"The challenge for the government is maintaining support for a conflict when people don't perceive a threat ? of a failed state falling into the hands of extremists, for instance ? particularly as Canadian deaths are rising, says Delaney. It may well be that the key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago, he says. 'If nothing happens, it will be harder still to say this is necessary'." Surely, this line of thought is the reason for the barrage of "terror threat reports" in the "news" lately.