CNN: The Terrorists Have Won [Opinion]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I will not be the least bit surprised if this piece has already been posted, and I missed it. Apologies in advance.

    I'm not a huge Jack Cafferty fan. Heck, we don't have cable anymore. This editorial is also about much more than TSA. However, there are some excellent points made about TSA, the mindset that allows it to exist and flourish, and is yet another excellent piece speaking against this general nonsense during this week.

    I really do wonder if the tide has changed and we just haven't seen any momentum yet.

    Did the Terrorists Win?

    Don't worry! I checked: the link is good. :D
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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    yes they won long ago, TSA just piled on with the rape and pervision added last October. Land of the Chicken Home of the skeeered, except for a brave few but instead of calling them patriots they are called domestic extremists, but those making that claim should be tried, convicted and hung for treason.
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  3. darwin76

    darwin76 Original Member

    Yes, the terrorists won. We squandered trillions of dollars, lost trillions more in GDP, and sacrificed important liberties, probably forever. I don't think Osama Bin Laden could have ever dreamed of us choosing to hurt ourselves that badly.

    A terrorist is a person who creates terror. He did exactly that, despite the death total from 9/11 being equivalent to roughly one month of deaths on American roadways. It was tragic what happened that day but people are not thinking about the risks objectively.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    OBL explicitly stated, more than once, that his intention was to get the USA to bankrupt itself on ever-increasing "security" measures. Mission Accomplished.
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  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Everything we've done since 9/11 (except for finally bumping off OBL) has been exactly what OBL wanted.
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  6. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    The terrorists have absolutely won. We've gone from the land of the free and the home of the brave to a country of chicken (expletive deleted) sheep.

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