Terrorism: Nothing yet ?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Seems awful quiet on the terroristic front. You can't count the hijacking of this Indian Airlines plane today because its just one of those "release our brother (Maulana Masood Azhar)" kind of things.
I really figured SOMEONE would do something to screw up one of the most happiest of Christian holidays and the culmination of America's biggest marketing tools.
They must be saving their toys for the rollover.
-- hamster (email@example.com), December 25, 1999
Maybe the alphabet agencies are on holiday too.
-- KoFE (Your@town.USA), December 25, 1999.
Maybe they are trying to scare the hell outta you so you will stay home which equates to less roudies while they are trying to check this rollover tech issue. It has been quiet though for the last two days. Alphabets on leave and no memos from their desks going to CNN, I would reckon.
-- Rob (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
Maybe the terrorists aren't as "crazy" and "nasty" as Dan Blather says, relatively speaking. In many parts of the world, US efforts are viewed as "terrorism".
US "terrorists" generally dress better, though.
-- Anonymous999 (Anonymous999@Anonymous999.xxx), December 26, 1999.
It is not about Christmas. It is about the roll-over. You can count the Indian Airlines Hijacking because it is an act of terrorism. That is sort of like not counting a CDC failure because it happened last week. Admittedly, they have hyped the threat... No question, what doesn't get hyped these days? NTL, the threat is real on any given day, why would it not be real on the first? Surely one realizes that the people who plan and execute these operations tend to gravitate towards anniversarys... Oklahoma City for example. The fed wants everyone to stay home during the holidays... to be sure. That much is clear to us all. Why? Any number of reasons... all speculation until hindsight puts it all in perspective. Unless there is a very sudden upsurge in serious, disruptive activity this week... martial law is not at all likely on the 28th (opinion of course). If on the otherhand there are a dozen duplications of Seattle during the week then we would be looking at a problem which would be nearly impossible to control... and ... for me quite unlikely. The people currently have what they feel they need.
-- (...@.......), December 26, 1999.