its riskier behaviour than staying home, i guess, but you could probably go a long long time without being mistreated. there might have been 500 (reported) rapes in orange county but there's over three million people in orange county. most of them are not violent criminals. Posted: May 10th, 2013 @ 8:45PM
I personal opinion is that typically a sleeper cell is loosely (if at all) connected to such a influential player. The cell operates almost completely independently, and if they are eliminated, the leaders can point to it as an example of the US trying to crush Freedom Fighters.
Wannabe terrorists are busted all the time in the United States--below the fold Drudge Report must have several mentions a week. Zero negative impact as far as I can tell worldwide. Posted: April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:15PM
i actually agree with charkoth. although its not in any way a total solution, i have a very hard time believing that removing radicalized bad actors from their positions to influence is likely to cause more trouble than it solves.
very interested to hear something more substantive about the 'sleeper cell'... wonder if it includes guys who have 'terrorista #1' personalized plates on their rides. Posted: April 22nd, 2013 @ 11:31AM
i think there's a pretty good chance islam had something to do with it charkoth. i also think its pretty fucking early in the game for you to be making guarantees about it based on what we actually know.
if you, a reasonably aware follower of the news, know that one can build an ied out of a pressure cooker, i don't think this is special or particularly arab terrorist specific knowledge. please tell me you have something else. Posted: April 16th, 2013 @ 11:35PM