Does the press give terrorists ideas for attacks?




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Boots
 
September 28th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Does the press give terrorists ideas for attacks?


After 9-11, I was mazed at the detail the press put into America's weaknesses. The press wrote detailed articles on dirty bombs, flying planes into nuclear facilities, lack of security at ports, train stations, borders, how an attack in the US could influence the election, ect.

A thought crossed my mind. If I were a terrorist, all I had to do was read those articles to get ideas on how to strike back at America.

Does anyone else agree?
September 28th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Oh definitely. Disaster movies and all that help them come up with new ideas.
The press tells us everyday what sites are heavily secured and what are not... we are as democratic as we are vulnerable.
September 28th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
I have to say I think they can get ideas from anywhere, Hollywood, the press, books, television shows, etc... The best way to know what is goin on and where to hit is watch CNN. Every movement of everyone or thing is on there.
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Boots
September 28th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
If I was a terrorist, I'd just watch CNN or something like that to watch for weaknesses.
September 28th, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
I don't think so, because these folks are surely mad enough to make up sh*t like that on their own.
September 28th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
I think the press' influence in the plans is minimal.

al Qaeda, et. al. have lots of time to plan and can come up with a number of ways to murder thousands. They may be as suspicious of the Western press as they are of the governments.