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Old 12-07-2015, 01:41 AM
 
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" Do you think that our government is protecting us from terrorists?? "

I think some people in the government are working very hard to protect us from terrorists. However, they are understaffed, burdened with red tape, have incompetent bosses and often have their hand tied. So, generally speaking, my answer is no.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:07 AM
 
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No, 9/11 was proof of that. Yet our incompetent president couldn't connect the dots......
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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" Do you think that our government is protecting us from terrorists?? "

I think some people in the government are working very hard to protect us from terrorists. However, they are understaffed, burdened with red tape, have incompetent bosses and often have their hand tied. So, generally speaking, my answer is no.

How about when you find out that some of those same people are also on the "Watch List": 72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List - Washington Free Beacon! The fox guarding the chicken coop.



Also according to that article and talking about statements from Rep. Stephen Lynch (not Loretta Lynch): "Lynch referred to a recent report that found the Transportation Security Administration, which is overseen by DHS, failed to stop 95 percent of those who attempted to bring restricted items past airport security."


Of course somebody could argue that at least TSA's presence deters attacks - but it would be nice to know that they actually knew how to stop an attack!
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:13 AM
 
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Obama is a doofus.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:25 AM
 
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Do you think that our government is protecting us from terrorists??

No, we are arming them at the request of the gun lobby.

But considering that San Bernedino was the biggest attack since 9/11 on US Soil, I think we've done better than most would have expected. And for the record, that is 14 years. 7 under Republican, 7 under Democratic leadership. Take away the rhetoric, and they are doing mostly the same thing with regards to protecting us.

I do think that putting boots on the ground would have the effect of increasing terrorism against USA.

I am also convinced that no matter what we do, or no matter who is in control of our government, we'll see more (many more) attacks before we ever start to see less. Again, non-partisan comment.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:42 AM
 
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Absolutely not. I don't feel confident at all for the safety of Americans in the United States and abroad under the Obama Administration. He says ISIS is contained and then ISIS kills over 130 people in Paris, France and he says that there are no credible threats to the homeland when soon after the largest terrorist attack since 9/11 occurs in California. Now I know that the government can't protect us from everything though he infringes on civil liberties when doing so particularly the Second Amendment as many of you saw in his address to the nation last night when he stated that no one needs an assault rifle. Yet how do we define an assault rifle? Is it because some of them look scary? Probably so and many in this Administration can't seem to grasp that they function just like any other semi automatic firearm.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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As long as the United States goes traipsing around the world meddling in the affairs of other nations, we're inviting terrorism onto our shores.

And the government can't really protect you from it.
So "U.S involvement" around the world is the reason for two Muslims who believe in a medieval interpretation of Islam, to kill 14 innocent people due to their rejection of the prophet Mohammed?
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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Fox guarding the hens.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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Somewhat, yes. Then again the government has to get it right 100% of the time and terrorists only have to get lucky every once in a while to make people live in fear and change their societies, meaning doing exactly what the terrorists want.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Do you think that our government is protecting us from terrorists??

Before 9/11... not so much

After 9/11... yup

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