Analysis in the London, Oklahoma City, and Olympics Bombings

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Analysis in the London, Oklahoma City, and Olympics Bombings
Introduction
Comparing the London subway bombings, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and the bombing at the Atlanta Olympics indicates a number of similarities and differences, for although these were all terrorist attacks carried out for ideological reasons, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Olympics bombing were domestic terrorist incidents perpetrated by American citizens, while the London subway bombing was international terrorism and was perpetrated by Islamic extremists.
Ultimately, the main similarities of these terrorist bombings is that they were ideologically motivated and targeted civilians, while the main differences are evident in...
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.....oup. Other important differences include different ideological agendas, the size of the terrorist’s support networks, the power and sophistication of the explosive devices used, and target selection.
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