View Poll Results: When will the next successful major city terrorist attack occur in the US?

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    1 5.88%
  • > 2 years

    6 35.29%
  • 1-2 years

    3 17.65%
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    1 5.88%
  • Within 6 months

    2 11.76%
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    0 0%
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Thread: The next successful US terrorist attack

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    What difficult to understand that what you are talking about is not terrorism and that no one is threatening violence?
    Do you not think that the mere thread of violence, violence that we have witnessed in Ferguson lately, should be included?
    I suppose the OP speaks of terrorism threats from abroad, but by definition, we should not exclude one if favor of another, esp when terrorizing fellow citizens seems like a natural act .

    "International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

    Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
    Appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
    Occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.*

    "Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

    Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
    Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
    Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
    FBI — Terrorism Definition

    Not too different in its intent, is it?

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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.
    Actually, I'm VERY concerned about this. I've been seeing news blurbs, albeit from alarmist sources, that ISIS is aggressively pursuing the ability to "blow up a major American city." Add to that, reportedly western membership in the group including a reported 100+/- Americans, a porous southern boarder, a reported $3 million a day in revenue generated from our refusal to modernize transportation energy and defund petroleum and North Korea being a nuclear power who will likely hand over what they know for money and this is a serious situation. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we start seeing nukes used both on the US and Western Europe by ISIS and our forced responses on the Middle East and North Korea. I hate to say it but its time for some Bush Doctrine in Iraq and Syria and end ISIS now before its too late and quit being nice about it.
    Last edited by Smeagol; 08-22-14 at 03:30 PM.
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