World terror 'leaves IRA irrelevant', top military expert has warned
The model of terrorism used by the IRA is "no longer relevant" in today's globalised world, a top military expert has warned.
Speaking at the Hay Festival in Wales, Philip Bobbitt offered a chilling glimpse of the new potential for mass murder.
The former director of the US Centre of National Security said terrorists would ultimately reflect the prevailing world system, of globalism and market states, and outsource mass atrocity attacks.
"When people in this country, or in Europe, say that they know terrorism what they mean is the IRA, PKK or ETA. That is no longer relevant," he said.
He added that the previous model of terrorist groups operating in one nation was no guide to the global terrorism of today.