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Old January 12, 2009, 11:02 AM   #51
David Armstrong
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It was not stopped but it has stopped.
The terrorists were stopped. The attack was carried out, people were killed, terror was instilled in the populace, etc.
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It a terrorist attack isnt stopped then why dont terrorist just kill millions of people at one time?
Because, again using raimus' term, we have mitigated the damage of the attack by stopping the terrorist. The Allies stopped Germany from taking over the world, they did not stop World War II. World War II happened.
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Im pretty sure that it is physically impossible for a terrorist who has been "stopped" aka "killed" to carry on attacking people
True, but killing somebody is not the purpose of a terrorist attack. The purpose of a terrorist attack is to instill terror. Stopping the terrorist after the attack does nothing to stop that.

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