Category Archives: Terrorism

Targetting the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons

I know I beat this drum often, but once again, we learn that our surveillance apparatus is directed at non-violent political opposition (boldface mine): Other centers distributed information about the [Occupy] protests, sometimes describing arrests or disruptive tactics, but often … Continue reading

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It Appears the Mistake Occupy Made Was to Be Unarmed

This is getting fucking ridiculous (boldface mine): After two armed men threatened a Bureau of Land Management wrangler on Tuesday in western Utah, workers are removing BLM logos from their vehicles to help avoid additional incidents, the Salt Lake Tribune … Continue reading

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Rightwing Mobs Set Up Armed Checkpoints in Nevada

It’s safe to say that the right is no longer playing at insurrection, but is actually denying other citizens their right to free assembly (boldface mine): A Democratic congressman from Nevada said in a letter this week that his constituents … Continue reading

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Questions Still Unanswered

It’s good to see that the Boston Globe is finally catching up to the Dirty Fucking Hippies and asking hard questions about why federal agencies never passed on relevant information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Kevin Cullen (boldface mine): “Why would they … Continue reading

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One More Slip of the Security Rachet: The Boston Marathon Edition

One of Boston’s (many) saving graces is that it’s full of hard-headed stubborn people. While that might sound like damning with faint praise, in an era where our putative political leadership perpetually craps its pants, it’s refreshing to know that … Continue reading

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Keeping Terrorist Sabotage of Our Infrastructure in Context

Or, it’s the natural disasters, stupid (boldface mine): Our energy systems are so big, complex and spread out, that they are doomed to fail on occasion, sometimes in ways that cascade catastrophically through the system. The electrical grid is especially … Continue reading

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Security Theater: The Waiting In Line Edition

After the Sept. 11 attacks, I remember that my family’s synagogue in DC tightened security for the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). It always had some security: elected officials and Israeli embassy staff often attended, so there was … Continue reading

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