The organic emergence of terrorist groups, whose only connection to al Qaeda is through the media, shouldn’t come as a surprise. We will see this again and again. One reason is that in open source warfare, the barriers to entry are nearly zero. Anyone can participate. All you need to do in order to join, is to act.
Even if you are a dimbulb… But dimbulbs can do serious damage too. As many have pointed out, these clueless wannabes were caught by old-fashioned police work, not by Orwellian governmental monitoring. Since it was a solo operation, there is no food chain for police to work up to find the ringleaders. That is the nature of OSW.
More OSW. Chevron shuts down multiple operations in Nigeria due to attacks by insurgents. If Chevron is forced to keep them shut down for a while, or has to shut down more facilities, the price of oil will certainly rise.