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Submitted by Bronson (Australia), Mar 31, 2009 at 06:59

Personally I discounted the terrorism by arson idea although not surprised that various groups thought they'd try on the idea. It seems to me that terrorism seeks to inflict random violence that leaves the message "it might just have easily been me" with most people, thereby destroying people's sense of security. On the contrary most people are able to quarantine the idea of being killed by a wild fire by staying out of fire prone areas in hot dry windy conditions. Nevertheless the threat should not be ignored.

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