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Bruce Schneier - Is aviation security mostly for show?

January 7th, 2010 (05:52 pm)

Классная статья о подходах к обеспечению безопасности и борьбе с терроризмом

Our current response to terrorism is a form of "magical thinking." It relies on the idea that we can somehow make ourselves safer by protecting against what the terrorists happened to do last time.
Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy a country's way of life; it's only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage. The more we undermine our own laws, the more we convert our buildings into fortresses, the more we reduce the freedoms and liberties at the foundation of our societies, the more we're doing the terrorists' job for them.

via http://redtigra.livejournal.com/493037.html