350 Simultaneous Bombs
The latest Cryptogram newsletter from Bruce Schneier is -- as usual -- filled chock-full with interesting security news and insights. For good or bad, though, Schneier comes off a tad on the liberal side with various anti-war missives such as this:
|An absolutely fascinating interview with Robert Pape, a University of Chicago professor who has studied every suicide terrorist attack since 1980. "The central fact is that overwhelmingly suicide-terrorist attacks are not driven by religion as much as they are by a clear strategic objective: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland."|
James Taranto, in today's edition of the invaluable 'Best of the Web' notes:
|A series of bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in dozens of cities across Bangladesh Wednesday, striking regional capitals as well as the national capital, Dhaka," CNN reports: "According to police, at least 115 people were injured with 350 bombs detonating. Bangladeshi media reported at least one fatality."|
Three hundred fifty bombs? Wow, someone's really mad about the Bangladeshi occupation of Iraq!
And no word from Pape regarding the nearly 3,000 fatalities on 9/11 and whether the terrorists had claimed Manhattan in the name of Jihad (as they have London, for instance).