What the fuck could possibly be the benefit of transiently “increasing transit security” right after a successful terrorist attack on some other transit system–and then at some point thereafter returning it to baseline when the supposed heightened threat “has passed”–unless you are basing your security strategy on the conclusion that terrorists are mind-bogglingly stupid? Are we really that incapable of thinking rationally about the threat of terrorism?


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    Benefit? Who said anything about a benefit? It’s merely to silence the idiots who’d otherwise be all, “OMG there was a terrorist attack halfway ’round the world and nobody here did ANYTHING! Don’t you remember 9/11???”

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