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Terrorists use todays technology to capture (and encourage more terrorism) a audience for their cause. From LA Times: 12/8/08

The terrorists, who did nothing to obscure their identities, were monitoring international media reaction to their three-day killing spree on their BlackBerrys. In other words, as they slaughtered people, they were watching us watch them.

Some critics have blamed the media for giving the Mumbai terrorists the attention they so clearly desired. Anyone from Los Angeles to Cape Town could view real-time video feeds of burning hotels and sniper fire. If that wasn't enough, Mumbai residents were also providing live updates by way of Twitter, as well as Flickr and cellphone photographs. As you watched the events unfold, you knew that somehow you were playing into the killers' hands. The terrorists kill to grab your attention, and they dare you to look away.

"This is precisely how terrorism is meant to work," British terrorism expert Paul Cornish wrote last week. "The terrorist's action must always be complemented by the target's reaction in order to complete the scene."
 

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Terrorists use todays technology to capture (and encourage more terrorism) a audience for their cause. From LA Times: 12/8/08

The terrorists, who did nothing to obscure their identities, were monitoring international media reaction to their three-day killing spree on their BlackBerrys. In other words, as they slaughtered people, they were watching us watch them.

Some critics have blamed the media for giving the Mumbai terrorists the attention they so clearly desired. Anyone from Los Angeles to Cape Town could view real-time video feeds of burning hotels and sniper fire. If that wasn't enough, Mumbai residents were also providing live updates by way of Twitter, as well as Flickr and cellphone photographs. As you watched the events unfold, you knew that somehow you were playing into the killers' hands. The terrorists kill to grab your attention, and they dare you to look away.

"This is precisely how terrorism is meant to work," British terrorism expert Paul Cornish wrote last week. "The terrorist's action must always be complemented by the target's reaction in order to complete the scene."
So if we ignore you you'll stop posting?:D
 
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