Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sophistication Indeed

I have to agree with Kate Heartfield here:

So let's break this down. (1) The terrorists assaulted several targets simultaneously. How hard is that, provided you have enough people, access to Google maps, and some wristwatches? (2) They took and kept hostages. How hard is that, provided you have guns and the hostages don't? I mean, the FLQ took hostages, for goodness' sake. (3) They carried enough weapons and ammunition to fight for several days. Okay, so they had some money and there were a lot of them. Fair point.

What stands out here is not great organizational skill or sophistication, but savagery.


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