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I beg to differ with Andy's hypothesis that terrorists "pose no threat to
the entire American country or population, to the way that the country
operates." History has consistently proven that any country, civilization or
population is within the reach of a dedicated enemy willing to sacrifice their life
for their cause.
The attacks of 9/11 have already dramatically impacted the way our country
operates in terms of new legislation, government spending priorities, military
call-ups, airline bankruptcies, increased gas prices, tightening of civil
liberties, increased government centralization, a pinched economy and the War
It is hard to think of one person or industry that has not somehow felt the
touch of that day in their personal, professional or economic lives. For
most this impact was negative.
Dramatic, but entirely possible, doomsday scenarios are detailed in
America's emergency management and civil support plans, including: biological attack,
economic attack, Internet war, attacks on critical infrastructure and
Free democracies are fragile endeavors. They are easily and frequently
corrupted by the influence of outside interests, agitators, enemies and/or
terrorists. American civilization is certainly subject to the same political,
religious and civic vulnerabilities as other great civilizations have been
throughout history, including the Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, Incans, etc... We do not
have some magic immunity to these forces of men, thought, religion and
While I certainly agree that SNA is not the threat or the enemy, it would be
equally foolish to pretend that this enemy does not exist and that the
threat is not legitimate. In fact, there should be no doubt that a powerful and
cunning enemy stalks the United States and that the complete destruction of
her democracy is the very goal of their focused efforts.
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