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a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline
"Congress needs to act now to protect the American public from a possible devastating attack on our electric grid, water delivery systems or financial networks, for example."
Originally posted by Lasr1oftheJedi
reply to post by storm2012
Al Qaeda is only capable of occupying troops and resources while ducking from cave to cave. I'm not saying they're completely inept, but the complexity of some of the things they've been accused of, as well as what we're now "preventing" comes off as just another excuse for tax payers to flip the bill on the security of privately owned power companies that wield, well, alot of power.
It's not as drastic, but kinda like how you get all that junk mail. Well, you, as a tax payer, pay for the postage and shipping of that ad, most to all which you could do without. That doesn't include the mailman and the fuel required to transport it to you. That doesn't included the space it takes up in the dump. All that, and the sanitation worker's salary too, all on your dime, while they profit from anyone dumb enough to buy the message they sent you. Does that make sense, or did I fly off to left field, re-reading it, I can't even tell. o.o;;
“He has compared the United States to the Soviet Union on numerous occasions — and these comparisons have been explicitly economic,” Gartenstein-Ross argues in a Foreign Policy article. “For example, in October 2004 bin Laden said that just as the Arab fighters and Afghan mujaheddin had destroyed Russia economically, al Qaeda was now doing the same to the United States, ‘continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy.’ ”
the first quarter of 2011, ... Exxon posted $10.65 billion in profits.