July 16, 2005
al Qaeda and publicity
Austin Bay, at The Washington Times states the obvious. Here's an excerpt:
What makes the small and anonymous appear powerful and strong? In the 21st century, intense media coverage magnifies the terrorists' capabilities. This suggests winning the global war against Islamist terror ultimately requires denying terrorists weapons of mass destruction and curbing what is now al Qaeda's greatest strategic capability: media magnification and enhancement of its bombing campaigns and political theatrics.
Obvious, and yet, the news media still seems to have missed it.Posted by USAdave at July 16, 2005 08:04 AM