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The birth and evolution of terrorism as we know it today. Terrorism as we know it was essentially born in the 1970s. From the abduction and murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics to the murder of Lord Louis Mountbatten, a member of the British royal family in 1979, the 1970s witnessed a horrific parade of kidnappings, hijackings and bombings. The Baader Meinhoff Group, the Red Army Brigade, Black September, the IRA, the SLA, the Weather Underground, Carlos “the Jackal,” and others dominated the headlines throughout the decade. Occasionally there was good news – Israel’s successful rescue of hostages at Entebbe, the safe return of Patty Hearst – but more often these incidents resulted in the loss of innocent life. We’ll examine the terrorists, their supposed causes and their victims in this episode.