terrorism knowledge base
August 17, 2005 2:14 PM   Subscribe

we may not know where they are - but here's where they've been... An incredible amount of information - current and historical - well indexed and with about a billion options for searching through it. pretty impressive for what is at least unofficially a quasi-federal government site despite protestations to the contrary.
posted by ab3 (6 comments total)
Protestations? Quasi-federal? Sounds like a public/private foundation. There are lots of these type organizations. Boo.
posted by Pollomacho at 2:23 PM on August 17, 2005

Would it have been too much trouble to give some hint in the post as to what it was about?
posted by languagehat at 2:30 PM on August 17, 2005

Well, it missed the enormous IRA bomb in Manchester in 1996, so that makes me a bit skeptical of its powers.
posted by alasdair at 2:53 PM on August 17, 2005

A number of the so-called terrorist activities are actually political assassinations, which I believe to be a very different phenomenon.
posted by Rumple at 3:01 PM on August 17, 2005

languagehat - um... oops. i guess i spent so much time thinking about how exactly to word my post that i never realized it was missing that slightly important bit of information. sorry.

oh, and it's a terrorism knowledge base, is what it's about...
posted by ab3 at 3:21 PM on August 17, 2005

The most interest thing about this, to me, is that you can see that there's been almost no terrorism in the US since the 70s. I was too young to realize there was so much terrorism in the 70s. Briefly looking though the different cities in the US there were attacks left and right.
posted by jefeweiss at 8:06 AM on August 19, 2005

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