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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, I realize that, but it's still not what I was getting at.
    Someone who has the will and the resources will find the means to kill people. The sensible strategy is to limit the resources and limit the will of those who would wish to kill you.

    The U.S. has primarily addressed limiting resources, often at the expense of strengthening the will of would be terrorists.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    A bomb is going to win against whatever you're armed with, assuming it's not adequately blast plated.
    well if I see some scumbag planting a bomb and give him a mozambiquing, I win



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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well if I see some scumbag planting a bomb and give him a mozambiquing, I win
    The emphasis on prevention seems to be seeing, not so much the being armed part. Being vigilant is the real value not being a vigilante.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/JubgE.png
    Maybe - just maybe - you shouldn't attack police officers after robbing convenience stores?

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Maybe - just maybe - you shouldn't attack police officers after robbing convenience stores?
    I'll see if I can find an image that cleverly explains that not all people killed by police robbed convenience stores before attacking law enforcement.
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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I'll see if I can find an image that cleverly explains that not all people killed by police robbed convenience stores before attacking law enforcement.
    conflating lawful with unjust killings in order to try to make a point about what one should fear is deliberately deceptive.

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    conflating lawful with unjust killings in order to try to make a point about what one should fear is deliberately deceptive.
    I'll pass on derailing this thread, but I consider neither to be just.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    The emphasis on prevention seems to be seeing, not so much the being armed part. Being vigilant is the real value not being a vigilante.
    seeing without being armed means you have to rely on others
    being armed without seeing means you don' have a target



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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    seeing without being armed means you have to rely on others
    being armed without seeing means you don' have a target
    You'll be relying on others anyway. I have a feeling the terrorist isn't going to use his dying breath to disarm his bomb for you. Hopefully you'll have sufficient time to alert others to vacate before it goes off.
    Last edited by Unrepresented; 01-19-15 at 10:46 PM.

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    Re: Are you afraid of dying by the hands of terrorists?

    I nearly got blowed up by an IRA terrorist. But instead of walking back to the hotel, I took the tube.

    Would have been right near the bus that accidentally blew up when the terrorist was transporting the bomb.

    Stuff happens...
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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