Originally posted by esdad71
You know, I hate to actually say this, but I truly hope that those of you who joke about this or feel that there is no one out there that HATES
Americans are personally affected by something that happens in this country, because I feel only then will you truly realize that there are elements
that are out there.
Esdad, you know I like as I have said in the past, but I cant believe what you wrote above.
You want your fellow Americans to be 'personally affected' by terrorists?
All to justify billions spent in far off lands and domestic warrentless searches and wiretaps?
I dont think anybody disputes the fact that there are people that want to do damage to America.
There always have been people like that in the world Esdad, since our inception.
What is in dispute is the degree of threat posed by these 'America haters'.
If there are all these Muslims wanting to bring us down, why have they not attacked
I personally can think of alteast a dozen things that I could do to 'terrorize' America and put fear in most peoples minds.
Why have the terrorists not done any of these things? Either they are not as smart as I am or else they just dont exist in this country.
Im betting that they dont exist (in any measurable quantities) in this country.
I remember an interview I saw some time ago with Jesse Ventura where he said that him and three of his SEAL buddies could paralize the U.S. with
nothing more then rifles.
He said (IIRC) that totally legal hunting rifles could be used to snipe people on three or four major interstates and that would shut down our roads
and interstate commerce.
He is right, and yet, we see no such activity.
Either the 'terrorists' dont even have 3 or 4 dudes that can shoot, or else they dont know how to terrorize people.
The entire (and Im gonna start calling it by what it is, as I suggest you all do the same too) never ending
war on terror is a farce Esdad.
It is exactly what Eisenhower warned us about.
Its such a shame that good honest men as yourself dont listen to his words and understand what he was saying.
He wasnt just wistleing dixie.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist
Now think about that..... the potential exists and will persist
He didnt warn us about foreign terrorist, he warned us about exactly what is happening in the USA now.
The military industrial complex that he spoke of has found a convenient patsy in Muslims.
Now we see Americans saying warrentless searches are OK, and Wiretapping everybody is OK, and random stop and searches are OK.
We have a self proclaimed 'decider' that uses executive privilige to trample the constituion.
Thats EXACTLY what Eisenhower told us to watch out for.
We must never let the weight of this combination (MIC) endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only
an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods
and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
So are you an alert and knowledgeable citizen, or do you believe everything that Fox news and the feds tell you?
Again I ask, where are all these damn terrorists?
[edit on 6-8-2007 by 11Bravo]