The Crime of Our Lives
How exactly is crime different from a "networked insurgency"? Opium funds Taliban operations, while extortion fuels insurgents in Iraq. When the object of the enemy may really be to create a profitable chaos, rather than the oft-stated goal of an "Islamic Caliphate", can terrorism be solved any more easily than crime can be exterminated? Maybe the greatest innovation of the modern Jihad was to make it indistinguishable, in certain respects, from organized crime; to convert the Religion of Peace into the Religion of Perps.
And thinking on the Turkish youths who killed employees in a Christian publishing house justifying their actions by saying "we didn't do this for ourselves, but for our religion. Our religion is being destroyed. Let this be a lesson to enemies of our religion," how exactly are they different from Cho Seung-Hui?