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  • Tuesday, February 07, 2006

    WMD threat from terrorists exaggerated

    Reuters, via Yahoo News has news that international experts don't believe the hype about terrorists being able to get hold of weapons of mass destruction:

    "The most likely terrorist threat is likely to be more ordinary and familiar, but still deadly in its own way," Freedman told the conference. He said it would be difficult for militants to develop weapons of mass destruction as they would require more people with extensive expertise, making it difficult to maintain security and increasing the risk they would be detected. Ayson, director of studies at the ANU's Strategic and Defense Studies Center, said governments should be doing more to ease public fears about weapons of mass destruction. "We should be disarming our nightmares," he said, adding that governments should separate the debate about terror threats from debate about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
    But that's just the thing, you see, our leaders don't want to disarm the nightmares, they want to play on people's fears. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


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