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#1 There is a scene in the movie Apocalypse Now! that dramatizes the dangers inherent in ignoring small provocations.
As the boat travels a narrows, it is suddenly deluged by blunt arrows. At first frightened, the crew soon realizes that the arrows are blunt, and drop their guard. Then their chief is impaled by a spear thrown by one of the attackers.
This is the "lone gunman in a nonviolent mob" approach. The mob likely does not know that someone is using them as a distraction to kill, but they provide good concealment for a real attack to be made.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-24 08:08||