I'm all for understanding terrorists and root causes but you're giving terrorists a lot more credit than they deserve. Those reasons you gave lead to societies that tend to generate terrorists. But as for the actual terrorists, they're dysfunctional individuals looking for a purpose. In a healthy society they're join a fraternity, cult, gang, political party hack, or become a spree shooter. In a threatened society they play the hero by becoming a soldier in a war against a great enemy (a terrorist), but the motive is the same, forget your morals and become a part of something.
Not necessarily. One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. People can be terrorists for lots of reasons, but generally of course something they feel strongly about (nationality, religion, race).
If the US army lost a lot of it's might, and China invaded your country (yeah, not going to happen, but play along) what would you do? Would you fully submit to their will, or would you do your best to get them out? Let's say you won't fight back, but others do... Upon trying to find out the "patriots" trying to kick out the invaders they kill 50 civilians for each militant. Half of your relatives are killed without taking part in some combat. Does this make you feel like you did the right thing in submitting to the Chinese invaders, or feel even more like getting rid of them?
I know the analogy does not work, but it's still not that far fetched. I live next to Russia in a country that has previously been invaded by them and regained independence. When we where under their reign any people fighting for independence where considered terrorists, and of course the same thing would happen again if they decided to invade us a second time. Looking from the Russian point of view terrorists would of course be considered the scum of the earth, they did after all invade our weak country in a day, now why can't everybody just submit and play along by their rules?
Those reasons you gave lead to societies that tend to generate terrorists.
Having your country invaded generates terrorists. Having your relatives shot and blown to pieces generates terrorists. Having a religious or nationalist nut doing your head in generates terrorists, especially when combined with low education and those previous points.
But as for the actual terrorists, they're dysfunctional individuals looking for a purpose. In a healthy society they're join a fraternity, cult, gang, political party hack, or become a spree shooter.
Some of them are for sure