What Terrorists Want

02006-08-24 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Schneier on Security: What the Terrorists Want
The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we’re doing exactly what the terrorists want.

Go ahead and click on the link at the start of this post and please read the whole piece.


  1. AdamSolomon

    Mm, beautiful! They’re dark and checking their watches, so we question them for a few hours? There is a fine line between security and hysteria.

  2. dave

    Hits the nail on the head.

  3. Susanne

    Fear stands in the way of so many things to be accomplished and it’s used by terrorists and governments alike to use the rest of us to serve their purpose! Refuse fear!


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