Location: If you've got a blacklist I want to be on it
I'm just in the mood to re-read Anathem. At least this thread has had one positive influence.
There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.