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2061: Odyssey Three - Chapter 24, Shaka the Great Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, Shaka the Great Summary

An explanation of Shaka the Great is given. At one time this was the name of a great Zulu tyrant, but now Shaka is the name of a shadowy group of terrorists that developed after the formation of the USSA (United States of South Africa). The terrorists sabotage commercial installations, do various bombings, kidnappings and occasional assassinations. There is some doubt that the organization really exists, although its agents might be programmed to kill themselves rather than submitting to capture and interrogation.

Chapter 24, Shaka the Great Analysis

An eerie parallel exists between the Shaka organization and Al Qaeda, the current terrorist organization of interest. Both involve suicidal agents, although religion has a great influence in Al Qaeda, where Shaka is purely a political terrorist organization, if it truly exists. In any case, now that Shaka has been introduced, the story must...

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