The Bouazizi effect and counter-terrorism – Homeland Security Watch

Homeland security in the United States emerged from a dramatic encounter with a perverse sort of martyrdom.  Bin Laden’s minions sacrificed themselves to murder innocents.  The murders have continued.

We have struggled to stop the isolated carriers of this contagion. We have been stymied in our efforts to staunch or even to accurately know their ultimate source. But the last ten weeks have offered important clues to what an effective counter-terrorism strategy will include.