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"The Internet gives them direct access. It even allows them to segment their audiences so they can communicate with potential recruits, with those who are already in the organization, and with broader sympathetic audiences as well as their enemy. They can do ... modern marketing and these communications have enabled them to be very, very effective and they've been increasingly adept in exploiting this. I don't think we have yet fully fathomed the sophistication of their communication strategy." Brian Jenkins
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"That means that as opposed to waiting for full-fledged conspiracies, they may be picking up individuals when they are still in the early part of this [recruiting] trajectory. They may have only taken a few steps down the path. But if you're going to wait until there are mature terrorist plans, then that runs a risk. And in this post-9/11 environment, authorities are unwilling to take that risk." Brian Jenkins
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"We believed or hoped that the tactic of a suicide bombing would not be exported. This is a new threat for us." Brian Jenkins
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"[The Jordanians] run a very, very tight ship in terms of security so they have been able to foil a number of attacks, ... But particularly with the war in Iraq, there will be more spillover." Brian Jenkins
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"The results of the probe are disturbing, but they are not surprising. People believe what they see or what they think they see. Deception and disguise often work." Brian Jenkins
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"I think that is the lesson of the Israeli efforts over the years." Brian Jenkins
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"How did they come in? How were they dressed? What were they carrying? What did they look like?" Brian Jenkins
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"When you're dealing with a disparate host of terrorist foes over time, as the Israelis have confronted, then it has less effect." Brian Jenkins
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"Get the plane on the ground. Let the authorities deal with the hijackers. As in a mugging, the thing you don't want to do is grab the pistol out of the mugger's hand. Give the mugger your wallet. In a hijacking the proper thing to do is sit tight and not challenge the hijackers." Brian Jenkins
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"It is a great source of concern when any of these procedures are not being followed. One is always going to find a violation here or there, but an indication that ignoring the rules is widespread practice is shocking and deplorable." Brian Jenkins
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"He said he was driving on U.S. 250 and said someone ran in front of him." Brian Jenkins
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"I was looking for a space heater today, which I found, but a lot of the other stuff I bought isn't stuff that I really need." Brian Jenkins
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"If this happened before 9/11, I'm not certain they would have brought it into a courtroom. They might have let it unfold a bit." Brian Jenkins
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"This is not the Prussian general staff. They don't think about operations the way we think about operations." Brian Jenkins
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"I'll get today out of the way first before deciding on a final plan of attack, but it's probably either the Hawkes Bay Guineas next or the Caulfield Guineas," Brian Jenkins
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"Terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s was carried out by relatively discreet, identifiable groups, ... Terrorism in the 1990s is carried out by ad hoc conspiracies." Brian Jenkins
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"We are now dealing with many little al-Qaidas with the potential of neighborhood al-Qaidas. They may not be able to carry out specialized operations ... but they can still operate at a lethal level." Brian Jenkins
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"This is the way cults recruit. To a certain extent ... this is the way armies recruit." Brian Jenkins
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"Do we want to chase them out of the subways and into the streets? Probably yes." Brian Jenkins
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"What we've learned from the British experience is that if people are admonished to notify authorities of suspicious activity or abandoned parcels, if you then readily have communications systems for them to do that -- telephones that are marked -- and you provide rapid response when reports are made, then in effect you have closed the loop." Brian Jenkins
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"Get the plane on the ground. Let the authorities deal with the hijackers. As in a mugging, the thing you don't want to do is grab the pistol out of the mugger's hand. Give the mugger your wallet. In a hijacking the proper thing to do is sit tight and not challenge the hijackers," Brian Jenkins
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