02/02/07 12:43 AM: Defeating Terrorism?
The purpose of terrorism is, by definition, to incite terror. A bombing, a shooting, or a beheading are just means to an end.
The terrorist succeeds if the result is a panicked populace.
I think it’s rather clear that by this definition the terrorists are winning. In fact, it could be argued they won a long time ago.
The funny thing is, they haven’t even attacked the U.S. since 9/11, but we are so scared we think some glowing lights are bombs.
Come on people, aren’t we tougher than that? I guess I forgot that America has no backbone anymore. We are terrorized by cartoon characters.
Truly a sad thing. I have to give my admiration to the two artists arrested for the Boston fiasco… they handled the “press conference” brilliantly.