The current obsession with airplane security is probably misleading our efforts. There are thousands of potential attack sites in this country. I will not detail them here for obvious reasons.

But note that we blew it with this most recently publicized case because we did not listen to the warning from the guy’s own father!

The point that I am leading up to here is that we cannot possibly guard all potential targets, but we can ask people to alert us with their suspicions. I am addressing this blog to the FBI — sorry if this causes them bother. But we all should have phone numbers and email addresses that we can contact with danger information that we pick up — even an overheard conversation. Friends and families are our best sources. But obviously we are going to miss things. We can only do what we can do. Right now I would get us off the plane obsession and think of other likely targets suggested by the daily mass murder reports from the Middle East.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]


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