Total terrorism solutionhttp://yeslab.org/parliament-talk
Publisher: Yes Lab
Date Written: 12/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20524
Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
Today in the European Parliament in Brussels, a "defense and security consultant" (actually Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men, working together with Greek MEP Stelios Kouloglou) presented an industrial solution to terrorism" which -- unlike all other military and security solutions -- is guaranteed to actually work
During the presentation, Bichlbaum described the failures of military action, drone operations, assassinations, surveillance, and policing to reduce terrorism in any way -- before presenting the "solution": a fully-defended orb called the "ENDURAsphere," that gives well-heeled citizens the ability to outlast any terrorist attack. The audience, which included media, members of the public, and several MEPs, asked over 10 minutes' worth of questions.
"This hoax was about highlighting that there really is no solution to terrorism within the defense and security paradigm," said Bichlbaum. "Military 'solutions' backfire badly."