The following is a comment that I left over at Curtis' blog. I liked it so much I decided to make a post out of it here at my own blog.
Schools, shopping malls, hospitals, movie theaters, day care centers, churches on a Sunday morning, high school sports venues, an intersection on an Interstate Highway, downtown in any big city at rush hour...
Our borders are wide open. Anyone can come in undetected. Our cities and highways are wide open. Any terrorist could go wherever they wanted to once they were here. If there were a "serious" terrorist threat the above listed targets of opportunity would have been hit by now. Many times over. They have little or no security. Low hanging fruit ripe for the plucking. Why would a terrorist try to hijack or down an aircraft, or any other mode of public transportation, when they could get any of the above targets with virtually no risk to themselves?
Every "terrorist" activity in recent years has been stopped before it started because the FBI or the CIA had someone "under cover" on the inside directing the "terrorists". Never anything to worry about. No danger to the public. Do you find anything suspicious about that? :) Perfectly scripted fantasy.
The Amerikan citizen is the victim of the greatest hoax ever perpetrated in this country. A hoax perpetrated by our own government. And 90% of the people are too stupid to see what is going on before their very eyes.
Control, baby, it's all about control. And the Amerikan citizen eats this shit up.
All you have to do is think about it and apply a little logic.
The terrorists that our government is supposedly "protecting" us from have no qualms about setting off a suicide bomb in a crowded bazaar in some 9th century middle eastern city or village. They have no qualms about exploding IEDs as their target drives by. It's the way they operate. They don't blow up airplanes on a regular basis.
Don't you think that if they really wanted to get us, they'd do it the same way here as they do in their own countries? Some middle eastern ass-clown flies into Columbia, makes his way to Mexico, picks up some explosives and Fast and Furious weapons along the way, then makes his way to some city in this country. He lays low for a few days, watching, getting the lay of the land... Then he strikes. Kills a bunch of kids at a soccer game or people in a church on a Sunday morning. He then drives down the road 20 miles and rents a room for a few days before heading back to Columbia via Mexico. Or he blows himself up with his targets and gets his promised virgins. It wouldn't take much planning.
Of course, he might run into Joe SixPack, who happens to be carrying... That could spoil his plans right then and there. Without the involvement of the government. Whoa! :)
Point being, if a terrorist wanted to do damage and kill people in this country, if he wanted to get our attention, he wouldn't get on an airplane somewhere in the United States so that he could blow it out of the sky. That's been done before. If he's smart he'll try a different approach. Why would he attempt trying to blow up an airplane or a subway train when it would be so much less risky to do a thousand other things that would get just as much attention, create just as much rage, without the risk?
How long before we have men in black BDUs carrying automatic weapons roving through our malls, standing at our schools, watching over our worship services? Just to protect us, ya know.
I'm not saying that there aren't threats out there. I'm not saying that there aren't people who would love the opportunity to do us harm. I believe that those people do exist. I'm saying that there is no legitimate reason for our government to violate or suspend our rights in order to "protect" us from a bogey man who is probably the figment of some bureaucrat's or some politician's imagination.
If it was going to happen, it would have happened.
Its been said a thousand times in a thousand different places... They are prepping us for the take-over that is coming. Think about that, apply a little logic, and tell me what the other possibilities are. Then tell me who the real terrorists are.
To borrow a phrase from a comment on another blog:
"Who is going to protect us from those who protect us?"