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Why haven't suicide bombings occurred in US?

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posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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It probably hasn't happened because there probably isn't as much as a threat of terrorism as the government would like you to believe. It wouldn't surprise me to find that it was all propagated by the U.S. to justify a war to boost the economy........??

By orchestrating "suicide bombers" and "extremists" (who, for the record could be extremely right) the government strengthens the reasons for war...

It's an easier pill to swallow when it's on someone else's soil..

AND the government make you believe that you and your army are they saviour!!!

WELL DONE... pat yourself on the back.. and your President by votng for the warmonger again.




posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:18 AM
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I think it is only a matter of time before this happens here again. Just think about how many people dont like Americans for whatever reasons. If terrorists can get people into the United State to orchestrate events such as September 11, Im sure theres a few to here to do damage such as this.

What really disturbs me is that some people are willing to do whatever it takes to prove a point. Even if it means taking there own lives. Thats scary.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 04:18 AM
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I feel one good reason there have not been any suicide bombings or other related dispersals of WMD's is because maybe the local govt.'s might just be doing their jobs for a change and laying off the donuts. I hate to even imply it, but it is only a matter of time 'til they start doing their crazey s$$t over here. It could also be they are working on a plan so as to ensure the get the max. deaths for their buck. Either way, it's only a matter of time.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 04:54 AM
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that part about not being able to have random searches on people, well we just passed a law in england so that any muslim or person of islamic beliefs etc can be searched at any time no matter how suspicious they look. it might come across as racism or discrimination, yet muslims know that there are some people in their religion, who live in england that would be more than happy to kill a few thosand people. on one programme about muslims and the reaction to them after 9/11, one muslim was interviewed and asked, 'what did you think of 9/11'...he replied it was great, fantastic, i loved it. then the guy asked, 'what about those 3000 lives'...the muslim replied they deserved to die it was a great victory for us. that's the type of stuff we have to put up with and if random searches can weed people like him out then i think its good. the normal muslim going about their days, who aren't doing anything should feel proud and honoured that by getting searched, it might weed out one extremist who was planning to be a suicidal bomber and kill 50 people, then those muslims should feel glad that them getting searched ended up with one extremist ending up getting caught.

the only reason its seen as racism is because at the moment it is just one religion/culture that tony blair has targeted. why not target black people be the stereotype that they would be violent etc, why not target white people because all white people binge drink and become violent etc... personally i think a better system of random searches needs to be thought up. apparently 4000 muslims have been arested in england since 9/11 and only 4 were convicted of any type of crime or future crime they were planning.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:49 AM
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Thats a good question, id say its gonna happen sooner or later, they cant protect themselves against everything. In my opinion the U.K is gonna get it first seeing as theres so many pakistanis and muslims there.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:06 PM
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I know this has been said before, but I think the main reasons that we are not seeing them, is American attitude in general.

I think our law enforcement guys are doing a great job getting most of this stuff off the streets before it can be used.

On a flight about a year ago, I was talking to a LE trainer who travels the country training highway cops how to spot suspicious vehicles. He stated that in a one week period on an interstate in Florida, he and the group he was training found 35 shipments of drugs and other contraband. I asked him if they found any terrorist type stuff, and he nodded in the affirmative. He said they busted a whole semi full of stuff.

I CAN tell you that none of these contraband busts showed up on my local TV station news. I didn’t see the guy’s badge, though, so he could have been blowing smoke. But he did look and sound like a cop, FWIW.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:10 PM
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Cops in different parts of the country are also carrying portable radiation meters. I know this first hand.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by skippytjc
Mecca will be vaporized after the nest large scale attack in the USA.




I'm glad I scanned the replys before I posted. This is exactly why the US has not had a 9/11 type attack in over 3 years. Mecca is a target, and Al-Queda knows it.

I would feel sorry if some unattached Muslims tried this, that would ostrasize the whole Muslim community.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:52 PM
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Might I suggest that it's not hard to get explosive material? The US is saying they're trying to control the construction of IADs in Iraq, but the enemy always seems to get powder and detonators. Might I also suggest that it is not hard to sneak physically into the US through Mexico? Consequently, ID reform (internal federal passports) won't change a thing regarding suicide bombers.

I believe there are suicide bombers who are thwarted regularly by American agents without public knowledge. The question is, on a select day, can a stand-down order be given to those agents (or sufficient cross-talk created) so that one of these bombers succeeds? Recent history tells us the answer is "yes".

We surely would not use nukes to retaliate for even, say, 30 suicide bombers. 30 non-vehicular suicide bombers might rack up a deathtoll of 30 bodies each which is still only 900 dead, --far less than 9/11. After 9/11, did we nuke the Saudis or Afghanistan? Did we even really pursue Osama? Nope. He's still getting kidney dialysis and rubdowns.

Even if 900 people die in some massive campaign of human suicide bombing, it will serve the interests of the PNAC and the Neo-Cons. You'd see a mobilization in America, and an escalation in conventional war, but no nukes would fly. Maybe you'd have martial law and gun-confiscation, but life in America would probably just become far more militarized and policed (like Israel) and there'd be less flashlights in dark corners of power, just like the PNAC wants it.

The goal of the suicide bomber in the age of mass-media geopolitik will always be: To mobilize the bombed country toward becoming a military-dictatorship. When the time is right for that to happen in America, suicide bombers will appear. Even our own leaders tell us this.



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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:13 PM
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I think our law enforcement guys are doing a great job getting most of this stuff off the streets before it can be used.

No doubt about that id say america has some of the best law enforcement in the world but they dont have eyes on the back of their heads they cant stop every single terrorist in the country, it wouldnt be very hard for a terrorist to get his hands on a bomb and sneak into an important building and press the button.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by smallpeeps
Might I suggest that it's not hard to get explosive material? The US is saying they're trying to control the construction of IADs in Iraq, but the enemy always seems to get powder and detonators. Might I also suggest that it is not hard to sneak physically into the US through Mexico? Consequently, ID reform (internal federal passports) won't change a thing regarding suicide bombers.


Yup you're right. I think that was the orignal poster had in mind. Nieta stated that materials could be easily bought and used.


Originally posted by smallpeeps
The goal of the suicide bomber in the age of mass-media geopolitik will always be: To mobilize the bombed country toward becoming a military-dictatorship. When the time is right for that to happen in America, suicide bombers will appear. Even our own leaders tell us this.


Excellent point.


Originally posted by fishbrain

I think our law enforcement guys are doing a great job getting most of this stuff off the streets before it can be used.

No doubt about that id say america has some of the best law enforcement in the world but they dont have eyes on the back of their heads they cant stop every single terrorist in the country, it wouldnt be very hard for a terrorist to get his hands on a bomb and sneak into an important building and press the button.


Yes, I agree. I think the FBI, CIA and local law enforcement have been doing an excellent job maintaining order. It seems they are fighting and endless up hill battle. They/we can never let our guard down.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by fishbrain
it wouldnt be very hard for a terrorist to get his hands on a bomb and sneak into an important building and press the button.


I completely agree… So why hasn’t it happened? Explosive materials are stolen every day. Why does every other country have these bombers, and we do not? (Not that I want them, mind you.)



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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Why does every other country have these bombers, and we do not?



Perhaps once they get here they realize the US is nothing like what they were led to believe, and that it's actually a pretty cool place, with cool people. And yeah, FREEDOM.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 09:22 AM
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Well according to the "Savage" Radio show host, the reason there are no attacks on U.S. soil is because the terrorists come to the U.S. with full on intentions but get caught up in american culture. "They get themselves a blonde whore and a bottle of burbon and suddenly they love America. This savage guy said it, not me don't flame me or take away my points again!!!
He also sais to end Islamic Jihad you could start dropping crates of booze & pornography and that will give these young impressionable youth something to do besides blowing things up.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by negativenihil
i feel we haven't seen suicide bombings in the US is simply because no one cares enough about any cause to kill themselves to further it's progress.

it's so much easier just to stay home and watch tv...


In this case mate I wouldnt say that a bad thing.So why the sad face.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 11:09 AM
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No one has touched on an issue that I consider to be very important. One post mentioned that all arabs in the US would be rounded up and put in concentration camps! Well that is exactly what we did to the Japanese Americans during WWII so that is a very likely scenerio. But what no one has mentioned as yet is Americans are allowed to own arms. There is a very strong vigilante underlining in our national makeup. Just suppose militant Arabs were going around blowing themselves up and innocent Americans as well, how long do you think it would be before vigilante groups would be dragging Arabs out of thier homes and shooting them in the streets. I know this sounds drastic, but mainstream America is feed up with this whole Arab+bomb = dead civilians equation. Look at what happened after (9/11) when Arab store owners were being shot and beaten to death by hate groups. Our police are doing an admiral job of protecting us but our freedom leaves us very open to attack. We are not frightened sheep that cower in our homes. The Terrorist underestimated our reaction to the Twin Towers attack. Two towers = two countries, perhaps that shook them up a bit and they have yet to recover. Suicide bombing will only piss us off more. There is a lot of hate simmering just below the surface in this country waiting for something to cause it to explode to the surface. Look at the homicide rate in the USA. Look at all
the gang violence, drug violence. Now think what would happen if all that
hatred was molded into a united front against one people. President Reagan said in a speech to the UN,"Imagine if their were a threat from another world, then we would forget all our petty differences and come together to fight a common foe!" Isn't it possible that if the USA were being attacked by suicide bombers that Americans would take matters in their own hands? Think about it.

[edit on 4-3-2005 by Yorga]

[edit on 4-3-2005 by Yorga]



posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 05:47 AM
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The openness of our society makes it unnecessary, McVeigh showed that. The suicide aspect is only required where it is virtually impossible to do what McVeigh did. When innocent Sikh's etc. were killed by uneducated xenophobes post 911, it showed that the revenge mentality is a very low one, and the lack of this type of violent protest such as McVeigh and 911 is more likely due to the realization that the system here is theoretically set up for all of us to live as peers, with a goal of accepted diversity and peaceful harmony between different groups.



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