Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It's Just Not Cool Any More

With ETA proposing a permanent cease-fire, the Red Brigade not having shown up for a long time, HAMAS getting legitimacy... what is happening to traditional terrorist movements?

My guess is that for more moderate viewpoints - which excludes HAMAS - terrorism doesn't engender sympathy or funding like it may have in the past. There is certainly not the same precedent of negotiating demands. We might be seeing the end of the Cold War era terrorist groups.

Thoughts? Predictions? Disagreements with mine?