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Yesterday’s Terrorist Attack

in the United States didn’t happen.

There wasn’t a terrorist attack in the United States the day before that, or the day before that either.

So is yesterday or September 11, 2001 the default?

5 comments to Yesterday’s Terrorist Attack

  • Jacob

    I was thinking the same thing this morning. There wasnt a single shooting on my block last night. In fact, I dont think that there has ever been one on my block. This morning I saw a police cruiser rolling by and I thought, “Go away you Jerkhead! leave us alone, we obviously dont need you”.

  • Jacob

    As responsible citizens we seem to have to default to worst case scenario. I live in a very safe area. Is it that way because police patrol or because no one wants to do bad things there? The only way to find out is to remove the police but then if something bad does happen I am pissed because I pay good tax money to protect my streets.

    I think the same holds true for the US. We were caught with our pants down on 9-11 and it shocked us. We have since increased the governmental patrol to keep us safe but is that why we are safe? Are terrorists wanting to attack but cant? They only way to find out would be to remove all the safe gaurds and see what happens. Whne Yankee stadium is left in rubble on opening day or some other crazy disaster we scream why werent we protected?

    In order to be safe it seems like in these modern and crazy times that we have to default to worst case scenario and prepare to stop the worst. Otherwise we are open targets. What we do know for sure is that the same people still hate us and want to see us dead. they are not quite about that

  • Jim

    So let me see if I’ve got your position right:

    For you, September 11, 2001 is the default. As long as there is someone out there saying they hate the United States and want to kill Americans, the Homeland Security apparatus is necessary.

    Is that a fair summary? If it is a fair summary, will there ever be a day when there isn’t someone out there saying they hate the United States and want to kill Americans? Is the Homeland Security state permanent?

  • Jacob

    I think there will always be someone saying things like that. Hollow threats are one thing. In our current situation people are activaly ploting to do it for real. Im not extremely politicaly savy so I have to admit I probably dont know the Homeland Security apparatus as well as people who look into these things daily but I understand that this isnt a yelling match. People dont just want us dead at this point. People are willing to do it. With this type of warfar I do think it is necassary and will be so for the forseable future. I hope to someday see this gone. Just like if star wars ever did happen between the Russians and us we would have to always monitor the skies for incloming rockets.

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