Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Bleak Thoughts on the First Decade: Reflections and Predictions

By       Message Manfred Wolf       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 41130
- Advertisement -

The suicide bomber is the new and most dangerous weapon of the twenty-first century. Not that it's entirely new or hasn't been used to great effect before, but now it has grown so pervasive that it has made scattered bands of warriors improbably powerful. Asymmetrical warfare is the order of the day. Good defenses are rare.

We've seen these human missiles spread from Palestine to the Middle East generally into America and Europe. Where will they turn up next?

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Security measures are bound to remain inefficient. The worst security measure is certainly the one we've taken. Adding layers of bureaucracy to existing spy agencies will make us -- and has probably made us -- less safe. The more organizations are involved, the less likely they are to "connect the dots."

- Advertisement -

I wrote as much four years ago when I warned that structural solutions, tinkering with organizational systems, never work. Unfortunately that is the solution to which America always gravitates.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Manfred Wolf grew up in the Netherlands and in the Dutch West Indies, and came to the U.S. at seventeen. He is a university professor, columnist, translator, and freelance writer, whose work has been published in numerous European and American (more...)
 

Manfred Wolf Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The President and the Talk-Show Host

The "Message" They Send Is Really About Us

Bleak Thoughts on the First Decade: Reflections and Predictions