Years ago I remember watching a televised interview with Charles Manson, the interview was conducted by Geraldo Rivera. In the interview Geraldo makes a mention that Charlie couldn’t do something because it is “against the rules”
Charlie launches into a tirade asking Geraldo who he thinks makes the rules, then he answers his own question and says in rather colorful language that he makes the rules.
Geraldo questions this notion and Charlie illustrates his point by telling Geraldo that he can pick up the metal chair that he is sitting on and beat Geraldo over the head with it and kill him.
Then he says “and there will be a new rule.”
Now you may be laughing at this notion.
But let us fast forward to 9/11 and then on to the guy who tried to put a bomb in his shoe. Now fast forward to 12/25/2009. Everyone is talking about new rules, and as I write this Obama, our President is about to go on TV and tell us about the new rules.
This whole notion of a “war on terror” is ignorant, and whomever dreamed it up is a moron, a war on terror is a war we will lose BY DEFINITION. You can’t win a war against terror. You can win a war against terrorists, but that isn’t what we are fighting, according to the definition of this war. but I guess a war on terrorists isn’t politically correct enough.
What these terrorists are doing is searching for holes in our system that they can exploit and you can bet your ass that while we are strip searching people on airplanes they are going to hit us someplace else.
You cannot be completely safe in anything that you do, ever. When someone is willing to die to take your life only opportunity and preparedness will save you, not “prevention”. On 12/25 one passenger, sitting opposite the terrorist, climbed over passengers, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man, who officials say was trying to ignite an explosive device.
It is becoming more and more apparent to me that the real front line doesn’t lie in counting on the government to protect us, the real front line is the government allowing us the freedom to protect ourselves. I’m open to exploring the idea of allowing people with concealed carry permits to carry on a plane. Had this been the case and had I been sitting next to this moron I’d have saved the government a pile of money, all they would have needed to buy is a casket for him, or better yet give him the ultimate insult to a muslim, feed him to pigs, saving the money on that casket.
So now we are going to have to go through even more inconveniences, just to travel someplace, and the very large majority of us are good law abiding peaceful folks who simply want to do business, visit friends and relatives, or take our kids to Disney World. We won’t be one bit safer but we will be more inconvenienced, more humiliated and more isolated.
And while we have our pants down around our ankles while going through airport security the next attack is on a train, or a boat, or a grocery store, where does it end? It ends with Americans who, like that guy on the plane are ready and willing and able to say…
“Enough is enough”