I was entering the main gate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Friday, and several security people were conducting a random search on one of the vehicles entering the base.
The unarmed lady who was the car's driver was about 5 feet tall and a bit elderly. It took three security guys with M-16s to search her car to ensure she and the vehicle were not a threat to national security. A bit of an overkill, in my view.
The biggest threat to national security is not Islamic terrorism but our government and its policies. The reason we have Islamic terrorism is because we can't stop meddling in other countries' affairs.
Western governments, particularly the British and U.S. governments, are the reason Islamic terrorism exists. If we want to end Islamic terrorism, then we should withdraw entirely from the Middle East and stop pretending that Israel is part of the U.S.