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    The next successful US terrorist attack

    This includes home grown terrorists as well as foreign terrorists actions. Take your best guess given your opinion of the state of terrorism today.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Any Day of course. Who knows when Obama will issue another "Executive Order"?
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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.
    Terrorism is defined as using threats or violence to coerce or force - mostly for political gain.

    How are things looking in Ferguson?

    I consider trying to condemn a man before anyone has all the facts and before he even has a trial - under the threat of worsening your ****head behavior and further destroying the town and people's livelihoods if he's not found guilty - to be an act of terrorism.

    So - how many hours between now and tonight?

    When will we have a verdict past - and if he's not guilty - then they better barricade the city and bring on a massive bulk of LEO's.
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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.
    I'm not sure, it will happen though. Given enough time all probabilities work out. But I can see it being more than 2 years if we're talking attack on the 50 States proper. Those events have typically been very rare.
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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Terrorism is defined as using threats or violence to coerce or force - mostly for political gain.
    Wouldn't that apply to the Bundy ranch then - using threats of violence for political gain?


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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Terrorism is defined as using threats or violence to coerce or force - mostly for political gain.

    How are things looking in Ferguson?

    I consider trying to condemn a man before anyone has all the facts and before he even has a trial - under the threat of worsening your ****head behavior and further destroying the town and people's livelihoods if he's not found guilty - to be an act of terrorism.

    So - how many hours between now and tonight?

    When will we have a verdict past - and if he's not guilty - then they better barricade the city and bring on a massive bulk of LEO's.
    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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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Terrorism is defined as using threats or violence to coerce or force - mostly for political gain.

    How are things looking in Ferguson?

    I consider trying to condemn a man before anyone has all the facts and before he even has a trial - under the threat of worsening your ****head behavior and further destroying the town and people's livelihoods if he's not found guilty - to be an act of terrorism.

    So - how many hours between now and tonight?

    When will we have a verdict past - and if he's not guilty - then they better barricade the city and bring on a massive bulk of LEO's.
    You mean like condemning a man to being executed by a one-man firing squad? You do know, of course, that the police officer who killed the unarmed black man - at a distance too far away for gunpowder residue, apparently - all by himself shot more bullets than was used by the entire English police last year.

    I'm certainly not anti-police - I'm very proud of what the vast majority of them do day after day. There's several factors that led to Michael Brown's shooting, the largest of which is that we have 300 million privately-owned firearms in America, and every time a policeman approaches someone, he has to worry about what that (possibly bad) guy might be packing.

    And in keeping with the OP, the easy access to firearms that we have is also a great enabler to terrorists. A terrorist can legally buy a military-grade sniper rifle...and when a decent sniper can take out a target from a half klick or more, all the constitutionally-protected access to firearms by law-abiding citizens in the nation won't stop him - because no one can even see where he's at.
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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. [...]
    I like that definition, but I'd like to add the use of violence against government as well (seen in several countries over the past few decades). I'd also suggest "organized" violence, even if only loosely organized or simply just following a common agenda (towards a common goal).

    As such, narrowing down such activity to a single city or single large event, as the OP does, tends to deny the typical long term effectiveness of terrorism and instead gives the appearance of sensationalism (the 'mushroom cloud' hype, typically a propaganda ploy or even emotional terrorism in and of itself).

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    Re: The next successful US terrorist attack

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Any Day of course. Who knows when Obama will issue another "Executive Order"?
    Come on, man!
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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.
    There's absolutely no way to know. It could come next hour - or it could come after the next election. The only certainty is that it will happen at some point.

    The fact that it hasn't happened is a testament to the Department of Homeland Security. And it sorta shows us the position we've put ourselves in: we can either (1) accept the vast security state that we've put ourselves in, with all its many violations of several Amendments of the Bill of Rights that go along with the prevention of terrorist attacks on our soil, or (2) we can go back to the days before the security state, when people like the 9/11 attackers could much more easily move around without drawing attention to themselves.

    And that kind of choice really sucks, since on the one hand, we've fallen afoul of Benjamin Franklin's quip that "Those who sacrifice liberty for the sake of security deserve neither", but on the other hand there are threats out there of which Franklin probably never dreamt.
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