When i went to school in he 80s we were dead afraid of the RAF bombing and kidnapping our school, embassy or similar.
In the 90s we were dead afraid of the IRA bombing the tube, street or whatever.
Then there's always been the risk of going to Spain in case ETA decided to blow up a car, train or suchlikes.
On holiday in Egypt in 2000 we had armed military escort driving from the red sea to cairo, in case some lunatics decided to target tourist buses.
maybe it's just new for the US that anyone would want to harm imperialists.
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lol. No, I don't think it's new. I just think it's better publicised these days, but usually to strike fear into the Americna people for the governments purposes. It's the fact that the government is downplaying it that has me concerned.
statistically i'm far more likely to be killed by a non-terrorist. last figures i can find suggest 150-300 murders per year in london, vs the 50 that islamic terrorists have managed so far...
the actual point of terrorism isn't killing people - it's creating terror. The financial losses are much higher than the cost in lives.
well, yeah. my duty is therefore to shrug, yawn and get on with the rest of my life, i'd say.
oh, and to consume. repeatedly.
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Speaking of consuming... *shops for shoes online*
*nod* Definitely. That is certianly true.
Why would they speak in English unless they knew or intended that information to be leaked to the British, American, and European public? We are being attacked, but not on the scale this would have us believe-this is part of the attack, creating fear that it is worse than it is. There are suicide attacks and suicide attack attempts, but not on this scale. This video is part of their propaganda, trying to scare us into thinking its worse tha it is. Just my opinion, I'm English and I think this is making things seem worse than they are, and I think its a deliberate attempt to scare us.
I have to agree. Its definitely seems like propaganda. At the same time, its kind of suprising that they haven't carried out an attack like that. It would be all too easy. The hardest part would be getting into the country.
Personally I worry about what we (I'm American) might do in response. We've been all too eager over here to throw away basic rights and even the rule of law in the "war on terror". If a jihadist takes out a mall in Iowa we might start talking about internment camps, and that's after the wave of vigilanty activity.
Btw, thanks for the article, love. I'll respond to all thsi when I'm nto at work anymore, but you rock.
No worries. I stole it from somebody else ;)
At some point I should probably come up with some original content or something, but that just seems like a big hassle.
It's worked for me, not using original content. ;)
We just peice it together in an original way's all.
I worry about both of these things. It's not hard to find extremists in any country and far too easy to turn people to your needs, and I think there's a storm coming... A storm from all possible sides, and I can't find my umbrella.
That's how I feel about it too. *nod*
It's all about the fear.
Not that different from the Bush administration, really.
I'm surprised US Intelligence is downplaying it, rather than using it to hype their agenda.
I KNOW! That's the thing that really freaks me out, about it.
If they're downplaying it there's gotta be some truth to it.
So the al Qaeda/Taliban have graduation ceremonies? With diplomas, caps and gowns? Do they have senior proms too?
I don't know, it's hard to second guess what they are doing. They followed through on some threats before, but in other cases they did not. I think their intention is partly to confuse and intimidate people. But you can't discount the possibility that they may strike again in a major way.
LJ ate my response. I responded to this yesterday. lol. So it goes.
Anywho, I agree with you.
There's too much that has happened to disregard this, but I think it's mainly a fear inspiring exercise, but likely there will be some deaths because of it. Makes me sad.
Wow, that makes me feel safe considering I live in one of the bigger, more important, German cities. At least when I live in Alaska we aren't usually the ones that feel a bigger threat.