War on Photographers

Bruce Schneier on the cur­rent War on Pho­tog­ra­phers:

…it’s non­sense. The 9/11 ter­ror­ists did­n’t pho­to­graph any­thing. Nor did the Lon­don trans­port bombers, the Madrid sub­way bombers, or the liq­uid bombers arrest­ed in 2006. Tim­o­thy McVeigh did­n’t pho­to­graph the Okla­homa City Fed­er­al Build­ing. The Unabomber did­n’t pho­to­graph any­thing; nei­ther did shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Pho­tographs aren’t being found amongst the papers of Pales­tin­ian sui­cide bombers. The IRA was­n’t known for its pho­tog­ra­phy. Even those man­u­fac­tured ter­ror­ist plots that the US gov­ern­ment likes to talk about — the Ft. Dix ter­ror­ists, the JFK air­port bombers, the Mia­mi 7, the Lack­awan­na 6 — no photography.