These two guys didn't act alone. They went over seas and received training. They were loaded with explosives, the oldest wearing explosives with a trigger mechanism. It was apparent that they were prepared to continue a reign of death until they were shut down. Their mistake was stealing a car with Onstar in it and letting the owner escape. That lead to them being found before they could kill more people. Undoubtedly they had further plans. Though with their faces exposed by cameras, it was likely just a matter of time before they were found. Though if that was in the middle of a crowded nigh club and the detonation of a bomb, we may never know. Technology won out with this one.
But what is concerning is that these guys come out of Russian and post soviet countries that SURELY have trained others. Who are most likely here now.
We watch a lot of people, but there are simply too many people coming and going to realistically think that the FBI has a handle on everyone. Especially when the enemy understands their tactics on interception of their intelligence.
So I suspect we'll see another major event before too long. If these guys were able to build bombs, others will as well.
What bothers me most, is that time and again, these extremists come here and live here for years and years before committing these attacks. Our beliefs that our way of life is so great and superior to the way others live in other countries is really challenged when none of these extremists defect to our side. Staying alive is a pretty big motivator. You come here, you have a job, you are enjoying your life, and then you grab a gun and start shooting people down. Does life here appear that shitty to them? Makes me wonder.
I don't subscribe to the whole "Religion" made me do it thing. We all grew up around religion (Most of us) and none of us are going to go blow ourselves up over it. There are obviously geopolitical and personal reasons for why they do this. And the good in people here just isn't translating.
I dunno... I would be wary of attending big media events for awhile. Wait to see if things have blown over first.
I do subscribe to the religion made me do it. It depends on how brainwashed you are and how far you are willing to go. If you live in a place that sucks and you see religion as your only salvation, you might do anything.
Yeah, there are other factors and personality types that could also lead to this, but if you believe your god wants you to do something, that may be enough to compel you to do it.
You grew up with religion yes, but I think you were raised by a secular society.
I don't think it's entirely religion. I think it's also political. They feel they are doing the "right thing" for God and for Muslims everywhere by getting back at the west.
If you have watched and read a lot about these guys, you'd know that time and again there are more people in these other countries who are not suicidal bombers or zealots who want to destroy America. Most of them just want to make some money and live a normal life.
If you're in one of these situations, you can float to different opinions outside the realm of crazy suicide bomber and be fine. Something other than religion compels these people to do this sort of stuff. Whenever the media reports on them, they aren't saying that Gold told them to kill Americans. They are saying that Americans kill innocent people with air strikes. That we're a colonial power. And most of the general bullshit that gets thrown around on the Internet on conspiracy websites.
That leads to people finding meaning in things that aren't truthful, but they go there anyway because it allows them to be part of something bigger. Which I can understand. Most people will amount to nothing and be forgotten. Die in a hospital somewhere while relatives divy up their shit and move past them.
I doubt in Israel (Or any country really, other than ours) is the media so intent on telling us the entire backstory of their bombers. Our media IS pretty ridiculous. It's not just about telling us too much about the bombers, but then they over compensate by telling us too many stories about the victims.
I was watching 60 Minutes yesterday. They were showing Ground Zero. This place is the worst. It's two giant holes in the ground with names on every side of the victims. And now they are in the process of building an entire museum around the event beneath the ground everyone is walking on. Just about every harrowing moment that took place will be detailed. And I mean everything. You can listen to the 911 calls, watch the radar tracking of the planes as they were hijacked and went off course, you can even go into a room (Complete with warnings) where you can see video and pictures and such of the people who jumped to their death from the towers.
This place is going to make Auschwitz seem like a summer camp. 9/11 was a media event so large that now we have a museum so that people will be able to relive the horrors interactively. I wonder how long it'll be before you can wear Google Glasses and find yourself trapped in the burning building and feel what it was like when it collapsed and you go screaming to your death.
Whole place is going to be depressing as shit. I know I wouldn't want to rent an office near there. Imagine the lunch time crowd? Forget about it.
I need to do an Oblast on this topic. Too long didn't read.