Suicide Bombers

The Takeaway

Bombs Leave Dozens Dead at Embassy in Beirut

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dozens are reported dead in a double bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Right now it is thought that Iran is being targeted for its support of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah. Reports suggest one of the blasts was caused by a suicide bomber and the other by a car bomb. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Anne Barnard, Beirut Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Martyrs and Shooters

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Adam Lankford, criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama and the author of The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters and Other Self-Destructive Killers, finds parallels in the psychology between suicide bombers and rampage shooters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Plan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.