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4.0 out of 5 stars Well made, informative and with remarkable access, 21 Aug. 2006
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This review is from: The Cult of the Suicide Bomber [2005] (Region 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [US Import] (DVD)
Having read Bob Baer's books, I was interested to see the release of this film. It's well worth a look, primarily for the unprecedented access Baer has throughout the middle east - he happily chats with Hezbollah fighters, Israeli intelligence officers and Iranian generals. A very interesting depiction of the Iran-Lebanon-Palestine arc of suicide bombing, but not very informative on events beyond that line (nothing on the adoption of the tactic by "Al-Quaeda", only one mention of the Tamil Tigers, who were, until 2003, the most prolific suicide bombers in the world). For a wider context and deeper analysis read Robert Pape's "Dying to Win - The strategic logic of suicide terrorism". This is a very good and very informative current events film, without any hint of alarmism, dogma or hysteria.
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