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:  http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-morrison-jenkins-112010,0,2702178.column

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: