Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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RE: Feeling safe after 9/11 yet?
Before and including 9/11 we were successfully attacked three times: outside of CIA HQ, and twice at the WTC. And one highly dangerous attack for Y2K was prevented by one very alert, careful border officer.
Since 9/11, no attacks.
I don't think we'll continue to be this lucky, but I believe that the responsible fed agencies especially, are at a level of vigilence that has not been seen in this country since WWII.
It is a virtual certainty they will fail and it is highly likely that the failure will result in catastrophic losses.
I am more confident now in our defensive systems than in the systems that were in place prior to 9/11. Additionally, Al Queda was agrowing, expanding threat protected by several states for training purposes. Those states either no longer exist or have drastically amended their ways and are no either actively pursuing Al Quedistas or are at least no longer actively, flagrantly concealing them as a policy of state. We are actively hunting and killing the bad guys, which I deeply appreciate and laud.
IOW, I don't feel especially safe, certainly less safe than 9/10/01 when my life was lived in blissfully ignorant non-Al Queda delusion. That delusion is gone, but with it also has gone complacent ignorance.
I do not feel more safe, but I believe that short of a police state, we are as safe as we can afford either in liberty or money.