posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 06:45 PM
@ Justin Oldham - I read your post 'The Shape Of Things To Come'. I have to say I agree with alot of it, and you clearly have done your
What I would like to know is how can someone who clearly has alot of information about current political events can make the statement above? How did
your position change so radically, or am I misunderstanding your post? Are you really saying that you support the introduction of new laws that will
give your government even more powers to access your private life, monitor you, record you, arrest you and hold you without charge ... and all because
you now believe the media reports of this incident in Glasgow means that it is inevitable that suicide bombers will attack America sooner or
later???????? Or is that American sarcasm?
Of course the truth is that if suicide bombers wanted to target America then they could have done so at any time, and could do so at any time. The
truth about terrorism is that it is guerilla warfare. It is military in nature. It is usually conducted by people who are military trained (or at
least it was in my day). As guerilla warfare, it is IMPOSSIBLE to defend against it. Your media may not want to tell you that, but it's true. A
motivated and determined individual or group of individuals is capable of by-passing security anywhere enough to cause damage/destruction/death.
That is why the British never beat the IRA. The only solution in Ireland was political, and the British goverment knew that from the get go, that is
why they stuck it out for so long when Northern Ireland represented no financial benefit to the UK whatsoever - because they knew they could never
stop the IRA from bombing Britain into submission. They could not beat them because without armed security in numbers on every street, on every
doorway, in every shop, in every office ... you CANNOT guard against it. A person can get a bomb into nearly anywhere, or if not then they can park a
car with a bigger bomb in it nearby enough to still blow it up. Suicide bombers are the worst possible thing to imagine, as by nature they do not
care about being caught, so even if the authorities managed to catch them before the act itself, they could still blow themselves up where they stand.
Horrific, truly horrific. We should all be deeply scared. Or at least we shoud be ... if it is true that is the kind of threat we face. Is it? Is
that the threat we face? Is that what people think this incident in Glasgow represents?
Does it sound like the acts of well organised, disciplined, extremist politically motivated people?