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In the wake of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks, security expert Scott Stewart discusses impacts to the U.S. political system. Also, Chief Intelligence Officer Jon Sather shares his top reading picks for the coming year.
I enjoyed John's book references some of the people I had never heard of and I look forward to reading about the fall of Rome.
a year and a half ago
At approximately 15m into the broadcast, Scott says 'most of these individuals are losers', referring to the terrorists. Perhaps I am missing something here, but to cast those that are drawn to the jihadist movement as 'losers' is wrong, misleading and minimizes the understanding (and the response) of what is taking place. As I see it, these individuals are being swept up into an Arab/Islamic nationalism. Yes, there are some 'losers' and misfits as with any movement. But there are also college educated individuals who have families, hold jobs, have kids. Casting the terrorists as losers who are disaffected from society is missing the point that we are witnessing a slow moving revolution. Again, I'm assuming I'm missing something, which is why I'm asking for an explanation.