By Lawrence E. Likar
To counter eco-terrorism, we needs to comprehend why it happens. Eco-Warriors, Nihilistic Terrorists, and the surroundings is a complete exam of the vulnerability of the usual surroundings, of its nexus with the strategic pursuits of terrorists, and of a security-planning technique which could hinder or ameliorate environmentally associated assaults. the 1st e-book to comprehensively tackle the prevention of environmentally concentrated terrorism, this paintings appears on the setting and the personal and executive amenities that impression it as resources to be secure. targeting the aptitude of lone-wolf terrorists and small, self-radicalizing cells to devote powerful violent acts, defense specialist Lawrence E. Likar furnishes character and operational profiles of either nihilistic and eco-warrior terrorists, showcasing a vital part of the behavioral-science-based, security-planning technique he promotes. so much severely, the ebook addresses the distance in present security-planning technique and literature, and it unearths novel intelligence-gathering suggestions, operational techniques, and countermeasures designed to shield opposed to assaults.
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Some natural weapons can be augmented by and combined with human-engineered biological agents and toxins that can harm human beings and are often categorized as weapons of mass destruction (WMD). 73 In contrast, natural environmental weapons, such as fire and water, require little expertise to deploy. The Fire Weapon Fire has been used historically as a weapon in a variety of applications. Intentionally set wildfires are an obvious weapon choice that has been employed successfully by known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.
60 In section 3—“Advancing our Interests”—the objective termed “Enhance Science, Technology, and Innovation” includes an extensive exposition on the linkage between a strong environment and America’s ability to become more innovative. In this subsection, the NSS planners issue a warning to America’s citizens that if the United States does not take the “lead in the development of clean energy technology . . 62 • A planned reduction in GHG emissions is listed as “in the range of 17 percent by 2020 and more than 80 percent by 2050”63 if regulatory legislation and implementation of those regulations can be accomplished.
For example, water contained by the Hwanggang Dam in North Korea has been recognized by South Korea as a potential weapon of terror. In 2009, without any warning, North Korea released 40 million cubic meters of water from the dam, causing a tidal wave on one of South Korea’s rivers that resulted in the drowning of six individuals. 81 In 2008, although they did not carry through on their threat, Taliban insurgents issued a warning that they would blow up Pakistan’s Warsak Dam, which would have destroyed the main source of water for the city of Peshawar in Pakistan.
Eco-Warriors, Nihilistic Terrorists, and the Environment (Praeger Security International) by Lawrence E. Likar