FUD Theater: MSNBC reports sporting events now possible terror targets

MSNBC reports that sporting events “could become” possible terrorist targets.”Could become” annoys me. They were already terrorist targets just like mass transit systems (subways, buses, bridges and tunnels), SCADA systems that control infrastructures, malls, etc.

I call this FUD theater because the risk has not increased, to my knowledge, in regards to sporting events since 9/11/01.

One Comment

  1. Scott Wright Dec 27, 2007 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    FUD Theatre is a good name for it. Actually, the article isn’t that bad, as it digs into the daily life of someone who has to think about this stuff virtually all the time. I think they just “buried the lead” in this story.

    The headline should have somehow embodied the constant battle between good and evil, the need to stay in communication with the intelligence community, the little details like making sure the supply of free pom-poms for the crowd don’t have plastic explosives in them…

    These guys are more like soccer goalies. They will never be able to stop a determined and skilled opponent indefinitely. There are just too many ways to score on them, and the silly nets are too big.

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