Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway

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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 the death of twelve people and over 5000 requiring hospitalization. This essay will examine the attack by Aum Shinrikyo on the transportation system in Japan. This paper will also relate the threat of this type of attack with the risk management perspectives…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo In Jap A Case Study

    people for political purposes” (White, 2014, p. 4). Since the sarin attack on the Japanese subway in 1995, governments are taking measures to prevent and respond to terroristic attacks utilizing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons (CBRN). Robyn Pangi 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…

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  • Biological Terrorism Research Paper

    possibility of terrorists obtaining extremely dangerous chemicals is rising alarmingly fast. In a biological attack, many people are likely to die or get extremely ill within the first few minutes, whereas in a normal bombing or shootout, fewer would be killed, and in a less inhumane manner, even though all forms of terrorism are unacceptable and will not be tolerated without any retaliation. Side effects of biological weapons before death occurs include: Pinpoint pupils, excessive production…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo Case Study

    reputation by using violence. Reputation is a difficult thing to build, which explains why they chose to take the extreme route of creating it. The reputation of Aum Shinrikyo mattered to Shoko Asahara, as he cared most about gaining power, and violence helped his attempt to achieve that power. Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese cult that followed several beliefs core to the way that it operates. To create an initial cult following, Asahara began his organization out of the power vacuum left from the…

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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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  • 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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  • Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies

    In Richard A. Clarke’s book, Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror, Clarke explains America’s long war on terrorism. This book contains Clarke’s self-written narrative of his experience in counterterrorism and national security. On September 11th, 2001, Richard A. Clarke, chair of the Counterterrorism Security Group, the CSG for short, guided the United States’ instantaneous response to the terrorist attacks from the infamous Situation Room located in the West Wing of the White…

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  • Aum Shinrikyo Philosophy

    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 Joyu, former Aum Shinrikyo spokesman, founded Hikari No Wa. Joyu rejected Asahara’s original ideology, with the intent to distance himself from the group’s former stereotype.…

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