Sunday, January 11, 2015

While reading the comments on a NYT's article on the reaction of the shooting at Charlie Hebdo (French Premier Declares ‘War’ on Radical Islam as Paris Girds for Rally) I came across the following:
Is this attack anything new? We have had attacks throughout the world and spent 100's of billions on counter terrorism. What more could we possibly do and still not be a total surveillance state (which we are close to already) ? This applies to France and other European nations also. It's not like it is something new that hasn't been dealt with before.
The sad thing is this fool actually thinks there is nothing much more we could do. We obviously can do a lot more.
What more could we do? A lot. How about doing what we can to not buy oil from the middle east - that means drilling here as well as promoting renewables. We can also secure our borders and pay closer attention to who is entering our country. We can also deport imams (and their supporters) who reject the principles espoused in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights (like say - the First Amendment). There's lots we can do. But you're too afraid to stand up for yourself.
Let's see if my comments get published.