Apple and Pork Festival and other terrorist targets
"The angry debate added a new wrinkle Sunday, when a leading US foreign policy expert, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, delivered a stinging rebuke to the whole concept of the war on terror, arguing it was promoting "a culture of fear" that was being exploited for political and financial gain.
"'The sense of a pervasive but otherwise imprecise danger was thus channeled in a politically expedient direction by the mobilizing appeal of being "at war",' he wrote in The Washington Post ...
"He reminded that in 2003, Congress identified 160 sites as potential terrorism targets that should be fortified at the government's expense.
"With lobbyists weighing in, Brzezinski noted, by the end of that year the list had grown to 1,849, by the end of 2004 -- to 28,360, and by 2005 -- to 77,769.
"Now, he said, the database lists some 300,000 possible targets, which include not only the Sears Tower in Chicago, but also the Illinois Apple and Pork Festival ..."
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