Quick Hits – Episode 210: It is sad that terrorists get more attention than the victims of their acts.
In the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack we all want to know about the terrorists: who were they, where did they come from, why did they do what they did? Why were they successful (i.e. why weren’t the security intelligence and law enforcement agencies able to stop it)? Very few give much thought to the victims. Why not? Borealis argues that those who suffered deserve more coverage than the terrorists who carried out the violence.
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd., a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.