Yep. If you look at all the transgressions beginning with the Iranian embassy, it's all been preparation for what they did on 9/11.<quoted text>Yes, they have been wanting to blow the hell out of Americans for decades. But I think the realization that they could pull off a 9/11 started with Ramzi Yousef,Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and the Bojinka Plot.
And what bothers me the most about all of it is how much 9/11 has transformed our lives. We went from being a relatively free society to one that pretty much lives in a war zone. Every time we lose another freedom, it's almost like saying--the terrorists won.
I'm not even sure we can do anything about it. We kill one and 20 more take his place. We kill those 20 and 200 more take their place.
We spent 40 years preparing to fight the Soviets or the Chinese in conventional military style. We're just not prepared to deal with this.