A Chicago researcher will tell Congress today what many of us kinda
already figured: most of the world's suicide terrorist attacks over the
past 30 years stem not from religious fundamentalism, but from military occupation,
usually ours. Robert Pape's six-year study found a big spike in
Afghanistan bombings - 12 to 450, with deaths up by a third since
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"We have lots of evidence now that when you put the foreign military
presence in, it triggers suicide terrorism campaigns... and that when
the foreign forces leave, it takes away almost 100% of the terrorist