And perhaps, we fear war more than we desire true peace.
This was a photo from Summer 2015 when the Pope was in DC.
And despite a "massive" security apparatus set up to protect the Pope, the "largest security operation in U.S. history"...
Check out this photo of a colleague who was able to literally run up to the Fiat car where you can see the Pope waving from.
Our security is full of holes--if this guy had a gun, molotov cocktail, or bomb then the top Christian leader in the world could've been taken out, just across the street from the U.S. State Department.
As a democracy, we value openness and freedom to say what we want, do what we want, protest what we want, carry guns as we want, but when is open too open?
Again, whether it comes to cybersecurity or physical security, unless we start to get serious about what massive and large security really means, it is just a matter of time before something really terrible happens, G-d forbid.
We've got to do a better job balancing security and openness.
No one should be getting right up to the Pope's car like this!
No one should be smashing windows, burning cars, and attacking police and pedestrians in Washington, DC or anywhere.
No one should be buzzing our battleships and jets!
No one should be hacking into our sensitive cyber systems, taking down and crippling them and stealing our secrets!
No one should be recruiting, plotting, and carrying out increasing and devastating terrorist attacks right under our noses in this country or elsewhere.
No one should be using chemical weapons around our red lines in population centers or in airports!
No one (Iran, North Korea, Russia) should be developing, testing, and aiming nuclear ballistic missiles at the West!
It is time to rethink our security posture...it is past time. ;-)
(Source Photo: A Colleague)