Originally posted by Pirate_Pimp
Whats to stop the angry madmen already in North America from strapping themselves with explosives, heading down to D.C. and wreaking havok.
The fact is that the amount of discontent in a country has to be quite high before radical protest can take hold. The nations which currently
experience suicide bombings suffer from incredible tension, strife, and chaos. Today's America, although conflicted on many levels about many
things, is not as divided as it would need to be in order to expereince real terrorism.
The 9/11 attacks have several things in common with the actions in Madrid and Longdon. They were all "export" operations. Operators from other
countries had to enter those nations under false pretexts to recruit, mobilize, and/or carry out the attacks. In certain repsects, these were
carefully planned guerilla attacks carried out by organizations that get their funding from many different sources.
It's true that some governments like Iran and Syria do bankroll terrorist groups. In many cases, tehse government provide safe places for these
radicals to rest and prep for their next missions. Even so, these terror groups don't have it too easy when it comes to "reaching" in to other
Why haven't we seen more suicide bombers on American streets? Most of the people who live here aren't so disaffected that they want to strap on a
bomb. That level of fanatacism or desperation can't be found in most parts of this country...for now. Fanatics of any stripe who are told to kill
Americans inside our own borders to advance whatever cause you'd care to name aren't easily convinced that the "obective" is worth dying for.
This can and will change as our economy slides in to depression.
One of the most sobering facts regarding U.S. national security that all terrorist wanna-be's run up against is our extensive and active law
enforcement counter-measures. Say what you like about the fowled-up rules and bloated bureaucracy, but the fact is that we've got a lot of dedicated
people out there looking to find and foil the bad guys.
Most of the people in foreing lands who so dearly want to kill us can't overcome the language and cultural barriers...assuming they can get here
without being caught. This is a default mechanism that defends most countries. Any American who wanted to travel to the Middle East for the purposes
of terrorism would have the same problems. Without a working knowledge of language and customs, they'd be picked up quick enough by local law
The real question to be asked here is, "how much longer will it be until we see radical terror groups in action on U.S. soil?" When this happens,
we should expect ot see incidents like Oklahoma City atleast once a month. Firefights like Waco or Ruby Ridge may be seen once or twice a week. As
our national and cultural fabric unravels, hostile pentration by foriegn influences will add fuel to the fires that we start here at home.
All nations have their domestic peace affected by their domestic prosperity. As our politicians continue to rape the domestic economy for their own
selfish benefits, our economic future will be in doubt. Any crash or full-scale collapse will have us at each other's throats in a very short period
of time. Radicals of all sorts will loot, pillage, and murder for the sake of whateve cause they espouse. Forieng fighters will only make things
We know what's happening to us. The only question left to answer is "when" does the nightmare become reality?