Bruce Scheneir, you rock my world.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the majority of security experts out there are as stupid as you'd expect someone who got a 2 week "diploma" and then worked his way up through the ranks by dozing off in a parking garage. I mean, what the fuck does a "yellow alert" mean? I presume they simply want us to all be a little less scared than the almost status-quo "orange alert". God forbid we ever have to deal with a "fuscia alert" because clearly then we'll be attacked by well dressed young men of disturbingly ambivilant sexuality. And then I read Bruce Schenier and regain all my respect for the security industry. Well, not really, I still think they're a bunch of useless, self important morons who derive their entire self-worth from wearing a uniform, but at least I dig Bruce. "The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. " Way to knock it home. Now if only it weren't in the self-interest of the American Oligarchy... er... I mean, "government" to keep the public so distracted that they don't quite get around to impeaching those who so clearly deserve it. But wait... Bruce is still on his A game. "Our job is to think critically and rationally, and to ignore the cacophony of other interests trying to use terrorism to advance political careers or increase a television show's viewership."