posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 01:27 PM
I too am sceptical. I do not know about the States but the UK and Australia are forever arresting people on terrorist related charges, this is widely
reported in ways prejudicial to the accused and then the charges are quietly dropped with no attendant news flash.
The US, of course, has the luxury of much more draconian laws on these things so, same model - People arrested, big news flash, they then disappear
into the new and improved justice system (probably Gitmo) and, if they are lucky, get released with no fanfare of innocence. If they are unlucky they
can probably languish inside without any kind of protection for their rights.
Give it up - there are terrorists out there but most of them are cheesed off people living in the middle of the day-to-day conflict armed with small
arms and improvised explosives. They are not capable of jetting off across the world in search of the death of Joe and Jeanette Blow of Omaha, they
stick to taking it out on who ever is close enough that represents what they are cheesed off about. These terrorists are just as likely to be
considered by some as 'freedom fighters' - it all depends on your perspective really.
I remember hearing once about terrorists who attacked shipping and destroyed a quantity of premium imported product, maybe it was tea. This sparked a
long insurgency followed by a war involving several world powers. That was an authentic terrorist attack in the US.