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Thread: The next successful US terrorist attack

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Not anytime soon...though I have no idea of a timeline.

    Why would they do it?

    IMO, the point of 9/11 was to suck America into direct involvement in the Middle East...and it worked (sadly) beautifully.

    Now all ISIS had to do to get America riled up (to a much lesser extent, of course) is behead a journalist on video and post it on twitter. This should keep the American masses okay with direct involvement for a while. And when they tire of it - they have another hostage to behead.

    Why run a huge terrorist attack on America to get America to commit when killing individual people in horrific ways is so much cheaper/easier?

    Unfortunately, the masses are easy to bait.
    Last edited by DA60; 08-22-14 at 11:17 AM.

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Not anytime soon...though I have no idea of a timeline.

    Why would they do it?

    IMO, the point of 9/11 was to suck America into direct involvement in the Middle East...and it worked (sadly) beautifully.

    Now all ISIS had to do to get America riled up is behead a journalist on video and post it on twitter. This should keep the American masses okay with direct involvement for a while. And when they tire of it - they have another hostage to behead.

    Why run a huge terrorist attack on America to get America to commit when killing individual people in horrific ways is so much cheaper/easier?

    Unfortunately, the masses are easy to bait.
    Even if we are not baited (and we may have been already), once another attack on a major city occurs the public outrage will be one of retribution. I listened to Richard Engel, who lives in Turkey this morning on CNBC talk about the ME and how the US created ISIS. According to him it was very similar to how we created the modern Iran. According to him, the US praised and supported the Arab spring in Egypt and supported the uprising in Syria - then when it fizzled out and degraded to violence the US stepped away. The Sunni's (again according to Engle) assumed the US would help them with arms, money and support but when we left them alone and stepped away - they grew angry. ISIS then stepped in and formed in the vacuum which now vows to hurt America. They also are very pissed about the 200,000 who have died in the Syria uprising at the behest of Assad with help from Iran.

    I checked CNBC for a video but it was only 2 hours ago I saw this so I'll keep watching to post a link. It would show up here if there is one: CNBC Video and TV
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Not anytime soon...though I have no idea of a timeline.

    Why would they do it?

    IMO, the point of 9/11 was to suck America into direct involvement in the Middle East...and it worked (sadly) beautifully.

    Now all ISIS had to do to get America riled up is behead a journalist on video and post it on twitter. This should keep the American masses okay with direct involvement for a while. And when they tire of it - they have another hostage to behead.

    Why run a huge terrorist attack on America to get America to commit when killing individual people in horrific ways is so much cheaper/easier?

    Unfortunately, the masses are easy to bait.
    Because they want to dominate us. That is the ultimate goal, cant do it from a desert thousands of miles away.

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    if he's not guilty - then they better barricade the city and bring on a massive bulk of LEO's.
    I think Scorpios would be a better choice.

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    At least in political science terrorism is defined as the use of violence against civilians for political purposes. Although an unstated caveat is that the person/group in question has to be non-state actor.

    Condemning someone before they get a trial is not terrorism. Please learn the difference.
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    I think you missed my point.

    Some people claimed that their acts of rioting and looting - violence - would increase IF he was not found guilty.

    Blatant terrorism.

    That is not the same as people protesting. That is not the same as people demanding truth, honesty, and an investigation / fair trial.

    Two different things took place - one is understandable, the other were acts of terrorism.
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This includes home grown terrorists as well as foreign terrorists actions. Take your best guess given your opinion of the state of terrorism today.
    The next terror attack will occur when (and if) a Republican is elected President again. It worked out so well for Bush that it will be irresistible for the next one to allow an attack to happen also. Bush got everything he wanted after 911 including his foolish war with Saddam. The precedent will be strong for the next one to do the same.
    Last edited by iguanaman; 08-22-14 at 12:37 PM.

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    ?

    I think you missed my point.

    Some people claimed that their acts of rioting and looting - violence - would increase IF he was not found guilty.

    Blatant terrorism.

    That is not the same as people protesting. That is not the same as people demanding truth, honesty, and an investigation / fair trial.

    Two different things took place - one is understandable, the other were acts of terrorism.
    And I am telling you that even by a basic definition, rioting is not terrorism.
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    And I am telling you that even by a basic definition, rioting is not terrorism.
    No - rioting itself is not terrorism.

    It's what they were doing it for and what they hoped to accomplish by using the threat of violence. It's the intent of the act.

    What's difficult to understand about that? Terrorism doesn't just come from agents sent by other countries in the name of Jihad.
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    No - rioting itself is not terrorism.

    It's what they were doing it for and what they hoped to accomplish by using the threat of violence. It's the intent of the act.

    What's difficult to understand about that? Terrorism doesn't just come from agents sent by other countries in the name of Jihad.
    What difficult to understand that what you are talking about is not terrorism and that no one is threatening violence?
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    I'm going with "before the 2016 general election".

    I'm also going with some version of "homegrown".

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