(urth) Predictions Re: The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Aug 2 14:18:56 PDT 2012

On 8/2/2012 5:11 PM, Jeff Wilson wrote:
> On 8/2/2012 6:45 AM, David Stockhoff wrote:
>> On 8/1/2012 11:44 PM, Jeff Wilson wrote:
>>> Then whenever the terror org needs some publicity, they call in
>>> another arson threat, and everyone running an unsanctioned weenie
>>> roast gets to enjoy the half-assed security theatre "zero tolerance"
>>> policies...
>> All true, but there's a big difference between "terror" and "media
>> hysterics." I just have to assume terrorists know the difference too.
> That difference is largely in the eye of the media consumers in 
> countries that rely on popular support of government.
Perhaps. But even granting that terrorists are not all-knowing why don't 
they try things like this?

My first answer, even before all the other stuff, is: because there are 
so few of them. (Real ones, I mean, not FBI extras.)

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