Home-Grown Terror

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    This is sad. What a terrible way to live, frightened all the time. Just sad.
     
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    Absolutely hilarious. We do not live in fear. And to suggest that because the Police work to prevent terrorism means that is amazing. What the hell are they supposed to do? Pretend like there is no threat? I hope your police are not operating on that premise.
     
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    So, how's the conviction rate over there?
     
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    That has nothing to do with it at all. But thanks for playing.

    The point being made earlier that if the 19 hijackers had been arrest on September 10th is valid. We would have idiots claiming they did nothing wrong.
     
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    Gotta love the little slogans..."Jihad USA".

    I still chuckle over the term "homegrown terrorist". The last time the term "homegrown" was even used in some kind of context, I was hitting a bong. Way to resurrect a term that had almost no relevance to ANYTHING, and use it for propaganda.
     
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    Yeah, their little slogans are funny and used for propoganda...I'll agree to that. But if I "lost" any liberty/freedom due to this, I didn't know it, and don't care. If tapping phones help prevent a terrorist attack, go for it.
     
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    Wow, FOX is still pushing those mental defectives in Miami as terrorists. Who would have thought?
     
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    That's not the point. I made the point that America is a frightened nation. I stand by that point.

    My reference to the conviction rate was meant to draw attention to the willingness of authorities in the US to apparently - and I use that word advisedly - apparently lock up and put on trial people accused of various preparatory acts of terrorism on what seems to be the most flimsiest of evidence.

    Elsewhere in USMB there is much discussion about rights as outlined in the 2nd Amendment but other rights seem to be able to be trampled without a murmur of protest.

    I'm not condemning reasonable law enforcement/investigation efforts, I'm asking if what is going on now is reasonable.

    You made a reference to the police in my country.

    We played the same game in a couple of matters, locked up a couple of idiots and due to the draconian anti-terror laws of the previous parliament, they got convictions and orders against individuals who arguably shouldn't have been convicted or had orders against them.

    We completely (well the Australian Federal Police and our internal security people) cocked up one case - http://tinyurl.com/2ol5lm - with such stupidity that I'm surprised the AFP Commissioner wasn't asked to resign.

    People here are indeed calling for the Commissioner to be sacked, we're not very happy with his close accommodation of the previous government's demands and our courts are looking very carefully at terrorism cases put before them, as is their job of course.

    I trust that answers your objection and your questions.
     

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