In this post I will talk about some important factors regarding terrorism such as tactics, cover, preparation, and others which I found this info on wikipedia.com
Tactics of terrorism:
Terrorist group usually attack with poison, explosives and weapons of massive destruction with a target that is to maximize fear and publicity. They try to cause a great amount of damage and kill as many people as possible.
The preparation of attacks depends on the kind of attack. If the attack is big it will take years but if it isn’t so big its preparation could be spontaneous. However all preparation is kept in secret and only a few people are aware of it.
There are 2 ways terrorist cover themselves. One of them is to act as normal people and try to have no contact with the police. Another way terrorist cover themselves is that they dress up and change their appearance so police never find them. Hiding their trying identity is very important.
Terrorist have many ways to get funds. Some of them are kidnapping, drug trafficking or robbery. Some time the terrorist get money of the family if the family is rich.
The amount of training depends on the difficulty of the attack and of the level of help available from other terrorists and organizations. The terrorist normally get their training on their own training camps. However if the terrorist will use a plain as a missile, they need to learn how to fly an airplane, and this type of training might be available in public facilities.
Normally what terrorist learn on their training camps is; physical fitness, combat or martial arts, firearms, explosives, intelligence/counterintelligence, and field craft. Sometimes terrorist take more specialized trainings such as language, cultural familiarization, communications, and surveillance techniques.
Communication has become easier for the terrorist because of modern technology which has been developed during the last 15 years. Right now terrorist can communicate all around the world by E-mails, fax transmissions, websites, cell phones, and satellite telephones. Technology has help terrorist to communicate but it has also helped police because to use it against them. For example, scientists have invented some equipment that can localize where a specific cell phone and catch the terrorist that has being using it.
I think this article is very important because it can help the governments around the world to understand terrorism and use this information to prevent it. My country Colombia has being attacked by terrorist groups many times, so we have to take terrorist groups seriously.
This week I learned about terrorism tactics, such as preparation, cover, training, communication, and funding. I still want to learn about: Known terrorist such as: Pablo Escobar (A very known terrorist that is dead and was very bad for Colombia), Hitler, and many others that are important for many bad reasons. I will also like to study the effects of terrorism on people, and what places are most likely to be attacked by terrorist. It will also be interesting to analyze the main causes for people to become a terrorist and also to know what do people feel when the terrorism attack is happening or what do the people that are going to suicide for the attack feels.