Terrorism, or just induced fear?

Mâine dimineață mă urc în avion. Și ca de fiecare dată, va trebui să mă urc cu pantalonii în vine (sau cel puțin fără curea), și n-o să am dreptul să am măcar o sticlă cu suc la mine.

Așa că… îmi aduc aminte de un articol al lui Schneier.

Another thought experiment: Imagine for a moment that the British government arrested the 23 suspects without fanfare. Imagine that the TSA and its European counterparts didn’t engage in pointless airline-security measures like banning liquids. And imagine that the press didn’t write about it endlessly, and that the politicians didn’t use the event to remind us all how scared we should be. If we’d reacted that way, then the terrorists would have truly failed.

Articolul complet îl găsiți aici. Truly an interesting read!

Alte articole interesante despre nebunia cu lichidele:

Now, books aren’t the only things you could nitrate. Pants and shirts? Sure. It might take a lot of effort to get things just so or they will look wrong to the eye, but I bet you can do it. Clearly, we can’t allow people on planes wearing clothes. Nudity in the air will doubtless be welcomed by many as an icebreaker, having been deprived of their computers and all reading material for entertainment.

For some real terror, picture twenty guys who understand op-sec, who are patient, realistic, clever, and willing to die, and who know what can be accomplished with a modest stash of dimethylmercury.
[ Dimetilmercurul este una din cele mai puternice neurotoxine cunoscute. Poate ucide prin piele, haine, mănuși de latex, etc. ]


FDR: Oh, I’m sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we’re coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How’s that going to feel?

CHURCHILL: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We’ll be in the pub, flipping you off. I’m slapping Rolls-Royce engines into untested flying coffins to knock you out of the skies, and then I’m sending angry Welshmen to burn your country from the Rhine to the Polish border.

US. NOW: BE AFRAID!! Oh God, the Brown Bad people could strike any moment! They could strike … NOW!! AHHHH. Okay, how about .. NOW!! AAGAGAHAHAHHAG! Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!

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  1. UberGeek » Blog Archive » Între securitate și organizare Said,

    December 2, 2008 @ 0:00

    […] Am mai spus-o aici, și o repet: operațiuni de genul acesta nu sunt măsuri de securitate. Sunt doar un fel de „hai să ne facem și noi că facem ceva”. Doar o modalitate prin care unii oameni își justifică un salariu. Astfel de măsuri nu vor opri pe nimeni (see above), cu atât mai puțin pe un terorist hotărât (sau un grup). În schimb, vor reuși să strice ziua pentru sute de oameni cinstiți. […]

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