Watch The Cult of the Suicide Bomber
- 1 hr 36 min
The Cult of the Suicide Bomber follows Robert Baer as he attempts to understand the history and current use of the suicide bomb in the Middle East. Baer is an ex-CIA operative. Baer was stationed in Beirut during his time with the CIA so he is familiar with the culture and knows the right questions to ask. He first traces the origin of the suicide bomb to the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980's. He goes on to speak with the families of those who have carried out suicidal missions. The families’ perspectives are often shocking.