posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:47 AM
I would have to agree with you Maverickhunter.
I believe the "terrorists" and "terrorism" in general is more like the bogeyman. The governments, especially the US Government, have been
counting on the general populous to believe whole heartedly in the idealism that "someone's out to get me" in order to get people to give up their
rights to "purchase a false sense of security".
The actions taken by the US Government, in regards to the steps taken just over the past 6 years clearly show this. Take into consideration exactly
how many "acts of terrorism" have taken place over the past umpteen years and you'll see the idea of the "bogeyman" is staring your right in the
3,000 people died during 9/11, and I feel horrible for those that were taken, and for those that had someone taken from them. However, on the other
hand, we lose 50,000 people ever year to car accidents and another 1.5 million are injured during car accidents. Why don't we declare war on General
Originally posted by 19 Kilo
Ok so you would just rather have the terroist over her blowin stuff up instead of over there.
China has had nukes for a while anyway and North Korea's nukes are weak real weak some of the bombs that America drops daily are more powereful so i
wouldnt even classify them as nukes they flopped when making the bomb. With that said they could one day have an arsenal of nukes or at least one with
a high yeild.
Over here, or over there... what's the difference. Does it make it better to be someone else that's dying?
The nuclear weapons you're referring to are not used in a sense of terrorism. Those are used in the means of a deterrent. Just like the US and
Russia have them, and in mass quantities. Everyone knows that we have nukes, and that's simply a means of getting others to "think twice" before
invoking an act of war against us.
Now, I agree that there are some nations that would attempt to get the materials to gain a nuke for the purpose of joining the ranks of the "big boy
on campus", but I hardly believe there would be a nuclear weapon to be used by such states that would be strapped to a suicide bomber.