|I've been thinking:
1. With the exception of 911 all reacent terrorist attack have been carried out in places where human life (and labour) is cheap: Indonesia, Phillipines, Turkey and so on.
2. Carbombers and other similar types are really just precision guided munition: Ali is cheaper than a PC and associated software.
3. The "succesfull" attempts seem to be outweighed 2 to 1 by foiled attempts, that is those that get in the papers.
So the terrorist expenditure of PGM must exhausting stocks. They use PGM at places where nobody else would, say Indonesia, due to lack of worthwhile targets.
4. There seem to be a tendency to have attacks, where someting is done about the problem - Turkish police seem to be hot on the heels of some of their tormentors - at least they are arresting people left, right and center. Is that because the "bombers" feel the breath of the police in the neck, and have nowhere to go??
Question: When are we going to se a trailing off of these attacks?
Because I don't think there will be a sudden stop, but a slow petering out.
Just a thought.