Q&A: Why might some terrorist groups carry out an attack and then NOT claim responsibility?

by tyankee7 on February 13, 2013

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Question by Aaron: Why might some terrorist groups carry out an attack and then NOT claim responsibility?
Sometimes terrorist attacks are listed as “suspected” – why is this? Why might they only be “suspected” and why wouldn’t an organization claim responsibility if it gives them free press to advertise themselves and their cause?

Best answer:

Answer by badspeller
is better not to know them

What do you think? Answer below!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Cronus February 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Isreal is the biggest terrorist organization in the world.

jeeper_peeper321 February 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Because sometimes they go overboard and world opinion is against the attack

IE: they set a car bomb that blows up when a bus full of children are beside it

So claiming responsibility would make them look bad, even to the die hard terrorist supporters

kklynsma February 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

For example..
Some random Terrorist group in the Middle east (one that is not known)
“Lets destroy the white house! Mwahaha!”
CIA: We Suspect this group may be trying to target the President

*Some tanks roll over the whitehouse*
“From your friends in the middle east”

CIA – Who in the right mind would do that!?
Terrorists – Thank Allah we didnt write our names on there, The USMC, USAF, USN, USArmy, Navy Seals whatever! wouldn’t hesitate to go through 100 countries just to get us no matter how many were killed!…
CIA – Damned to God, we dont know who did this, and we cant make our way and get them in another country!..
Oh well.. We will put it on our suspected lists, in case we come across any other terrorist threats with the same techniques
*Filed away in a filer*

Meanwhile In the middle east
“The terrorist organisation known as Nabibsahab organisation has rolled tanks over the White house in America. They have furthered our cause o/” Long Live Allah! Peace be to allah!..”
Bahaha Pity they never suspected us… Free press in Middle eastern countries atleast.

Who in the right mind would even claim responsibility?
If people cant claim responsibility for starting a fight in the school yard, then who would let the world know that You had caused Treason and disobeyed United nations laws. All the UN will be after you then.. and the only countries to help you are countries not apart of the UN :O

And the only reason why they are “suspected” Is because there isnt enough proof to name one organisation in a bunch of probably a hundred organisations with out proof. And do you know how bad it is, when A soldier may be killing an innocent?

Sorry For my sarcasm. Just having some fun 😉 as well as answering the question in a typing scenario XD

But yeah, claim responsibility and be prepared to go to the moon, because I Think the whole world will be after you for attacking The United states.. :O

mckenziecalhoun February 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

1) Sometimes the group bites off more than they can handle (most criminals are fairly stupid).
2) Sometimes the message isn’t meant for the general public, they want a specific government or group to get the message and they do.
3) Sometimes a government doesn’t want the general public to get the “free press”. During WWII a lot of information was never shared, like the balloon attacks Japan launched on the mainland. There was only one death, but the effect of knowing that thousands of balloons carrying bombs had been launched at the USA would have been devastating. It was a failed attack, save for one man who found one and died when it exploded (interesting little historical note, that).

And those are just a few.

Eisbär February 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Because they may have covert intentions – like blaming others so that it starts a nice little war.

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