I studied international and domestic terrorism at the University of Maryland back in 1980-81. My professor called it right when he said that terrorism would dominate politics in the distant future. Everything he predicted has come true.
The truth about terrorism is nothing new. It is a sucker punch. So, unless you remove the people whose goal is to get in those sucker punches, terrorism will always happen.
Terrorism is happening now. Over the last two days, the Mumbai attacks in India resulted in the deaths of 174 innocent people. It wasn't the typical attack that has dominated the news since 911. Instead, the attack represents a shift to a Columbine-type massacre, i.e., another sucker punch. If it happened once, then it can happen again.
I can't end this post without mentioning Bush and terrorism. The man has received brutal beatings by the press over the past eight years. Just once I'd like for the media to say to him, "Good job!" He deserves it because he has done an excellent job of ensuring that Americans don't get attacked on U.S. soil like what just happened in Mumbia. That said, I have no doubt that if the terrorists could hit us at home, they would. Thank you President Bush.
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RadarCat wrote: The root cause of most of the terrorism we see in the world today is the evil and criminal ideology of Islam.
Ben Laden and his pals are only the tip of the ice berg.
Hamas is also driven by the hatred of Jews and Infidels taught by the terrorist training manual, the Koran, that is so common in the Middle East and is spreading across Planet Earth.
I think America was blessed to have Bush43 as President during these terrible times.
I live in California's Bay Area, which includes San Francisco and Berkeley. The problem isn't just with radical Islam, but with liberal ideology as well. The liberals have a victims' mentality that blames "those who have" for their and the world's problems. Fall inside that prosperous arena, and you become their hated adversary. In short, they need someone to blame for their failures besides themselves.
As for the current President Bush, not one single mainstream media or politician liberal has ever given him credit for keeping post-911 terrorism off US soil. Of course, now that Obama will be in charge of national security, it will only be a matter of time before they do realize what they had (Bush security), and lost.
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