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Brian Jenkins Quotes

I would suspect, ... that the odds of being killed as a result of a terrorist use of biological substances are even greater than that.
Brian Jenkins
#Biological

If we're going to fly them, put passengers in them, luggage, freight, parcels, then we're going to make hundreds of compromises with security. It's only a question of how many compromises.
Brian Jenkins
#Fly

This is not the Prussian general staff. They don't think about operations the way we think about operations.
Brian Jenkins
#General

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
#Potential

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
#Terrorism

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
#Experience

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
#Audiences

This demonstrates their resolve and courage to impact us, to create fear. But it also is aimed at their own audience, their own constituents to demonstrate their prowess to their own warrior subculture.
Brian Jenkins
#Courage

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
#People

We believed or hoped that the tactic of a suicide bombing would not be exported. This is a new threat for us.
Brian Jenkins
#Suicide

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
#Authorities

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
#Authorities

[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
#Security

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
#Space