- Yesterday, I blogged about Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 Norwegians last year, and about the effort to learn from the experience.
- Last night, a movie promoted by Terry Jones, the minister of intolerance and hate, led to violence in Egypt and Libya including the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three others. Just awful. I joked online that Jones should go and meet this anti-fans. Yes, we have freedom of speech, but with freedom comes responsibility. I cannot think right now of someone using the freedom of speech more irresponsibly than this one guy.
- President Karzi of Afghanistan is also being irresponsible this morning, highlighting the movie and not condemning the violence.
A second was more of wishful thinking than anything else. Perhaps we do not need to worry so much about how creative and ingenius lone wolves can be. It seemed to me that they are mostly not that creative--Breviek not only plagiarized in his manifesto but clearly borrowed from the AQ's playbook. Let's worry less about exotic attacks and focus on the basic's--improved explosive devices and shooting sprees. If we can figure out ways to deal with these, then we can focus on the stranger, higher tech stuff (improvised drones or what not).
Anyhow, I have more questions than answers. Any suggestions?