July 17, 2006 | | Posted by Caldor
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'Islam is a religion of hate which propagates a doctrine of hating and destroying non-Muslims. It has made war on non-Muslims most of its history until it was too feeble to do so in the 1600s. It's will to make war in service of religious imperialism has been revived by petrodollars, courtesy of the very infidels it hates and seeks to enslave or destroy.'
@Daniel, It was Springfield Mall. I was there.
Springfield Mall also had a massive, double-suite Fun Time game arcade that would pack out to the rafters evenings and weekends. It was literally on both sides of the corridor. It was huge!
Dayglo! you & i are on the same page.
By not being afraid, by not raising a huge, tendentious alarum, would we have left ourselves dangerously and foolishly vulnerable to the next 23 terrorists, who have not been arrested yet? Or would we have been precisely as safe, blissfully but appropriately ignorant of yet another vanishingly low-probability threat?
I'd like everyone to take a deep breath and listen for a minute.
Bruce concluded that in that case, the terrorists would have truly failed. But there's a completely different, equally important conclusion: imagine that all those fear-elevating things had (somehow) not happened, and ask yourself: *Would we have been any less safe*?
And we're doing exactly what the terrorists want.
"Imagine for a moment that the British government arrested the 23 suspects without fanfare... that [nobody] engaged in pointless airline-security measures like banning liquids... and that the press didn't write about it endlessly."