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Soft Targets Back in Focus

Pistol Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:51 AM
The softest and most profitable target from the ransom aspect, is an affluent Westerner traveling in just about any ME country. I will be surprised if kidnapping does not pick up over the next year.

From time to time, I will sit down to write a series of analyses on a particular topic, such as the fundamentals of terrorism series last February. Other times, unrelated events in different parts of the world are tied together by analytical threads, naturally becoming a series. This is what has happened with the last three weekly security analyses -- a common analytical narrative has risen to connect them. 

First, we discussed how the Jan. 16 attack against the Tigantourine natural gas facility near Ain Amenas, Algeria, would result in increased security at energy facilities in the region. Second, we discussed foreign interventions in Libya...