Monday, May 09, 2011
A terrorist around every corner
With the killing of Usama Bin Laden and the revelation that Al Qaeda had many targets in the US, citizens are freaking out with fear of an attack. Isn't this the precise purpose of terrorism? It's not to destroy, it's to get the victims to destroy themselves with paralyzing fear. Isn't that what we're doing?
Chuck "the schmuck" Shumer proposed a "no ride" list for commuter trains, all because there may have been a train targeted by Al Qaeda. Every day, the list of items not allowed on planes and trains gets longer and longer. And every day the physical violation of passengers at the hands of TSA goons gets more intrusive.
If we let the terrorists control how we live our lives to this extent, haven't they already won? It bears pointing out that our current administration's reluctance to assign blame to, or even exact punishment on, Muslims for the mere threat of violence creates fear among citizens who aren't confident our government is doing everything to protect them. Still, crippling our way of life out of fear doesn't feel very American to me.
We should stop being defensive and expecting a terrorist around every corner and instead, go on the offensive and start killing all known terrorists around the world. Put them on the defensive. Drive them into hiding where they don't have time to plan attacks. And let the rest of the politically correct world weep for what eternity holds for these soulless devils.