Smash has started a post thread to debunk misunderstandings of terrorism as he encounters them.
[A]fter looking throught the 9/11 Commission reports, and reading the reactions in the press and around the various weblogs, I realize that most people still know very, very little about the al Qaeda organization and international terrorism in general. The past few days have made me realize that many people are holding on to various fallacies and misconceptions about international terror groups. So, instead of writing a lengthy analysis of the reports, IÃ¢€™ve decided my time would be better spent addressing these fallacies as I encounter them.
This is going to be a very long post, and I will be updating it frequentlyÃ¢€¦
That’s not a post, my friend, it’s a book. Or a blog. [Hmm. How about a group blog called “Terrorism Fallacies”? -ed. Like I’ve got time for that. As Dave Barry would say, though, it would be a good name for a rock band.]