Monday, March 09, 2009

Security crisis in Northern Ireland

Of course the people of Northern Ireland have long practice in dealing with terrorist violence. But as this evening's events in Craigavon indicate, there is apparently a serial aspect to the latest incidents that must have lots of people on edge. This reflection on what the experience of the Washington DC sniper case was like gets at that feeling of how easy it is for a small number of people to spread a feeling of dread.

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