Posted by: twotrees | November 21, 2010

“Fear has become detatched from the reality of risk”

Patt Morrison’s interview of Brian Michael Jenkins in today’s L.A. Times speaks to some of the issues we’re dealing with regarding terrorism.  Jenkins, one of the top go-to guys for intelligence, discusses where we are and what we’ve become following 9/11.  Notable quotes include ” television [news] in my view has become a sort of reality show with manufactured drama…  “were deploying a thousand body scanners (at airports) costing millions of dollars.  If we do this every time there’s an attempt, we are going to do exactly what our terrorist foes want us to do.”

It’s a thought-provoking Q&A.  Read it here:,0,2702178.column


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