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  • Is America safer since 9/11?

    Is America safer since 9/11?

    By Ami Pedahzur
    Published: Sept. 2, 2011

    Professor Ami Pedahzur offers several reasons why the United States should feel confident and optimistic about the struggle against terrorism.

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      salsheehy said on Sept. 15, 2011 at 10:26 a.m.
      Although there are many "terrorists" who want to promote their beliefs, there must also be a mafia who are profiting from arms sales, sales of protective services, etc., who have no beliefs at all.
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      Martha said on Sept. 9, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
      This article completely ignores the great cost of this so-called war on terror. If anything, the violence of these wars will create more terrorists. If the U.S. government was interested in security, which they are not, they would not be actively bombing so many countries, killing innocent civilians, and creating more terrorists. THis article also ignores the fact that U.S. citizens are under the constant threat of being illegally monitored for their anti-war beliefs, and muslim U.S. citizens are now monitored by the CIA. How is this progress on terrorism? How about addressing the fact that the wars have weakened our economy, our military, and have cost thousands of more lives? I'd say that the U.S. played right into the hands of terrorists. Weakening and dividing America is what they wanted and that's what they got. Our global reputation has suffered greatly. The world knows that the U.S. tortures terror suspects who have never been charged with a crime. How is any of this a successful response to 9/11. This professors states that the real losers after 9/11 are Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. What an absolutely ignorant statement written by someone who has never and will never serve in the armed forces. Show me in history where an ideology was "killed" by violence? So we killed Osama bin Laden. Who's to say that there won't be another one? There is certainly enough anti-American sentiment from the horrible destruction these wars have caused.
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