09-08-2005, 12:38 AM #1
Paranoia Setting in?
I am usually a thread stopper so I try not to post too much, but here it goes.
Plus this might have been mentioned elsewhere aI am missing it.
I have been doing a lot of thinking about this and wonder if I am just being paranoid?
Obviously other countries are watching this disaster unfold like the rest of us. They are seeing how unorganized these rescue efforts are and how one end of our gov't doesn't seem to know what the other end is doing. They are seeing just how unprepared we actually are.
I am starting to worry that this will open the door for more terrorist attacks. I just picture them now rubbing their hands together and plotting their next big attack. Now they know that is it possible that many parts of our country aren't able to handle a rescue and recovery effort on such a large scale.
Now would be the time to "kick us while we're down". Any thoughts?
09-08-2005, 12:40 AM #2Former Member
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True - although terrorists, or even other countries usually spend a lot of time planning and setting up the big attacks. 9/11 was in the works for years. Everything they've done fast has been little stuff, and they haven't really managed to hit us again, in spite of some real attempts. I think if they haven't pulled it off up to now, they're probably not able to do anything serious right now.
09-08-2005, 12:42 AM #3
I stated the same opinion just a few days ago to a dear friend of mine...
We are showing the world how inept we really are to handling disasters-and showing our weakest link. By the way...when I post...it seems to stop threads too (so don't expect this to go far!) lol
09-08-2005, 12:50 AM #4
I think handling a terrorist attack and a natural disaster are apples and oranges. So I'm not worried about it...tonight.
09-08-2005, 01:23 AM #5
True...they had things in planning...but honestly how hard would it be for them to now research what other things we are neglecting...bridges, dams, water supplys. Granted NO was affected by a natural disaster, but what if a terrorist thought about breaching one of the levies?
9/11 was swift and organized in its efforts at recovery, clean up etc, but what about everywhere else? We have seen that NO is not. We have truly shown that we can come together as a people, but I am really starting to question how well prepared the people are we have put in place to protect us, they obviously can't come together and help us during our current crisis.
Honestly, if NO is rebuilt and the levies are reinforced, we have now shown the world a point of vulnerability. No one can man the levies 24/7. What other things has our gov't neglected to focus their attention on that either by natural disaster or man-made disaster will bring another area of our country to its knees again?
09-08-2005, 02:17 AM #6Registered User
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A series of minor hits all at once, could do as much, if not more, than one biggie.Suzi
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Character is what you are in the dark.
09-08-2005, 02:31 AM #7Registered User
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I agree w/ you, and the thought has crossed my mind in the last week as well. Seeing how everyone on the news is saying "How could this happen", it may very well give terrorists an idea that the US isn't up to par on handling emergencies on such a large scale and give them new ideas on what they could do here. (I'm not bashing the US at all, this was such a huge catastrophe that I don't think any amount of planning could have prevented some of what has happened)
09-08-2005, 04:04 AM #8Originally Posted by 2luvmy
The mass confusion in N.O. is a good example, on a smaller scale, of what could happen if terrorists managed to disrupt several electrical grids in key areas across the nation. And I won't even let myself think too hard about the *looting and shooting* that began in just hours after Katrina disabled the gulf states. Can you just imagine that going on nationwide?
I don't even like thinking about what I just typed.“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. Sometimes I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” Elizabeth Smart
09-08-2005, 07:03 AM #9Originally Posted by 2luvmy
So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"
09-08-2005, 07:35 AM #10Originally Posted by pocoIt's my own two cents. You don't have to read or like it.