Context, Suggestions & Possibilities, +10 yrs. (Ignore the timeline, may be about to happen now!):Bottom Line Up Front:
• While the traditional forms of modern terrorism persist at lethally high-levels, as seen in the recent devastating suicide bombings in Yemen, Nigeria, and Lebanon, terrorists have changed the meaning of ‘spectacular’ attacks, with stunning repercussions
• They have done this by concentrating on the reaction to an attack, and manufacturing fluid situations perfect for overreaction and sustained chaos
• Three times in the last four months, lone wolves or small wolf packs of perpetrators have paralyzed major world cities with only a few rifles or a shotgun and with shouted slogans; expect more similarly-styled attacks in 2015
• This creates an urgent need for the thoughtful reshaping of our approach to countering this shifting threat while maintaining the ability to guard against traditional terror network-styled attacks.
"2011" he says. Ha ha ha.
Ten Years Later"Then the second wave of al-Qaeda attacks hit America." A leading expert on counterterrorism imagines the future history of the war on terror. A frightening picture of a country still at war in 2011
At the same moment, at the Tower Place, in Chicago; the Crystal Place, in Dallas; the Rappamassis Mall, in Virginia; and the Beverly Forest Mall, in Los Angeles, the scene was much the same: four shooters and hundreds of dead shoppers. America's holiday mall shopping effectively ended that day, as customers retreated to the safety of online retail.Many more, but that could happen this afternoon.
See also: The Final Jihad. (Somebody hates America.)