Thursday, February 17, 2005

Thoughts on Threats

I read this piece... and this one... and then I thought a little bit about what they were telling me.
Secretary Rumsfeld said that the extremists are "at this moment, recalibrating and reorganizing..." Did a psychic tell him that? I didn't think we even knew where they were exactly.
Did Director Goss really say "It may only be a matter of time" before a terrorist tries to use a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon on U.S. soil? It may only be a matter of time before I win the California Lottery or they perfect one of those teleportation devices, but I'm not planning my next vacation around it!
Okay, this is just me, but is it not possible that international terrorism has been set up as a straw man to keep people's heads out of the game? Apart from the attacks on 9/11... they did happen and people died... what has really been going on in the world? What are the real threats?
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was appropriately seen as a crime... after it was determined that it wasn't perpetrated by a foreigner... and we caught the guys who did it and have already executed one of them. That's what I call anti-terrorism! How long did it take the country to move past that?
Somebody's made $370 Billion (plus some) that we had to borrow to pay for a War on Terror. What do you bet most of the people who made that money "won" the November elections?
The acknowledged man behind the 9/11 attacks is still not in custody, and all we have to show for it is our own American version of the KGB! A good part of the Bill of Rights (not the Second Amendment) not to mention the Fourteenth Amendment have been suspended or "reinterpreted", environmental protections are being dismantled, tort reform... social security privatization...
People, you all need to get your heads back in the game! You people are all watching the parade out on the street while they're loading your futures into their trucks back in the alley. Yes, you might get killed or maimed by a terrorist of some sort... but it's a lot more likely that one day you'll want to visit a national park or fill a prescription or retire or take a drink of water.

Porter Goss did point out that we were creating a new generation of terrorist leaders in the rubble of Iraq... there may be something to that...

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Ronni Bennett said...

Couldn't have said all that better myself, AQ. Please don't let up.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Tamar said...

Fear - the final frontier!

3:58 PM  

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