The Logic of Suicide Missions
Americans are often puzzled why anyone would mount a suicide attack against Americans. In WWI (World War I) and WWII (World War II) American mounted all kinds of suicide missions, though they were not called that. They were missions with perhaps only a 1% chance of returning alive. Why did Americans do that?
- They believed by risking/sacrificing their lives they would save many of their comrades.
- They believed the enemy were so evil, it was worth sacrificing their own life to take out one or more of them.
- They saw demonstrating such reckless bravery as bestowing great honour.
I think the exact same motivations would apply to suicide attacks on Americans.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)