posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 01:41 PM
Part of me is going "yay, another terrorist sympathizer gone and plans prevented". Even if these guys have no membership in a known terrorist cell,
doesn't mean they don't know pople who do and are doing the intel gathering for them.
Another part says "what crime was committed"? and worries that the definition of terrorism is changing too far. Or that these guys were doing a
protest action or some sort of propaganda mission, to get arrested being "innocent" and use that to attack the legal system and law enforcement.
I fear, that like crime, terrorism cannot be fully "prevented". And that by attempting to do so, we destroy too much.
Better, we produce a system that allows full, severe, righteous anger and punishment after an attack. A system that doesn't cover for dictators,
royal families, and so-called religious groups. One that punishes the guilty and involved parties so severely that criminals realize their free ride
is over, and get them to try other, safer nations to target.
But as long as the enemy uses our own system against us, the Media willingly the propaganda tool for the murderes, as long as (thanks, Mick!) "the
cops are all criminals and all the sinners, saints" there will never be proper retribution. And without a high probability of violent, severe,
effective punishment to all that terrorists hold dear (the same targets they assault on us) they will continue to try to get away with it.
Sadly, it means reacting as opposed to acting. Or being ready to act the second a bomb is placed and before it goes off, catching these bastards
This is the true American Way. Punish the guilty, as savagely as they attack...not punishing everyone to lesser degrees. This is the way of the enemy,
of the ancient royal families who now use their obscene wealth and connections to try to restore their world-spanning empires of old.
America was a dynamic, agressive, innovative nation. To be these things we have to be willing to take risks, earn criticism, make mistakes. To be the
friend of honest people and the bully that steps on the necks of the corrupt and evil. Instead we spend our time worried about the public opinion of
the same nations we used to work so hard to avoid being. The more we work to be like the so-called "old world" the worse we have gotten.
We were our greatest when we were a nation of cowboys. John Wayne type, hard working, hard drinking, hard fighting, hard loving, scarred and rugged,
honest to a fault. We were regarded as "primitive savages" in the eyes of Europe and the Middle East and Asia. So the rich and powerful wanted to
be accepted by these older , decadent, declining powers and in so doing, inherited their decay. Worldly "sophistication" did us not one bit of good.