Aum Shinrikyo

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  • Aum Shinrikyo In Jap A Case Study

    identifies that chemical attacks, such as the one committed by the Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) in Japan, are different from conventional terroristic attacks because the effects of the attack can be reduced due to interventions made both prior to and after the attack (2002). Interventions for CBRN attacks include; intelligence gathering, training for responders, and limiting the ability of acquiring…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo Philosophy

    Before founding Aum Shinrikyo, Asahara was a semi-blind acupuncturist, massage therapist, and Chinese medicine practitioner. He was born in March 1955 in Yatsishiro, a city in Kyushu. Asahara was the son of a poor tatami mat-maker from Kyushu. At the age of six, he was sent to a special government-run school for the blind. Asahara took advantage of other students through his ability to see. The school for the blind was his earliest noted instance of manipulating others. In 2007, Fumihiro…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo Case Study

    How did reputation spur the Japanese cult, Aum Shinrikyo, also known as Aum, to use violence and how did they utilize said violence to create a new reputation? An act of domestic terror in 1995, and several smaller scale terroristic acts committed in the early 90s, is the kind of violence used by this cult to change and build a new reputation for themselves. After trying to gain political legitimacy, and failing, cult leader Shoko Asahara turned to building up his credibility and reputation by…

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  • John Parachini Case Study

    In 1995, a subway system located in Tokyo Japan was the target of a terrorist attack by a radical religious cult known as the Aum Shinrikyo. Their strategy included converging at the Kasumigaseki station and dispersing poisonous gas (sarin) into the air. This attack was not considered to be politically motivated; rather, it was an attack stimulated by the desire to distress the Japanese government, in an attempt to seize power. The attack was inclusive of five subways systems, and resulted in…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo Attack Case Study

    (1) Discuss the Aum Shinrikyo attack. What made the attack successful? Why were the casualties relatively low? March 20, 1995 a major subway line in Tokyo, Japan was attacked by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Apparently, this was a rush job after the cult found out that the police were going to raid their facilities. Some cult members were assigned to put liquid sarin into plastic bags and drop them off in different cars on the busy Kasumigaseki subway line. Afterwards, they were to puncture these…

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  • Are Hackers Good Or Bad

    Although, the ex-KGB agents, ex-CIA agents, or Israeli intelligence and other pro hackers, the professionals, are the most worrisome because professional’s who gather governments ' secrets and sell them, letting are never going to be caught unless they wanted to. An example of cyber terrorism is the terrorist group Aum Shinri Kyo. Aum Shinri Kyo was a cult of hackers that forcefully hacked into technology companies to steal technology that interested them, Powers notes. Cyber terrorism such as…

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  • Sarin Research Paper

    Although Sarin has been around for a very long time its effects, while very deadly, have not been very well studied. It is a dangerous chemical that has had no other purpose or intention then killing people quickly and effectively. Sarin is a clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that has been used in terrorist attacks all over the world. The main attacks carried out by the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo on the Tokyo Subway in 1995 and in the Iran-Iraq Conflict in the 80’s (Simpson, 2004). Although…

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  • Biological Terrorism Research Paper

    big wake up call for America, letting them know that chemical and biological weapons could be used on the battlefield and have drastically tragic results. Islamist terrorists, encouraged by their successful war against the Soviets around the 1980’s, were becoming more ambitious, eager to take on the great United States of America. In 1995, Disneyland received a videotape showing two hands mixing chemicals, along with a note threatening the theme park.The note specifically stated that “guests…

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  • Arguments Against Preemptive Strikes

    strike first to protect its citizens. If a state does not do so, then it is failing to meet its responsibility to protect its citizens from danger , which is equally as immoral. Furthermore, just because a terrorist is unlikely to use a weapon of mass destruction, does not mean there is a guarantee that they will not. If scholars argue that terrorist will not use a weapon of mass destruction because it is irrational and it will cause them to lose support, then it is necessary to remind them of…

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  • Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies

    to hear of a group that called itself “al Qaeda”. This group had been formed in 1990 by bin Laden out of paranoia after the first Gulf War. Ramzi Yousef, a member of al Qaeda, had entered the United States without any papers in 1992, unbeknownst to officials. Clarke also learned, in 1993, that the Kuwaitis had prevented an assassination attempt, led by Saddam Hussein, on President George H. W. Bush. This led President Bill Clinton to bomb suspected targets, like the Iraqi Information Ministry,…

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