posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 06:55 AM
For the sake of discussion let's not call it terrorism, since the word itself is overrated and greatly overused. Let us discuss this from the aspect
of calling it counter-measures.
We are now largely in a World War. The United States has almost 700 known bases in countries overseas,not counting bases in Qatar, Iraq and
Afghanistan, and many individuals do not like the idea. The United States is doing operations both overt and covert that are harmful to the lives and
well-being of ordinary citizens.
It is hard for anyone to understand the point of people who have had everything taken and nothing left to loose, but imagine this was you; "When I
see that my land is taken.When I see that my mother and sister are molested.When I see that my father has been killed.When I see that my resources are
being taken.When I see uncertainty of being alive or killed tomorrow When I see that occupiers are greedy and want it all.I choose to kill as many
occupiers as I can, even if I self destruct."
Some counter-measures are taken by governments, these counter-measures will generally hit specific targets, usually government ones. Some
counter-measures are taken by leaders who are not government, they have less resources to hit specific targets although they will still make the
attempt, if they are able. True acts of terrorism, will come from people who feel the things I shared above, these people want to hurt anyone they
perceive hurt them... these acts are much less because these people have nothing, no money no resources of any kind, some of the more ingenuitive will
however find some way to enact vengeance.
The people in the latter group are stuck in the situation they are in, they do not have the resources to come to the United States, and most likely
would not be accepted for a visa even if they applied for one.
While acts of terror have throughout history been known to have an "leave us alone" reasoning, as well as effect, the last 11 years have shown this
tactic no longer employs the desired "leave us alone" effect. Which is all almost any person living in the greater ME countries wants, whether they
be in government or military or civilian life, this is the general consensus, people are sick to death of having their lives and resources dictated to
them by a foreign power.
Therefore, the threat of having someone in any of the first two categories (government or strong leader) attempt any kind of counter-measures on US
soil stopped cold on the 11th of September 2001. The only way you will see any from either of these two groups engage in any counter-measures on US
soil is if you take away the "nothing left to loose aspect" Which, by the way, means you wont see it short of an entire people/country believing
they are about to be exterminated in totality.
Which leaves us with the ones who do not have the funds to come to another country, do not have the resources once they arrive if they did manage to
make it this far. So, these people may raise their children with hatred of you, but the only counter-measures they will be able to take is going to be
on their own soil, and it will be against those leaders of theirs who they perceive as aiding a foreign enemy.
The threat of terrorism on US soil is not as great as anyone would have you believe. While it can always be a possibility, you have a greater
possibility that you will get hit by a train... Let's face it, anything is possible, just not not always probable or even realistic.
Honestly, if you want to stop even the threat of counter-measures.. stop what is happening to cause them in the first place.