The bottom line is, terrorism doesn't kill many people. Even in Israel, you're four times more likely to die in a car wreck than as a result of a terrorist attack. In the USA, you need to be more worried about lightning strikes than terrorism. The point of terrorism is to create terror, and by cynically convincing us that our very countries are at risk from terrorism, our politicians have delivered utter victory to the terrorists: we are terrified.Hat tip to MSNBC's Clicked.
Monday, August 14, 2006
I don't really like the title of the link, but the body of the text is a very important read. The study refrenced in the article is even more important.