Close the Washington Monument

Another great article on how terrorism is psychological warfare and how the US has taken the bait.

Bruce SchneierClose the Washington Monument

Terrorism isn’t a crime against people or property. It’s a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful. Terrorists use the media to magnify their actions and further spread fear. And when we react out of fear, when we change our policy to make our country less open, the terrorists succeed — even if their attacks fail. But when we refuse to be terrorized, when we’re indomitable in the face of terror, the terrorists fail — even if their attacks succeed.

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Close the Washington Monument

How our “security” obsession costs us

If you are only going to read one article on the TSA, please read this one.

How our “security” obsession costs us

“The terrorists never have to strike an actual target. It’s not even incumbent upon them to build a bomb that works. Just about anything will do. To be successful, they just have to repeatedly send things in our direction, inciting the expectable Pavlovian reaction from the U.S. national security state, causing it to further tighten its grip (grope?) at yet greater taxpayer expense.”

How our “security” obsession costs us