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Posted by  d on October 16, 2002 at 21:25:34:

In Reply to:  Re: sniper - explain posted by steve on October 16, 2002 at 13:17:17:

Let me try ...
In a bureaucratic city like Washington, since WWII it was possible, I believe, to work in the federal government and its many agencies on
projects of international scope, with extensive ramifications for international trade or peace or war- and then quit work at 5:00, drive a short way to Alexandria or Chevy Chase, and enter the cozy, dreamlike world of the American suburb, with green lawns, softball games...
"To attack me while I shop at the Mall" the bureaucrat might think- "Unthinkable!"
Not unthinkable to a Londoner during the Blitz...

Some hundreds of thousands of federal workers live in the Washington DC area in this way; and I am suggesting that, whether the intention is explicit or not, the activities of this "madman" (or "men") have the effect of destroying the illusions of sanctuary, the separations of mental categories, which suburban life is designed to provide.....

Which, in the mind of a terrorist, would seem "logical", not "senseless"....

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