlands Mobile Home Village, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., September 1982: 13 killed.
  18. Wah Mee club in the Louisa hotel, Seattle, Wash., February 1983: 13 killed.
  19. Century 16 movie theater, Aurora, Colo., July 2012: 12 killed, 58 wounded.
  20. Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., September 2013: 12 killed, 8 wounded.
  21. The Borderline Bar & Grill, Thousand Oaks, Calif., November 2018: 12 killed, several wounded.
  22. Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Va., May 31, 2019: 12 killed.

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US Active Sanctions



Travel Causes Most U.S. Foreign Deaths


Others Affected More



But Still U.S. Worries a Lot


Russia Worries More

The ISIS corps stem from well beyond the Middle East. Russia is no stranger to terrorism either; more than 3,500 people have died in 800+ attacks in the country since 1970. The latest took place just last week when a bomb exploded in the St. Petersburg subway, killing 14 people. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but Russian state media has suggested links to ISIS or other international terror franchises. The assailant has been identified by Russian authorities as Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a 22-year-old Russian national born in Kyrgyzstan.




Other Opinions


Are we overspending on stopping terrorism? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Global Crises, Global Solutions: Costs and Benefits

U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism | Pew


5 ISIS-linked terrorism suspects planning attacks in Moscow ... - RT.com



9/11 Attack vs. Pearl Harbor Attack


History Relates to Terrorism

Algerian War for Independence from France
Had Many Atrocities as both the Algerian National Liberation
 and Colonial France contributed 1954 to 1962


Readings and Other Stuff

UN  Details Its Failure to Stop 1995 Bosnian Massacre
Finally Clinton overruled larger Western Europe's large
Democracies and the massacre ended.


Attacks are Down




I have seen conflicting data indicating a definition of mass shooting problem.
This data seems low. So this could be Fake News




See mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data/



For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world

Number of refugees resettled in the U.S. falls below total from the rest of the world for the first time in 2017



The War Book Reviews
The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Book  Reviews from the New York Times,
Crooks and Liars, and The Economist

How jihad went freelance

 is a review of three recent books. Al-Qaeda has
evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement
. Does that make  it less dangerous or more so? Jan 31st
2008 of The Economics

Readings  Tracking Global Terrorism 2018

Sisi vs. ISIS: Dictatorship vs. Mob Rule
Why Egypt Might Survive Arab Spring 3/25/15 

The Arab Spring Four Years Later 5/1/15

Power Struggles in Middle-East Exploit Islam's Ancient Sectarian Rift  7/5/14

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State 2008

Wolfowitz Doctrine 1992

Editor's Note:
Anwar Sada's Assassination

shortly after recognizing Israel
 is just one reason why peace in the Middle East
 is centuries away.

Travels with Walter, an Educator's Life
explores the genius behind these Free Internet Libraries.

White Nationalism, Born In The USA, Is Now A Global Terror Threat

from The Conversation

Data seems low



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Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War Trap