Filed under: Entertainment, World | Tags: Al-Qaeda, Daniel Drezner, Dawn, Islamism, Red Dawn, Society and Culture, Soviet Union, US
For what it’s worth I disagree with Daniel Drezner’s contention (Why is Hollywood messing with my childhood? | Daniel W. Drezner) that the idea of remaking “Red Dawn” with Islamist extremist terrorists as the enemies is particularly stupid because “The one thing actors like Al Qaeda can’t do terribly well is secure and hold territory”. Seems to me the idea of Al-Qaeda attempting to seize and hold territory in the continental US is every bit as reasonable today as the idea of the Soviet Union sending paratroopers to invade Colorado was in 1984.
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