Thursday, May 06, 2010

Political Jiu-Jitsu

Berlin, Jiu-Jitsu-SchuleThe main goal of terrorist attacks anywhere is to drive the victims crazy: to goad them into doing stupid, violent things that ultimately play into the hands of those who planned the attacks. Terrorism is a kind of political jiu-jitsu in which a relatively weak group attempts to trick a far stronger enemy into a self-defeating response.

-- Gwynn Dyer, Brisbane Times, 6 May 2010

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