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Over-reacting and getting terrified is handing the terrorists a victory. So, while not turning blind eyed to basic security measures, the only USEFUL action is to disarm the enemy: not to cave in to irrational fear and look for ways of denying the enemy of recruits by bettering the conditions of the general population (various ways and grievances are already mentioned by others in their posts).
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I read the op-ed about the need to avoid overreaction in security and I am in broad agreement that many of the point-defense measures currently employed at airports are more "scarecrow security" than truly protective measures. I also agree that many of these do not pass the cost/benefit test and that stoicism in the face of terror is probably a good idea. A few points trouble me, however:
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You'll never find a solution for terrorism/anarchist/whatever you want to call it. People are not computers and while they are predictable to a degree, the ability of free thought and higher level thinking will always lead to potential acts of cruelty.
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Taken together, these four factors ensure that the war on terror cannot be won. An endless war waged against an unseen enemy is doing great damage to our power and prestige abroad and to our open society at home. It has led to a dangerous extension of executive powers; it has tarnished our adherence to universal human rights; it has inhibited the critical process that is at the heart of an open society; and it has cost a lot of money. Most importantly, it has diverted attention from other urgent tasks that require American leadership, such as finishing the job we so correctly began in Afghanistan, addressing the looming global energy crisis, and dealing with nuclear proliferation.
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And it must occur in the final part of the days [that] the mountain of the house of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will certainly be lifted up above the hills; and to it all the nations must stream.
And many peoples will certainly go and say: Come, you people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion law will go forth, and the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem.
And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.
Oh men of the house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of Jehovah.
For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob. For they have become full of what is from the East, and they arepracticers of magic like the Philistines, and with the children of foreigners they abound.
And their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no limit to their treasures. And their land is filled with horses, and there is no limit to their chariots.
And their land is filled with valueless gods. To the work of one's hands they bow down, to that which one's fingers have made.
And earthling man bows down, and man becomes low, and you cannot possibly pardon them.
Enter into the rock and hide yourself in the dust because of the dreadfulness of Jehovah, and from his splendid superiority.
The haughty eyes of earthling man must become low, and the loftiness of men must bow down; and Jehovah alone must be put on high in that day.
For it is the day belonging to Jehovah of armies. It is upon everyone self-exalted and lofty and upon everyone lifted up or low;
and upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up and upon all the massive trees of Bashan;
and upon all the lofty mountains and upon all the hills that are lifted up;
and upon every high tower and upon every fortifiedwall;
and upon all the ships of Tarshish and upon all desirable/valuable boats/vessels (Isaiah 2).
Everyone knows that this applies to the last days, the final part of the days. It particularly applies to the mountain of the house of Jehovah(the true religious administration) rising up above all the other mountains (thefalse religious administrations). So this is the judgement on the Harlot, which is an overt acceptance of the LWs by God. So it applies now. But please read verses 15 and 16 very carefully and try to stay calm.
The nouns TOWER, WALL, SHIPS and BOATS all appear only once in the account butare prefixed by the Hebrew word 'all of' which literally means 'the completionof' which is a true construct. So they are possessive 'genitives' so they do notcount. But the parallel account in Micah 4, has the 'word' tower appearing onceas a countable noun. So 'Tower' counts once in the pair of parallel accounts, soit is literal. Furthermore, we have seen 3 terror attacks so far, 911, 311 and77, and they all involved mass transport, high towers or both. So both the bibleand our experience of terror to date leads us to take all 4 features literally. So the day belonging to Jehovah of Armies of Isaiah 2 is the day of the big slaughter of Isaiah 30. And it is 'upon' or against the following...
SHIPS OF COMMERCE (Tarshish was big in commerce)
But this precisely describes 911, where valuable commercial airships, air vessels,air ships, hit the high towers of the WTC and the fortified wall of the Pentagon.
However this is not a one shot campaign. Isaiah is describing terrorism throughout the day of the bigslaughter of Isaiah 30:25. He is giving us the pattern of terrorism, the targets of all the terror campaigns. The terrorists will go for High Towers (such as the UN tower), Military bases (fortified walls) and High Tech (expensive) Mass Transport Systems. These things will be hit again and again until the end.
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One thing this all misses, are the millions of jobs worldwide, in all manner of security, private and public. Surely there is a lot of "make work" or justify one's existence in a lot of all this, or am I just cynical. Same with governments, and political parties who see extensive capital in even greater "security". Each incident is exploited ruthlessly for every ounce of political capital capable of being extracted. Same with rightwing media (think Foxnews talking heads) and their relentless hammering. I see it all the time in microcosm as well as the macro stage. Where once we had a doorman, then a "bouncer" we now have "security." Security moves in as soon as the regular police abate or vacate. Liquor laws, smoking laws, traffic control, first response to violence at venues, on and on like an unstoppable octopus or juggernaut. So every time I see another "terrorist" incident, I look to see whose job is made even safer, whose contract becomes even more firmer, whose political stocks benefit. And besides, an unattended bag! We go into overdrive. Adrenalin junkies live!