Talk:Tactics of terrorism

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In the "Methods of attack" section, the article currently describes the methods used strictly in terms of the most common portrayals of terrorist acts in popular Western media, while ignoring less "spectacular" but far more commonly used methods. I.e., there is discussion of speculation about methods of possible attacks, but no mention that most terrorism is carried out with conventional small arms. 15:44, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

More of a quick comment about this page--there ought to be citing, and there isn't. Its got plenty of useful info, but it makes it hard to use and lowers Wiki's credibility, since there isn't even a note saying as much at the top of the page, as there is on many other pages. -- 22:41, 9 April 2007 (UTC)Grey Bramrun

Terrorists and destructive cults[edit]

The article currently says "Terrorists act according to different motivations and goals, all terrorist groups have one tactic in common: to achieve maximum publicity in order to intimidate and generate a message as a means to attain its objectives." This is ok, however, by this definition a destructive cult isn't necessarily a terrorist organization. Accordingly, I'm unconvinced about including the sarin Tokyo attacks in this article, unless a citation is provided. Addhoc 09:54, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

  • It's not okay really, many organisations that utilise terrorist violence as a tactic to achieve political goals actually don't intend the act to force the target state to change a particular policy in order to achieve the goal - they seek to goad the target state into an indiscriminate response that radicalises moderates and gains the organisation more influence/power - as in "Provocative terrorism is designed to bring about revolutionary conditions rather than to exploit them" - Martha Crenshaw, The Causes of Terrorism, Comparative Politics, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 387. This entire article needs to be restarted from scratch, which i would do but my "strategies of terrorism" article got barred so i don't really want to waste my time with it.Twyn3161 (talk) 06:16, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


The article suggested that it was the media's (no indication of who, when, etc.) intervention which made bin Laden aware that his satellite phone conversations were being monitored. Sageman's book (for which the title was incorrect in the footnote) states "When bin Laden found out that his satellite phone conversations were being intercepted, he stopped using this technology." (p160). There is no mention of the media in relation to this comment. Orangetruck 19:35, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Citations and tone[edit]

This article does not have any proof that any of this is correct. Also, the page seems to be written in a more lax tone of voice. It need to be more serious than "When Bin Laden found out his calls were intercepted, he stopped using that form of communication." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:59, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Rescuer attack[edit]

Maybe this could be added: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Terrorism#Rescuer_attack

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:09, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. Due to the lack of discussion there is no proposed target name. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:37, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Tactics of terrorism? – I'm wondering if this article is more about forms and/or methods and/or types than tactics..? Relisted Calidum Talk To Me 03:17, 31 May 2014 (UTC) --Relisted. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:18, 24 May 2014 (UTC) Sardanaphalus (talk) 14:42, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

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