Today in terrorism – September 27, 2018

Terrorism is not always as ‘in your face’ as we sometimes think. Campaigns of violence, often…

Today in Terrorism: September 26, 2014

In all the debates about what is more important today from a terrorism angle, i.e. where…

September 25, 1974: Ejercito Revolucionario Popular alleged retribution for earlier heinous acts by the army at a chapel

Does the term ‘Dirty War’ mean anything to you? By this I mean the upper case…

September 24, 1981: Ottawa slaying of Turkish diplomat

In the late summer of 1982 I was driving back to London (Ontario) after having finished…

September 23, 1986: Gulf Air Flight 771 tragedy

Do you remember when airplane hijackings were all the rage? They seemed to happen all the…

September 22, 1975: President Ford survives second assassination attempt

The word ‘assassination’ is an interesting one (NB I taught linguistics for 15 years at university…

September 21, 1976: Car bomb blew up driving up Embassy Row in Washington

What do you remember of the dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile? Even if you are not…

September 20, 1980: ETA kill four members of Spain’s Guardia Civil at a bar

There are terrorists groups that have their rise and fall over time. Some groups are remarkably…

September 19, 1972: Letter bomb sent to the Israeli embassy in London

If you go far enough back in recent-ish history one of the terrorist groups that used…

September 18, 1997: Two men attack tour bus with automatic weapons in Cairo

One thing we know about terrorism is that it has no boundaries. No single language, ethnicity,…