(urth) Predictions Re: The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Aug 2 16:13:56 PDT 2012

On 8/2/2012 6:23 PM, nate jarvis wrote:
> I think the simplest answer is that terrorists prefer urban areas or
> resorts (eg the Red Sea beach resorts) as targets. A large scale
> forest fire doesn't affect as many people as a subway bomb or a
> skyjacking that could shut down a large city's trains or one (or all,
> as with the 2nd WTC attack) airports. Also, if you set the fire on
> Tuesday morning, claim responsibility Tuesday afternoon, and it rains
> on Tuesday evening, you look silly. If a group wants to use arson as a
> terror attack, setting fires in multiple sites in a city makes more
> sense, especially if they can sabotage the fire department's response
> in some fashion.
> Nate

The attack on Mumbai is a classic example: media, modernity, population, 
national identity, vulnerability.

Fires in Colorado? Nah.

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