. SouthAmerica: In 1999 The Economist magazine had a series of articles such as âThe surveillance societyâ and âThe end of privacyâ and in one of the articles the magazine mentioned the reaction of the British to IRA terrorist bombings in London. From 1995 on the government installed close to 10 million surveillance cameras all over the place in the UK. By 1999 with 10 million surveillance cameras watching everything in sight in the UK, the British government had not caught a single IRA terrorist to justify the expenditure of all these massive surveillance system. That was the world before September 11, 2001. The British must have increased and improved their surveillance capabilities many times over since early 1999 when The Economist published the articles. The British with their massive and sophisticated internal surveillance system could not stop the terrorist attacks in London today, in the same manner that Israel can't stop the terrorist attacks against the people in Israel that happens all the time. I was watching television today, and saw a bunch of people and government officials after the London, UK, bombings saying that if the US government did this or did that (usually involving a cost of millions and millions of US dollars) then the American people would be protected against a terrorist attack. All these people are delusional. On March 1st, 2002 Brazzil magazine published one of my articles â âTaking Advantage of the US Religious Warâ by: Ricardo C. Amaral. Quoting from that article: âSince the beginning of this holy war against the U.S. starting on September 11, 2001 I have been trying to make sense of this situation and understand what is happening in the world. I am puzzled also by what lies ahead of us as the consequences of the actions and reactions of the U.S. government towards terrorism and how all of this will affect the economies of the United States and also of Brazil. After President Bush declared war on terrorism, the U.S. government took some drastic measures to wage war on terrorism. On October 26, 2001 the American President signed into law the USA Patriot Act of 2001. This law is based on the assumption that Americans are willing to give up their civil liberties in exchange for safety. To wage a war on terrorism it is an absurd ideaâ¦â ********** SouthAmerica: I have been writing over and over again since September 11, 2001 â It is impossible to stop a well-planned terrorist attack anywhere including the United States. It does matter how many trillions of dollars the US government spends to fight terrorism. The terrorists always will find an innovative way to beat the system and accomplish their business. George W. Bush and the naÃ¯ve and simple-minded majority of the American people believe that they can stop a terrorist attack here in the USA. What a joke!!!!! You have to be âBrain Deadâ to believe such a thing. To tell you the truth, I am surprised that we did not have other terrorist attacks here in the USA since 9/11. I am worried that the terrorists are not wasting resources with little stuff, and they must be planning something really big in the near future. It is impossible to stop a clever and well-planed terrorist attack. If you donât believe me then just consider the following information: 1) Israel has an area of 8,019 sq miles and a population of 6 million people. 2) New Jersey has an area of 7,787 sq miles and a population of 8 million people. 3) The USA has an area of 3,618,787 sq miles and a population of 293 million people. For all practical purposes Israel is the same size as New Jersey, and the New Jersey population is a little larger than the population of Israel. Israel is a very small country, and they have cameras everywhere in the country, they have large concrete walls and barriers, the army is all over the place with helicopters, machine guns, metal detectors, check points are everywhere, and Israel has the most sophisticated technology available today to prevent any kind of terrorist attacks. On top of that the Israelis are among the smartest people on earth. Just to make an obvious and simple point: This very small country armed with all kinds of sophisticated technology canât stop a single terrorist attack against Israel!!!!!!! The reality is that the terrorists have been attacking Israel at will. A few months ago, a group of terrorists blew up a train in Spain killing hundreds of people. In Russia, they had a series of deadly terrorist attacks in the last few months, including attacks in the air and in the ground. They blew up two regular jumbo passenger airplanes full with people, they also had to deal with the usual car bombings, and finally a deadly terrorist attack in a school full of young children that cost the lives of over 250 people, and also hundreds of injured people. Believe me when I tell you that it is impossible for George W. Bush and the American government to stop a well-planed and clever terrorist attack anywhere in US soil. You can bet on that - When the terrorists are ready they will attack the USA once again. The cruel reality is that there is nothing that we can do as a nation to prevent the next well-thought terrorist attack here in the USA. The only thing that each individual person can do in the US, at this point, it is to hope that the next terrorist attack is not in the area of the country where our family and friends are living. NOTE: I found interesting that after watching the news on television on various cable channels - all sorts of programs - Not a single person mentioned the possibility that the "IRA" being involved in today's terrorist bombings in London. I wonder if anyone still remembers the Oklahoma bombing in the US. All fingers were aimed to the Arabs and then......surprise. .