ANSWERS: 22
  • kind of but id rather not think about it since its not something i can control
  • 6-21-2017 Darling, this is a wonderful question. So loving of you to be concerned about other people and their fears. Keep up the good work.
  • I live in America, so the only terrorists I need to worry about are Neo-Nazis, and the best way to deal with them is to pretend to agree with them. Yes, the Saudis knocked down the World Trade Center towers, but our President made friends with them, so now they're just people who buy guns from us and it's all good with them.
  • I'm not afraid I come out in dark. Also we have a great leader in Trump to protect us, why would I fear anyone?
  • Don't be silly. Sharks, dogs, heart attacks and school shooters kill more people each year than terrorists.
    • Linda Joy
      It's ridiculous to call me silly when you're agreeing with me.
    • jshm22
      I'm not agreeing with you at all. You're eating the camel while straining at the gnat. As terrorists are not even in the top 30 leading causes of deaths in America http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa-cause-of-death-by-age-and-gender
    • Linda Joy
      I know this! You're not understanding what I'm saying. If you're disagreeing with me then you do fear terrorists.
    • Linda Joy
      Apparently you're choking on the camel and the gnat flew up your nose into your brain
    • jshm22
      Must be an American thing as you're not understanding that your argument is false to begin. "Terrorists" are not the problem you're thinking them to be but rather it's the media portrayal of them. To someone in the world you might be a terrorist and they refuse to back down to you.
    • Linda Joy
      That was my point, silly.
  • 6-25-2017 "Terrorist" only refers to the way a government treats its citizens. Amateur soldiers are called guerrillas. The number of Americans killed by guerrillas since 9-11-2001 is zero. An American is more likely to be killed by a cop than a guerrilla. https://fee.org/articles/how-many-people-are-killed-by-police/
    • Jewels Vern
      10-3-2017 Ok, now we have an actual guerrilla in Las Vegas. One. Count 'em. One.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Your numbers are skewed. Even using your date of 9-11-01, many, if not most, of those soldiers killing in Iraq & Afghanistan were, by definition, guerrillas. And you're actually calling Stephen Paddock a guerrilla?
    • Linda Joy
      Thank you both for your information I appreciate you!
  • I'm much more worried about driving. Statistically, you're far more likely to be killed on the road than in a terrorist attack. Each year there are over 30,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. alone. Terrorism is meant to strike fear in people's hearts through the sheer randomness and brutality of the attacks. I think it's important to keep things in perspective though. If we succumb to that fear, then we let them win.
    • Linda Joy
      Exactly! Thank you!
  • No. I go to concerts and other large gatherings and fly on planes or whatever I want while hardly ever thinking about terrorism. I
  • If it's real, then yeah.
  • I'm aware. There's a difference between being aware and living in fear. Anyone who isn't aware is being foolish.
    • Linda Joy
      That's true, too! Thank you for sharing your wisdom! I appreciate it and I miss your input. Hope you're having a great summer!
    • Archie Bunker
      I was. Until AB kicked me off for some unknown reason that no one will explain. But I'm back now.
  • i feel the same way you do, i try not to think about something i cant control
    • Linda Joy
      Good point!
  • Terrorists live off the fearlessness of sheepie people. They know even if they were to set a clock and advertise intent to bomb a place every day of the week there would still be idiots who would turn up just to "show" the terrorists. Terrorism is about attrition, cutting down the numbers of the opposition while maintaining your own is the game. It's what democracy and terrorism have in common. Hence why it's only democracies which suffer terrorism.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Terrorists have struck in Yemen. Saudi Arabia. Russia. Libya. China. Jordan. Those aren't democracies.
    • Linda Joy
      Exactly Conservative! And there would be a well trained team there to greet them! But then I doubt they bought round trip tickets!
  • No, my chances of encountering any terrorists are low. I have other things that are of more concern. If I lived in England, France, Germany or Sweden, I would have more fears of terrorists, because they are more prevalent there.
  • Not in the least.. May we all be more wary of the growing military/survalience state that justifies itself as "for your protection"
    • Linda Joy
      That's another good point! And a more valid fear!
  • Yes but I will continue to live my life.
  • Not really. My chances of getting caught up in a terrorist event are extremely small. I'm more likely to be hit by a bus in the big city in which I live.
  • I feel sad because of what people in other countries have to deal with, but here in this country we have to deal with terrorism from evil people that are from the U.S.A. These people want to destroy this country and will continue to burn, loot and murder until they are stopped.
  • We need to be sure to report..."If you see something, say something".
  • I am fortunate enough to live in a place where there are no terrorists around. I’m sure I would be afraid of a terrorist if they start shooting and throwing bombs around the place. I would be running for my life. Let the police sort them out and put them in prison. It’s a cowardice thing to say that you’d rather be dead then live in fear because when someone makes you afraid, just stay away from them and avoid the person as they are bad news
    • Linda Joy
      You don't have to throw bombs to create terror. I decided in my early 20's I wasn't going to be afraid of my abusive husband anymore, and I told him to his face I didn't care if he killed me I wasn't going to be afraid of him anymore! I wasn't going to live like that. And you don't always have an easy option to leave. That's how most domestic abuse deaths occur. When they decide to leave.
    • Shadow
      Throwing bombs is an example of what they do. That’s not a wise thing to say to him that you didn’t care if he killed you. He might have done it and you would not have come on Answerbag to be open about it. You should have been careful with your words towards him. You should have just left him straight away knowing he was abusive. There is always a reason to leave for your own safety
  • I fear it in the sense that the presidential administration makes it highly feasible for another 9/11 to happen, given their open border policy and allowing unvetted Afghans into the country. But like you Linda, I will go about living my life. If I am in the wrong place at the wrong time, I hope my death will be quick.
  • No, but Democrats recently seem to be adept at kicking the hornet's nest.
  • I fear the corruption of my own government more -

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