Elzar: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..Spoken like a first-rate pressure cooker salesman...
Pribar: Now if I can just convince the Old Lady to sit on the sidewalk and take a nap under this nice comfy tarp (the one with pressure cookers stencilled all over it) while we wait for the race to start I could save a bundle on divorce lawyers
Gyrfalcon: FNG: Barn doors, horses. Stupid, not a PSA.What are you, the reverse Meow Said the Dog?
iheartscotch: SCARED OF OUR OWN FARKING SHADOWS!/ if the FBI would actually follow up with reliable tips; this kind of shiat wouldn't happen
Enigmamf: Somaticasual:Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..So in other words, arrest people for doing anything terrorists haven't done?I think you would get rather a lot of false positives.
dittybopper: The Boston marathon bombers weren't competent. The attempt was actually pretty amateurish.First of all, the bombs were very inefficient. Much of the available energy was wasted in making a big orange fireball. Smaller bombs with thicker casings and less powder in them would have been less noticeable (no need to leave a whole backpack) and just as effective.The elder brother was operationally smart: he wore nondescript clothes and a brimmed baseball cap with sunglasses so his features were most obscure. The younger brother, though, walked around with his hat on backwards and no sunglasses, so we got to see his actual face on security footage.The also made the mistake of letting their hostage escape but of not tossing out his cell phone. That allowed the police to track them. If you are going to do something that will bring you to the attention of the authorities in a bad way, you don't want to be carrying a cell phone. The police have access to the location records and can use that to track you down in real time.
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