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View Diary: The Right Wing Media Is Nervous - Updated (240 comments)

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    if the terrorists started concentrating on any one pattern, it would eventually be picked up, and as with the snipers on the mid-Atlantic coast, DC area a few years back, create a lot of fear.  

    If they did truly random murders across the country, it might not be noticed.

    I think the point is that killing and maiming a large number at once is one of the surest ways of creating terror, so while the victims don't matter as people, no one person is a target,  it is very much about killing people.  That there are billions of people on earth, hundreds of millions in America, so no one person is at great risk,  people respond to perception not real threat levels.

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