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Much as I would like to agree with you, Douglas, the Bush administration was
not suggesting in their new assessment of what really threatens the US that
the threat of low-grade terrorism came from internal sources. Their recent
concession that truck/boat-borne explosives are more of a threat than
missiles referred still to external sources of terrorist threats.
I don't follow the shenanigans of the US domestic
fundamentalists/survivalists etc much, and am not aware of how they are
evolving. Can you summarize things here?
I think we can build a generic model of terrorism and its accompanying
dynamics, and that we would find domestic and foreign terrorists to be
pretty similar. We do have also to remember that not all terrorism comes
from religious fundamentalist sources, e.g. Bader-Meinhoff (sp?) would have
to be seen as a 'modernist' terrorist group.
If we could build such a model, we could have an interesting memetic overlay
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> > >Hands up who thinks Richard's views here have any credence
> > >Notice the way he uses the term 'we' as though he was personally
> engaged in
> > >the destruction of Afghanistan.
> well, this is how Americans talk. Maybe it could be called the Johnny
> Carson syndrome (cf: The King of Comedy)
> > >> <<Also, in the category of the Bush administration calming down
> and coming
> > >> to
> > >> its senses, it has now conceded that missile attacks from 'rogue
> > >> are
> > >> not the greatest military danger to the US, but that low-grade
> > >> attacks (e.g. trucks a la Oklahoma city) are.
> I think this is very intelligent. It recognises the biggest terrorist
> threat to the US is from within, from anonymous disaffected citizens
> who will strike at random.
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