posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 12:43 PM
Funny thing is - terrorism existed in MANY forms for decades before 9/11 but we didn't have ridiculous loss of liberty and privacy because of it.
IRA Bombings, Lockerby, Libian Highjackings of western jets, - these things were happening non-stop in the 80s but security changed little. I
travelled in the mid 90s to London and Paris when bombs had gone off in rubbish bins and there was a bombing at Heathrow Airport. Did it stop me
wanting to travel? No.
The only extra security measure I remember at that time was that they were checking the carry on luggage of random people. That was it. The threat of
terrorism has ALWAYS been there, but the US especially didn't give a crap until something supposedly happened on their own shores. And as the years
pass, more evidence suggests that it was an inside job to give the US a reason to go into Iraq.
I am NOT prepared to give up my freedom as I believe there so many other things to worry about. Too many men and women fought and died in previous
wars FOR the very freedom we are now tossing away! It;s almost an insult to their memory that we are giving away all of our civil liberties. How may
die as a result of terrorist attacks every year? Not that many. Do you know how many people die as a result of car accidents worldwide every year? -
over 1 million!!!! 7.6 milllion people die from cancer every year!!! Do make all cars and vehicles illegal? No. 1 person is murdered every 60 seconds
somewhere in the world!!! That's 60 people an hour...that's 1,440 a day!
I know where the gov SHOULD be putting their money. The War on Terror is all about money....and making lots of it. How bout all those trillions of
dollars get spent on health, education, renewable energy. Terrorism is not good, but it isn't new by any means. It's un-patriotic to allow our
privacy and freedoms to be taken away. We should be fighting for that!!