It takes a nation to protect the nation
For those of you that haven't seen the VHS cassette, the full version is now on Youtube.
If you do not care if you live or die, or even desire to die. And you want to commit a terrorist act. You do not need much technology or training. Though of course technology and training will help a dedicated terrorist cell to do very significant damage, to something like a military or nuclear installation.
All that is required is the will to carry out the attack. Killing people or destroying property is ridiculously easy and it does not require much imagination or intelligence. Think like a terrorist, see what these individuals and groups do.
The security on sensitive sites can be tightened, but you can never protect a crowd a gathering of ordinary citizens from a nut with a gun or knife or home made bomb. That is where the real terror lies, and this is what we are witnessing now. It is a first in history, nothing quite like it has ever existed before (similar things perhaps).
We are no longer safe anywhere; in our homes workplaces recreation places, and any place that crowds gather or that individuals wander alone. That is real terror, to be vulnerable to attack any where and at any time, and what do we have to blame for this- Islam and its ability to ignite homicidal hate in any of its followers.
This thing has just hit me. The SEALs that the whole United States including the President is so proud of, including SEAL TEAM 6, which killed Bin Laden, was founded by Richard Marcinko. Obama even boasted about this, although he shouldn't - that was the first time their name had been officially acknowledged and was a breach of protocol - still, we've come to expect that from Obama.
Yet Marcinko was taken down and dismissed in disgrace from the US forces. He should be respected countrywide with statues made in his memory, but instead he is fired and vilified. If there is any comment on the perfidy and moral cowardice of democratic societies, it is this.