Thursday, December 31, 2015
NEW YEARS TERRORISM
DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
With the advent of ISIS, the face of terrorism has changed. It is not that we don’t have to worry about large scale attacks like 9/11, but it seems like the new normal is to motivate ‘lone wolf’ religious nutcases to target places where civilian gather.
Earlier this year ISIS posted a video of a suicide bomber among the crowd at Time Square. We have to ask ourselves if this was propaganda to make us fearful, or was it a recruiting tool for radicalized American Moslems willing to commit the greatest sacrifice for Jihad.
I know that our government leaders say if we change our routines we are giving in to terrorism, but perhaps we are living in a new reality and haven’t yet accepted the truth.
Regardless of the number of NYC police in Time Square on New Year’s Eve, I don’t see how that scene can be made safe from people willing to die to create chaos and destruction.
We haven’t decided yet if we will watch the ball drop in Time Square on TV, as we usually do on New Year’s Eve. I have trepidation.
At any rate, I will be glad when this night is over.