Unabomber


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Unabomber

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Unabomer

(both: yo͞o`nəbŏm'ər), name given by the FBI to the elusive perpetrator of a series of bombings (1975–95) in the United States that killed 3 and wounded 23. The targets were mainly academics in technological disciplines, airline executives, and executives in businesses thought to affect the environment. Fifteen bombs—most mailed, some hand-placed—exploded, and one was defused. In 1995 the Washington Post and New York Times published the Unabomber's long, rambling manifesto after he pledged in return to end the bombings. A year later the FBI, acting on information from his brother David, arrested Theodore J. Kaczynski (1942–), a reclusive former mathematics professor, at his isolated cabin in Montana. In Jan., 1998, Kaczynski pled guilty to federal charges related to the bombings; later that year he received four life sentences plus 30 years in prison.
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He spoke about the Unabomber a few times as if he were some kind of local hero," The Daily Express quoted King, as saying.
The Harvard Alumni Association apologized for an entry in the 50th anniversary report for the class of 1962 in which Ted Kaczynski, the man known as the Unabomber who is serving multiple life sentences, updated his awards and current job title.
By JIM CLARKE AN Irish card player known as the Unabomber will attempt to set a world record for the longest continual poker game this week.
The Unabomber had killed three people and maimed 23 others over 18 years, creating an atmosphere of suspicion and fear across the US.
I would also remind him that religious fundamentalists are not the only source of terrorism; we only have to see the consequences of the far right Unabomber in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the London nail bomber to realise this.
Kaczynski, an American anarchist, targeted universities and airlines so the FBI dubbed him Unabomber.
One of the revelations to come out of Rasmussen's report is that some of the intellectual lineage of the eco-terror movement can be traced back to radical academic John Zerzan, a one-time confidant of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Cleary, who headed the Unabomber case, to investigate Tocchet.
The windowless cabins feel more Unabomber than Chinese monk, not symbols of contemplative consciousness but rude hideaways for the asocial.
I can't even be certain of my own first time, although I definitely remember doing so in June 1995, when my family and I had the nauseating experience of flying out of Los Angeles International Airport on a day when the Unabomber (remember him?
Some of these people seem overly hostile and anti-social-which is obvious given their stated intents, but it appears to border on paranoia, and is fixated on the government and progress (after all, Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was one).
The 53-year-old former math professor is suspected of being the Unabomber, a serial bomber blamed in the deaths of three people, including a California Forestry Assn.