So I've written on "Link Analysis" before and how it lead directly to the death of Jose Guerena.
The more I learn about people and organizations who rely heavily on Link Analysis, or Social Diagramming, or whatever else happens to be the flavor of the day when it comes to data mining the more pissed off I get.
Techniques are just tools. A wrench can't tell you anything other than it fits the nut or not. Think of Link Analysis as a tool that says "dig deeper" instead of any sort of oracle of truth.
But you know what is true? People are lazy, and as long as SOCOM and SWAT are both willing to barge into peoples houses and shoot them based off of nothing more than a series of phone calls to people who may or may not be actual "bad guys" then we will continue to lose Wars on Nouns.
Terror, drugs, poverty, crime, you name it, we've already lost. Lost the freedoms that were worth fighting for in the first place. Lost the character to accept responsibility for our actions. Lost any sort of idea how to live our lives as adults without an over watching nanny state. I grit my teeth and clench down on the rage at the lack of dignity enforced on all travelers by the improperly named TSA. Hell, no matter how bad it gets on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan, at least we weren't American citizens into sexual assault victims.
But now that The Administration has used a drone and a missile to kill an American citizen overseas in the "war on the terror noun" how long do you think it will be before the missiles fall from the skies of New Mexico?