The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is about to open, but it will open in the shadow of lingering terrorism fears for a reason — the terrorists have home field advantage. An estimated 1 billion people around the globe — roughly 15 percent of the world’s population — watched the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The Olympic games are a primetime media occasion of massive proportions.
Unfortunately, the global wall-to-wall news coverage turns this historic event into an inviting target for terrorists and agitators seeking to force a captivated audience to pay attention to so-called causes, grievances and issues that embrace indiscriminate killing as a public relations platform.
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