following on from the 7/7 thread
the people who benefit least are the terrorists themselves (as they invariably blow themselves up these days)
so who benefits?
Military (increased budget - increased power)
People in office (who can then escape questions under the guise of 'security')
Intelligence agencies (increased budgets, increased powers)
Drug companies (anthrax vaccine anyone?)
is there anyone I have forgotten?
and I hope everyone knows about this;
by the way - I'm not suggesting (directly) that these institutions carry out 'terrorist' attacks in order to further profit - just like I wouldn't suggest that Elton John or various biographers killed Diana despite obviously benefitting from her death
but it certainly is possible