Episode 233 – Why a terrorist would target Christmas and New Year’s for an attack
Christmas time is a truly magical time. Gift giving, family gatherings, religious services and other activities are associated with the season, even if some think it has become too commercialised. Large numbers of people out and about represent a lot of fun, but also targets for terrorists. Why would this be? In the wake of arrests in Austria and the raising of the terrorism alert level in Germany and the Netherlands, Borealis looks at what is going on and why.
By Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.