Funny thing about terrorists - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
May 1st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
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Originally Posted by aussiejohn
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Originally Posted by Whispering Death
I'm such a bundle of emotions I don't know how to respond.

maybe you just need to recognise that you need to be very very careful when talking about 9/11. To Americans that isn't something from the textbook like Pearl Harbor, it's the murder of our brothers we watched live.
OK, I'll be careful.

What I meant was US counter intelligence didn't do a very good (with the superior technology at their disposal) in working together in picking up tell tale signs that an attack might be on. This came out in the recent US investigation findings.

And don't forget, although not in the thousands like the Americans, quite a number of Australians died in the World Trade centre buildings too.
Yeah, it is actually quite sad when you think that we had some of the hijackers in FBI custody and we had to let them go for lack of evidence

Or that we had the report that they where acting suspicious at a flight school wanting to learn how to take off but not land and our gov't didn't follow up on it because they didn't want it to look like they where racially profiling.
May 1st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Doc.S I think a lot of Americans are beginning to side somewhat with your sentiments. America as a whole still has a healthy distrust of government and I think a lot of citizens are looking at the PATRIOT act and saying "now how exactly is this helping us?"

This isn't a new phenomenon. From the sedition acts passed just years after the bill or rights to the Gulf Tonkin resolution, America has always had a tug of war between safety and freedom.
May 1st, 2005  
Locke
 
 
i dont think terorists are the least bit funny
they are nutcases who twist and manipulate anything to suit thier goals, they have no physical or morale boundaries, they lack common decency and courtesy. they show no honor and mercy.
yet for all these values they lack, they and thier political string pullers are the first to point out when those who do obey the rules toe the line.
they dont care about morale highgrounds, they just want to inflict terror and try to have thier needs met

god bless the soldiers who fight these i dont care if i dont agree with the government, i will support you guys all the way
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May 1st, 2005  
Tvoi-Vrag
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locke
i dont think terorists are the least bit funny
they are nutcases who twist and manipulate anything to suit thier goals, they have no physical or morale boundaries, they lack common decency and courtesy. they show no honor and mercy.
yet for all these values they lack, they and thier political string pullers are the first to point out when those who do obey the rules toe the line.
they dont care about morale highgrounds, they just want to inflict terror and try to have thier needs met

god bless the soldiers who fight these i dont care if i dont agree with the government, i will support you guys all the way
Agreed
May 1st, 2005  
thegrinch073
 
 
Terroism is the tactics of the weak. It just makes a small group seem more powerful because they can blow up buildings and whatnot. Just look at the domestic terroism America has. Oklahoma City Bombing, the bomber made it seem there was a large group of religious nuts with guns involved to revenge Waco, when in fact it was just one person. Terroism is used as a stalling tactic pretty much to buy time to build up an army that could survie a conventional fight(Viet Cong) or with the use of terroism, the group slowly falls apart.

Edit** The second man escaped my man for the moment, and I was not aware of a 3rd man, all that I have read, the truck was rented in Timothy McVee(sp). However, it still is relevant. An extremely small number making themselves to seem very strong.
May 1st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
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Oklahoma City Bombing, the bomber made it seem there was a large group of religious nuts with guns involved to revenge Waco, when in fact it was just one person.
Sorry, grinch, but that's inaccurate. Terry Nichols is well known to have been involved with Timothy McVie. He was tried and convicted of it. It is generally believed that there was also at least one more person involved. The mysterious "third man" who got the truck. We may never know if he existed or if others besides him existed.
May 2nd, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
There is nothing funny about terrorists. Terrorism is a serious topic to discuss and thousands of bystanders and civilians were killed because of their acts. I don't see the point of implying some sort of sense of humor about this.
May 2nd, 2005  
Doc.S
 

Topic: Re-Funny thing about terrorists


Whispering Death
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Doc.S I think a lot of Americans are beginning to side somewhat with your sentiments. America as a whole still has a healthy distrust of government and I think a lot of citizens are looking at the PATRIOT act and saying "now how exactly is this helping us?"

This isn't a new phenomenon. From the sedition acts passed just years after the bill or rights to the Gulf Tonkin resolution, America has always had a tug of war between safety and freedom.
I do understand that some americans have begun to side with my sentiments, and I know that I am far from alone. I myself was also shocked after the 9/11 attack. I have studied basic psychology in school and I am a trained nurse at emergency care shock/splinter/shot injurys. But when things hit you in the face 16.00 hours in the afternoon you dont think, you see but you dont think at first. When you dont see one singel terrorist running over the 50 yard line in almost 4 years time on your home ground, and they are still talking about new patriot acts and loosed libertys, well then I begin to think twice.

To be a patriot, I think a person need to look further then what the gov may be putting in our mouths, and what the main stream media are paid to show us, (Both Democratic and Republic News that is) And when it comes to the leftwing propaganda, free TV talks about libertys. That is something the leftwing never will understand.

But they sometimes have some points from time to time that is worth to take a look at. Unfortunately these things are always mixed up with political oscillations left/right. When I say this I turn towards both Democrats and Republican ppl out there. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Bill of Rights, is something ppl need to protect regardless of political disposition.

When the first terror wave hits U.S next time or some other country you guys can tell me if they ever crossed that 50 yard line or not. If not you can turn round and put the pillow over you head and go back to sleep. Whatever you do... Dont let them tread on your libertys anymore. My point is that after some years of retrospect and reflection you begin to think more clearly.

My second thought...

Doc.S
May 2nd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Cabal, in English "funny" also has the meaning of "odd" besides just humour. So the topic title means "An odd thing about terrorists".
May 2nd, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
I see....and quite confused.