ErikLaurence wrote:First of all what do you mean by "confirmed ties"?
From a story in the Baltimore Sun, a way left liberal paper so it has to be true, right?
Um. No.Newspapers are wrong all the time.
Remember flight 800? News said that was terrorism. Oops. It was faulty wiring in a fuel tank.
coalkirk wrote:Do you seriously believe that the Ft. Hood shooting was just a random act of violence?
I believe it was the act of a crazy guy with sympathies towards AQ. Was he under orders? Was the idea his? Was he just trying to get them to take him seriously?
I don't know. Neither do you. My guess is the CIA is just beginning to learn these things.
Maybe when one of your many flights you take in your priviledged life gets targeted you'll become a believer in jihad. Even Obama had to admit today that that the Christmas plane bomber had ties to al queida.
First of all. Stop trying to turn this into class warfare. I got what I've got the old fashioned way. I *censored* earned it. I am no trust fund kid. I worked hard in school. I got a good job. I built a new company. I sold it for a lot of money to a bigger company. I retired when I was 35. Now I've started another company. I'll probably start another after this one. You want to play the whiny privilege game? Fine, but frankly I expect more of a self-proclaimed conservative.
Second of all. I could take a flight a day for the next 43,835.616 YEARS
before being on a targeted plane (or do you think long division is an elitist tool?)
Finally. The goal of terrorism is not to kill people, that's the side effect.
Richard Reid was a more successful terrorist as a failed shoe bomber than he would have been if the plane went down. Plane goes down over the ocean in deep water we rarely know why. But as a failure Richard Reid has forced americans to change their behavior 10 BILLION times in the last 10 years.