Criminal Justice News

Monday, September 24, 2007


By Greg Ferency

Since September 11, 2001 the citizens of the United States have been introduced to a type of warfare that they are not very familiar with and not altogether comfortable being involved in. We are now facing groups of individuals who operate in a manner that is concealed, motivated and “group-serving”. They show themselves at will and either die in the carnage or slip back into our society. They have the capabilities to kill a small or large number of us and show little regard for human life in general. I am obviously talking about the
terrorist and their actions.

Americans in general are not all that comfortable with the “
War on Terror”. It seems to be an ideation that is new and puzzling to the average citizen. Here we have cells of individuals, not armies or governments, who seem to come out of nowhere and do us harm for reasons that we don’t not fully understand or accept, not armies threatening our borders or bombing our harbors from aircraft carriers. What the average citizen doesn’t recognize is that we have been fighting this type of “war” for many years now. Not on foreign lands but on our own streets. On paper the “War on Drugs” is very similar to the “War on Terrorism” but most people don’t seem to recognize that fact.


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