Monday, June 04, 2007

How scary is it?

Contrast “U.S.: 'Unthinkable' terror devastation prevented” and “Plot Was Unlikely to Work, Experts Say, Citing Safeguards and Pipeline Structure”.  The usual problem with Bibi Netanyahu’s ‘war on terror’ is that the ‘terrorist’ story has to be dramatic enough to cause fear and Islamophobia, but not so dramatic that it seriously reduces anybody’s profits or the stock market index.  Pipelines are everywhere, and largely unguarded and unguardable, and Americans know that, so a pull-back from the original scare was necessary.