posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by seeashrink
Maybe, I have a lot more faith in law enforcement than you do because I know a lot of people on joint terrorism task forces, and maybe I see terrorism
as an act that can be committed at anytime for any reason anywhere and a risk of modern life, but I'm not worried about this. Doesn't scare me.
Isn't going to make me cower or act any differently. Could it happen? Sure.
On 9/11 "terrorists" killed approximately 2,740 Americans. All told in recent history,foreign terrorist attacks on Americans both on our soil and
off it, are, while horrible, not that high. I believe the number is under 4000. Haven't checked it in a while.
Especially when compared to the average murder rate or your chances of dying in a car accident, where there are approximately 40,000 fatalities a year
in the U.S. alone. Yet, the U.S. seemingly has no problem in responding to a terrorist attack by a small factions of radical fanatics with attacks on
two countries where the deaths are now nearing if not surpassing 1 million people.
I know we've had almost 9 years now of people preying on our fear, and I understand how that fear came about...it was intentionally induced, but I'm
not afraid. And I'm not going to allow it to allow me to excuse attacking yet even more countries, for in essence, money and power for some.