March 28, 2012 Stratfor publishes article on terrorism
Stratfor, a private intelligence firm out of Austin, TX published an online article detailing how to deal with terrorism.
Personally, I fall more on the libertarian side of politics so I agree with the premise of the article. The premise is that terrorism is only terrorism because we make it so. Terrorist attacks are going to happen. The government will stop some, but not all. However, the overall effectiveness of a terrorist attack is measured by how we as a society respond to it. For example, the Madrid train bombing changed the course of the Spanish election and 9/11 spawned numerous armed conflicts around the world and created a color coded “awareness” scale that even though it has been retired it still ingrained in the American consciousness.
Terror is terror only if you let it be so.