That Whole Rigamarole

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Blogging Resumes

I have updated my suicide bombing rate charts. As of today, Israel has 14 consecutive bombing free days. We need to see at least a few more weeks before declaring an effect from the comprehensive approach of military action, building demolition, and negotiations.

I believe that the charts may show that the Palestinian terrorists may have been emboldened by the 9/11 attacks, as the pace of bombings really picked up only late in 2001. A lot of bloggers (and maybe others) have pointed out that Arab culture seems to be emboldened by perceived weakness, and my interpretation of the charts is consistent with that idea.


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