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Bruce Schneier on terrorism

Bruce Schneier posted an essay today entitled Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot. He says:

I don’t think these nut jobs, with their movie-plot threats, even deserve the moniker “terrorist.” But in this country, while you have to be competent to pull off a terrorist attack, you don’t have to be competent to cause terror. All you need to do is start plotting an attack and — regardless of whether or not you have a viable plan, weapons or even the faintest clue — the media will aid you in terrorizing the entire population.

Bruce Schneier is the Director of Homeland Security on my federal government fantasy league team.

4 Comments

  1. I love the idea of a “federal government fantasy league team”. What is the rest of your lineup?

  2. Seconded Dave G’s comment — you gotta do a post now rounding out the rest of your lineup.

  3. Schneier is SO spot on with this.

  4. I’m working on a post on the federal government fantasy league team. Not sure how long it’ll take to finish it, but I’m finding it entertaining.

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