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Aug 10, 2006 19:18 # 43337

charlie *** isn't happy...

Airplane terrorism

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Thanks to the most recent attempt at terrorism that was caught today in London the terror defcon system in airports is now back up to red. Domestic travelers are now advised to arrive three hours before departure, up to five hours prior for international travelers! Among other things passengers can no longer take lip balm, gels, or water with them on the plane.

Water of all things! Ask any healthcare professional and they will tell you that passengers on planes need to stay hydrated. This is unreasonable. Just because someone in London tried to use water and gel to make a bomb, now no one is allowed these everyday things. We (the USA and other leading nations) cannot continue to simply react to problems. We must start preventing their source.

The government has never stopped to ask, "Why do terrorists do this?" And I think asking questions and then listening is where they should start. I do not believe that terrorists are inherently evil. I believe they are driven to acts of violence and by the unending injustice that surrounds them.

In Chicago I met a Muslim who said that when he moved to the USA he was suprised that this country really was the home of the free. He was suprised he could say whatever he wanted, do what he wanted, work where he wanted, and worship how he wanted. But he also said,

"I wish that this country sought justice internationally as well as it does domestically."

Why does the USA try to barter unfair cease fires between Lebanon and Isreal? Why are we the only country that failed to sign the Kyoto Protocol? Why do we have trade agreements with Central and South America that unfairly favor American big bussiness? Why did we start a war in Iraq without a majority of consent from other leading nations? I think all these actions are not right - they are injust - and to our embarassment they show that our country cares only about itself.

In today's world, one country cannot afford to look out only for itself. The USA must start to make friends with other nations. More importantly American govermental organizations, bussinesses, and individuals need to start making friends with their forgein counterparts. That is how terrorism will be stopped.

Terrorists are people. They are people who are the victims of injustice. People who have needs. People who should have been listened to before they turned to violence. The USA should be the role model in doing this.

But sadly, we are the opposite. We are the bully and the glutton who uses the cooperation the rest of the world has already started and bends it to his own gain. And this is our shame.

And so we sit dehydrated in our airports afraid of what terror will strike us next. When really we should be going out to our neighbors and business partners. Not to give them our money or to help them be like us but to listen. They know how to better themselves, and in time they will ask their friends for help - if they need it. And hopefully we will be open, and our new friends will teach us what we had forgotten - how to be decent human beings.

We cannot stop terrorism with programs or bombs or money. We stop terroism by being just and genuine people. I know it is unrealistic, but maybe someday we will even be friends.

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Aug 11, 2006 19:14 # 43338

majic *** replies...

Re: Airplane terrorism

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Why does the USA try to barter unfair cease fires between Lebanon and Isreal?

Israel should be allowed to kick the ass of Lebanon, I'm all for it! It's about time Israel stood up and grabbed a set. I'm still waiting for Israel to kick the ass of Iran. That'll be interesting.

Terrorists are people. They are people who are the victims of injustice. People who have needs. People who should have been listened to before they turned to violence. The USA should be the role model in doing this.

Don't give me that crap that Terrorists are people who are suppressed and the victims of some terrible injustices. That's a load of shit. These kinds of people do not see reason, they want to kill, kill, kill. Nothing will make them *NOT* want to kill. That's the nature of that fun loving religion known as Islam. These people love us, they love everyone unconditionally which is why they want to brutally KILL us.

As long as people want to kill innocent people brutally in the name of their GOD, in the name of some HOLY WAR for the terrible injustices the west is placing on this shit fucking world then there will be countries who will fight back to stop this thing called Terrorism.

I'm not scared of these people, I don't live in fear and I will still fly on airplanes. I'll kindly accept the retarded rules that are placed on me, I'll watch my freedom erode in front of my face and I'll merrily be on my way, doing what it is that I do. Fuck the terrorists, fuck their cause...

We cannot stop terrorism with programs or bombs or money. We stop terroism by being just and genuine people. I know it is unrealistic, but maybe someday we will even be friends.

Are you serious? Terrorists are the equivalent of the prototypical high school bully who steals your lunch money everyday. Until you stand up you'll always be assaulted. Until you stand up you will be controlled. As long as these people are out there plotting to kill us there will be people out there
trying to save you from their evil plans.

Aug 13, 2006 23:56 # 43339

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Airplane terrorism

74% | 4

Don't give me that crap that Terrorists are people who are suppressed and the victims of some terrible injustices. That's a load of shit. These kinds of people do not see reason, they want to kill, kill, kill. Nothing will make them *NOT* want to kill. That's the nature of that fun loving religion known as Islam. These people love us, they love everyone unconditionally which is why they want to brutally KILL us.

Easy judged, easy gone.
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Islam is NOT the religion of 'lets get around and kill people'. Christianity aint that, too. Its the fanatics that have taken over the rei(g)ns of their religion, no matter if Islam or Christianity.

Bush is killing in the name of (the biblical) God and the other side is killing in the name of Allah (also God). God - must be a very sad(istic) person!

cu, w0lf.

ps: Frank, get yer bloody brain working again, what you're writing is basically crap! X-(

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Aug 14, 2006 08:45 # 43341

andromacha *** isn't happy...

Re: Airplane terrorism

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Frank, get yer bloody brain working again, what you're writing is basically crap! X-(

I have to say I totally agree with Ginsterbusch here. I can't believe I read what you said about Israel. I won't get into details, but I will only say that whatever Israel is doing to Lebanon right now is fucking wrong, and they should be stopped. And United States should stop giving weapons to Israel, too!

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Aug 20, 2006 08:21 # 43353

majic *** replies...

Re: Airplane terrorism

ps: Frank, get yer bloody brain working again, what you're writing is basically crap! X-(

I've been posting crap for years. I don't think my brain will ever start working. I didn't cause the worlds problems, I have no solutions, just aimless shit to complain about...

Aug 22, 2006 00:35 # 43360

ginsterbusch *** laughs about...

Re: Airplane terrorism

I've been posting crap for years. I don't think my brain will ever start working. I didn't cause the worlds problems, I have no solutions, just aimless shit to complain about...

lets just say: ROFL. ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Aug 18, 2006 07:07 # 43346

charlie *** replies...

Re: Airplane terrorism

93% | 2

I'll admit, my original post is hopelessly ideal.

Don't give me that crap that Terrorists are people who are suppressed and the victims of some terrible injustices. That's a load of shit. These kinds of people do not see reason, they want to kill, kill, kill. Nothing will make them *NOT* want to kill.

This might be a fact of life now. But I don't want to believe it. The injustices that have been carried out both in the deep past and now may be irriversable. But I hope beyond all hope that that is not the case.

Are you serious? Terrorists are the equivalent of the prototypical high school bully who steals your lunch money everyday. Until you stand up you'll always be assaulted. Until you stand up you will be controlled.

Take a minute to look at ourselves. Who has the most military bases around the world? Whose culture is permiating the globe? Which nations countries have the largest and most controlling businesses?

<stop reading, look out the window for about 5 minutes and picture the current world and all it's facits, socially, polically, economically, spiritually, personally>

Now, who is the real bully?

I'm not scared of these people, I don't live in fear and I will still fly on airplanes.

I'm not scared of them either. Because they are people. Every time I meet a real person - just one, not a company or government - I usually meet a genuine and sincere person who cares about peace and justice. I meet people who want to get along. It is only those people who have been bullied who are the opposite.

It's good to see you again majic. :)

Please contiune to vote AND post.

Mar 01, 2010 05:35 # 46715

Hunter * replies...

Re: Airplane terrorism

Companies in the U.S. are currently buying permits on a voluntary basis. In a confrontation with a force like Al Qaeda, whom the US is fighting in two major battlefields (Afghanistan and Iraq), and as allies are battling within a couple dozen countries on five continents, the guilty plea entered by a US Jihadist who admitted links to this Terror group and detailed his war mission against the homeland. The guilty plea of Najibullah Zazi ensures he won't pass go, and won't collect $200 instead, he will be headed straight to jail. (No word if he's going to Sing Sing, Riker's, or a Federal facility. Often, suspects convicted of attempted terrorist attacks go to a Federal Supermax.) I guess no payday loans could be large enough to get a lawyer that would be able to get him off the rap but then again, he did attempt a subway bombing in New York, and he deserves whatever he has coming. Maybe he should have plead insanity because you don't commemorate 9/11 by blowing other people up.


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