America the SITTING DUCK?

Do you think we’ll ever get on top of terrorism?   Or will be forever, and I mean forever, just shoring up, taking precautions, hugging and lighting candles at disaster scenes, going through metal detectors even at hotels, etc etc etc……?

If you think it’ll end…HOW?

Z

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25 Responses to America the SITTING DUCK?

  1. The Unibomber was a terrorist.
    Timothy McVeigh also.
    Las Vegas shooter, too.
    I’m not sure we could plan against more of them without a totalitarian state.

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  2. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, me, neither. So there’s the great America batting off cockroaches for the rest of its existence….
    Iran is getting support from CNN, MSNBC, etc., in combating what the President’s trying to do…that’s bad, too.
    Erin Burnett of CNN actually called Trump down for having disrespected Kim Jung Un for not using his real name instead of Rocket Man.

    we’re handing the world ammunition to mock us and plan against us…with our media’s support.

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  3. Throughout human history there has been all manner of violence pitting man against man. Does anyone really think it will stop? If so, pass what’s being smoked around; I’ll try it!

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  4. bocopro says:

    Terrorism exists wherever someone feels a need to use violence in attempts to frighten someone, often religious, social, rival, or government organizations, into concessions.

    It will not go away as long as elements of humankind feel either too powerless or too impatient to effect the changes they desire in their society.

    Even IF Islam had its long overdue reformation, several generations would have to disappear before the radical jihadi element withered and died out.

    And as history shows, religion is not the sole source of terrorism against governments. Sometimes the government itself practices terrorism against its own people.

    Sadly, we will always have the playground bullies, the extortionists, the protection rackets, the Pol Pots, the Schickelbrubers, the Stalins, the Mugabis, the Caligulas, the Qaddaffi Ducks, the Soddom Insanes, the Kims, the Weiners, the Weinsteins.

    And it won’t always be about religion, or wealth, or sex; it’s almost always about power . . . selfish, narrow-minded, usually paranoid megalomania in quest for absolute power.

    One of my grad-school papers dealt with the general idea of mankind’s ultimate maturity. In the best Wordsworthian sense, I postulated that as each generation solves more of the fundamental mysteries, answers the unanswerable questions, and eventually discovers all there is to discover, man will finally know as much as God.

    And in that instant when man knows all that God does, he will understand what the Golden Rule truly means: he will forgo jealousy; he will abandon violence; he will eschew greed; he will conquer lust.

    That moment is what is known to philosophers as the far end of infinity – the end of time.

    I got an A on the paper, by the way, and from a particularly stuffy and fussy old professor who didn’t like anybody very much, except the Romantic poets.

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  5. What bocopro said. It’s here in some form or fashion [as it really has always been] until the end of time.

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  6. Mal says:

    John, hand over whatever it is you’re smokin’ ’cause I need a puff, too!
    I believe this thought must’ve occurred to most of us early on, except for the left, apparently. I mean, as you pointed out, Z, we’ve been handing the world ammunition to mock us and plan against us.

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  7. bunkerville says:

    We forget how violent the sixties were with all of the bombings by FALN, Ayers and the like… This Muslim thing has been a problem since the the get go of our Nation. And for that matter much of the Middle East… keep them fighting among themselves.. thats where we went wrong..mixing into their troubles with the various brands.

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  8. -FJ says:

    Terrorism is a symptom of a problem involving social or economic relations either between or within nation states. It cannot change or be cured unless the underlying problem or imbalance becomes “resolved”. Have opportunities for unemployed males in Middle Eastern societies increased recently? If not, I’m afraid we need to expect a LOT more “terrorism”.

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  9. Baysider says:

    How? Only when mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

    “for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
    a great slaughter in the land of Edom. …
    Who is this who comes from Edom,
    in crimsoned garments from Bozrah,
    he who is splendid in his apparel,
    marching in the greatness of his strength?
    “It is I, speaking in righteousness,
    mighty to save.”
    Why is your apparel red,
    and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?
    “I have trodden the winepress alone,
    and from the peoples no one was with me;
    I trod them in my anger
    and trampled them in my wrath;”
    Isaiah 34:6, 64:1-3

    As long as we’re not on the side of the ‘winner’ we’ll have woe, and that’s the truth, Ruth.

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  10. Las Vegas guy killed 59 in 10 minutes.
    Chicago alone took all of September to do that (I just looked that up and was surprised)..
    Yet which city lives in more terror?

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    Excuse me, but did any of you feel truly unsafe until 9/11? If so, REALLY? I never thought we’d have what we’re getting so far and bound to get MUCH more of and MUCh worse of.
    I’m surprised at some of your comments. This is not “same ‘ol, same ‘ol”….folks could run a marathon and attend a concert without thinking they’d GET KILLED…at least I did.

    Mal, so glad you agree..

    Ed, I think the big attacks are horrid but those constant, every night someone’s shot events, are more gripping and community-affecting.

    Bunkerville…well said.

    Baysider, Until Islam gets a Martin Luther, we’re going to be killed on a constant and regular schedule, somewhere, somehow…the only thing we know is the WHO is killing…

    and THIS IS AN ENEMY WITHOUT UNIFORM, PROVING MY POINT TO C.I. AND BOCOPRO…THAT THIS IS ALLLL NEW.

    FJ..I agree…and I also believe it’ll never EVER get solved……..has to be religious reform and jobs. But, God help us from feeling WE are the people to give jobs.

    Muslims are coming into Germany at unholy rates; they have NEVER EVER learned the LANGUAGE or worked a TRADE. NEVER. I’d guess 20% MIGHT speak good German, 20% speak ZIP…but they DEMAND and get a Muslim preschool…old Germans leaving their pension apartments to make room for the Muslims….who’ll NEVER EVER contribute to that society.
    The French refugees (so to speak) have acclimated MUCH better into France than .the German refugees have…and (I have seen it myself) poor muslim immigrants drive Mercedes…not all, obviously…hardly any, but THEY DO, on the Germans’ dime…or should I say Euro?

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  12. Mustang says:

    If we define terrorism as the use of force, or the threat of force in order to get others to comply with (fill in the blank), then we have to include the government’s use of fear to achieve support for their often bogus programs. I am reminded of the fear generated by the government’s rediculous duck and cover drills during the Soviet era. I didn’t fall for it then, and I don’t worry about Islamism now. The risk of becoming a victim of terrorism today is far less than the risks associated with driving to work in the morning.

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  13. bocopro says:

    Well . . . . this is NOT Islamic radicalism, not even religious. But it IS terrorism, exactly the same as a Mafia protection racket: “I won’t blow up your business if you pay me protection money.”

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/22236/experts-warn-congress-north-korean-emp-would-kill-ryan-saavedra

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  14. Kid says:

    Unless we tag islam as the problem, it will always be here.

    Poland, Hungary and Slovakia recognize the problem and don’t let them in. Geert Wilders recognizes islam as the problem and wants them out of the Netherlands.

    Given half the country can’t even figure out that the clintons are human garbage, we have no chance of dealing with islam in America. Especially when the political body could give a S less about America or Americans.

    And what is the difference between terrorism and moslems breeding out your culture and country and installing sharia right in front of your stupid ass afraid to be called a racist nose. The “moderate” moslems are a lot more deadly.

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  15. Mustang says:

    I agree with Kid … but I have to say that the Moslems are simply Moslems behaving as Moslems. The problem is US policy that opened the door to these vermin. Whoever made these decisions should be hung in a public square.

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro..the terrorism I fear America will face forever isn’t islamic radicalism? What is it?

    Mustang, I don’t agree…I see your point, but I include IRAN in “islamic radical terror”…
    Your comments above seem to fight each other…no?

    Kid…You KNOW VERY WELL that I do NOT feel every Muslim in America wants to have Sharia here, wants Americans dead….there are plenty of Muslims who just want to live in peace…they aren’t ‘true’ to the Koran…they’re cultural muslims…BUT, you’re 100% right on radical islamists in America

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  17. Kid says:

    “Kid…You KNOW VERY WELL that I do NOT feel every Muslim in America wants to have Sharia here, wants Americans dead….there are plenty of Muslims who just want to live in peace…they aren’t ‘true’ to the Koran…they’re cultural muslims…BUT, you’re 100% right on radical islamists in America”

    And this is the attitude/belief that will result in radical islamists being elected to political power and the installation of sharia. Do you think the weak among them will somehow overpower the strong among them? The moderates will do what their mosques tell them to do. Vote for sharia. The proof that this is true is through the fact that none of them oppose islam in any meaningful way. Anywhere. I make no distinction between radical islam and islam. There is no difference. islam has nothing in common with a free civilized society focused on human rights for males and females. – and animals and everything else.

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  18. Bob says:

    I love it. Z said, “Muslims are coming into Germany at unholy rates”. Yes. There’s something unholy about Islam. It is the only religion I know of that advocates killing of all who don’t believe like them. Islam can’t compete in the world of ideas, so they kill.

    I don’t believe modern day terrorism has much to do with economics. It is always based on ideological differences. For example, Chicago shootings as a rule are gang shootings, based on the economics of the drug culture, but we don’t call this kind of killing terrorism. Terrorism is the situation where a civilian populace is targeted for violent acts to bring about societal or political change. When nations militaries are used on both sided, we call that war.

    Immediately after 9-11, the Bush administration told the nation that it would be an intergenerational effort to combat world terrorism. Bush was right, and our government seems to have forgotten this.

    I believe that terrorism of one kind or another has always been with us. Think KKK, IRA, SLA, BLM, and the Democrat Party. Terrorists will always be there.

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  19. Kid says:

    What do islamic nations provide the rest of the world beside oil and sadistic violence ? Nothing.
    Kill them all.

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  20. Kid says:

    Bob, islam is a cancer. Leaving one cell alive does not accomplish the job.

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  21. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I couldn’t disagree with you more on this….too many Muslims on FOX talk about how islamist radicals are DEAD WRONG……True, they aren’t speaking up in droves but they are speaking out. Zuhdi Jasser, for one, was in the navy, is a heart surgeon…he’s actually a believing muslim, not just a cultural muslim, and he’s dead set against Sharia.

    Look, we can’t ‘kill them all’, so we have to trust some…and we have to start forcing violent mosques to CLOSE DOWN and arresting the Imams who preach hate, I don’t care what the First Amendment says.

    Bob, I don’t think it’s economic, either, except for the really STUPID Westrern countries accepting what my stepson calls in Germany “the RAPE-ugees”…..who are LOSING THEIR ECONOMIES because of paying gazillions of dollars to people who despise them and their culture.

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  22. Z – Enforcing our laws when there is conspiracy to commit crimes, yes. But think about the precedent of jailing those who preach “hate” [no legal definition anyway] the next time there is a Leftist in the White House and in control of Congress.

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  23. geeez2014 says:

    CI, I know…it’s a tight wire…and Islamists know that. They win. Hands down.

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  24. Re: Jasser,
    “he’s actually a believing muslim, not just a cultural muslim, and he’s dead set against Sharia.”

    Well then, is Sharia less of a stalwart component of the Muslim, pseudo, religion than it appears to be? Sorry but I can’t trust any of them.

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  25. Mal says:

    I hear ya, John!

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