It scares me even to think about this. -Mike
At least 27.
9 000 0000
Chuck Jones submits the following answer
Homegrown "Patriots": probably over 20,000
foreign-born? 2 maybe.
Patrick Parker 200
Be the salmon that roars!
Steve - 100
50 with the true will to carry out a suicide attack.
I believe that there are more American born men and women willing to carry out an attack.
Fishy the Canadian
2. i'm sure there are a few who want to carry out an attack on the US in one way or another,
but i don't think many who are here are close to paying the price of their life. sheesh, they love
in america now, and have likely absorbed enough of the culture to be narcissistic, egotistical,
greedy bastards like the rest of us. (not me, of course, just everyone else)
Somewhere between 200 and 250. Jessica Coyle.
You failed to ask about native-born men and women. I recall a man named McVeigh. He was born in New York.
Did we invade New York? I can't remember. Any oil there?
Possibly 200; maybe 300
hmm, I say a handful, but I can't say how much that is, so I'll just say that many. Bachman Quach
420. Tee hee. That's the pot answer. Terrorism is like marijuana, if you use it, you will die in a crazy fire accident involving your cheeto-consuming friends.
200. Put my name as "Klamath" if you choose me.
380 - Jeff
Probably less foreigners than locals I'll say 1500.
132 alex p
221.5 (on average.) This is counting terrorists in Puerto Rico, but planning to attack the US proper,
as half, since it's not officially a state, but it's part of the country in some ways.
Somewhere between 2 and pi.
all of them
Not a hell of a lot. Maybe two or ten. Definitly less than the home-grown varity.
7043.34, i should think. Maybe more.
29 Lynn, Baton Rouge, LA
Eric Fithian, Denver, CO
so 0.1% of the population
Honestly, I could care less what the number is. While I feel it is important to protect ourselves,
the mass hysteria and witch hunt mentality of our nation is frightening at best. I will continue to
live my life as if there are zero terrorists in America until deaths from terrorist attacks surpass
those from any number of far, far more common causes of death. Fear in today's society is all
to prevalent and I refuse to participate. I will not advocate ignoring the dangers of those who
would wish us harm, but rather we need consistent policy that will diffuse the situation rather than escalate it (Read: not George W. Bush).
I don't think the foreign born ones are that big of a threat anymore. What, with all the profiling
and stuff our government does. The ones who scare me are the ones born right here.
Timothy McVeigh would be a good example. And who's to say that there's not a couple
more sleeper cells already here, not only plotting attacks, but also fathering future generations
of terrorism right here inside our borders? Who would suspect them then?
A lot, not including me.
Usually when someone is going to copycat something (especially something as time
consuming and permanent as a terrorist murder/suicide plan) they don't wait three
years to follow through with it. There's probably more of a chance that some pissed
off suburban high school kid is going to kill a bunch of people than a foreign born
expatriate. Besides, all the foreigners are watching their P's and Q's right now,
they don't want to stir things up and I don't blame them. The idea of another
successful terrorist attack is ridiculous. If it does happen again it'll be like that
shoe bomber guy. That ******* is gonna rot forever.
somewhere between 1 and 30 at least. You could probably throw in some
Polish people in too, because of their extreme rage over Kerry forgetting about them in the first debate.
75, but as far as suicide attacks go I would guess that the intents
would largely police assisted suicide
More than can be anticipated.
Less than 100
Thirty, and maybe some household pets.
3, 1 guy, 2 chicks
50 - one nutter in each state
El Tipo - 1,450,000
Poko - As many as there are.
7, but I lost their names down the back of the chair. Nigel Blinman
Exact number? Not sure... but less than half of the amount of rednecks, for sure.
10000, Jesse Barton
Jason L Fairfield,ct
If there's just one, that's too many.
more than you can fit in a breadbox
5,000-15,000 - C.Mueller
How 'bout 12? Sounds like a possible number.
12.5 (twelve and a half)
One hell of a lot less than the government would have you believe. - meatpimp
Do not know.
2 - Skeletor from New Orleans
Two - John Kerry and John Edwards
12685 karen b
26 Andy Gilmore
Who cares? Don't feed the terrorists. Terror ranks much higher on the
"causes of unhappiness" list than it does on the "causes of death/injury" list.
None. The likelyhood of someone having the intent and will, and
yet not carrying it out yet is extremely low.
-Thomas Coates Welsh
um...that's a great question, and one I'd rather not have to think
about. I want to say zero, but that would be naive. Instead I'll say ten.
No reason why other than I want to keep the number low. I won't be able to sleep at night otherwise.
5000 -Nathan Snyder
Being Canadian I don't especially care, but I'd say there's about
4000 foreigners willing to carry out a suicide attack. Teaches the
US for using the world like a Monopoly board, eh?
-Jessica Kostuck, Toronto Canada
I'm gonna fail. :(
between five and ten
(But I live in Canada, so it's hard to say.)
1000 - Colin
7 with intent and will. 4 who merely fancy knocking a few fat white people down.
Mike in Los Angeles
Jeff M. From DC Sez...
I think that we might have a few foriegn born terrorists, but it's more
likely that they're working with about fifteen to twenty Americans who would also like to see that happen.
I think that we might have a few foriegn born terrorists, but it's
more likely that they're working with about fifteen to twenty Americans who would also like to see that happen. -Thomas Feeney
Suicide "terrorists" are everywhere you look, its just a matter of how far they are willing to be pushed before they push back.
Are you serious? There is absolutely no way of estimating this. You just have to guess!
AND if you say a number that is too high your are a doom-sayer, but if you say a number
that is too low, you are overly niave/optimistic. Suffice it to say that there are probably
upwards of 2,000 people who would do it, but they lack the support systems that they
can find in foreign counties. But like I said, I have no idea.
Ezra Horne, Boston MA
Charles F. Frost
20 Erin C.
Ryan B, maybe 50 to 100
I'm thinking there's probably two dozen or so with intent and will. A lot more than that with just the desire, though.
0? -Daniel Vore
more than one
273 David St.Hubbins
Umm.. I'd say a million.. or more.
5 Katie C
Thousands, but not many have the resources
We have no way of knowing. Also, who is to say the only terrorists are foreign-born? ex: Timothy Mcveigh. -BlakeOPS
5, geoffrey ramsey
Jack Qinoutal 35
6 million Today. Vincent Prime
Dave from Washington state says, "1,143"
Just as many foreingers as homeland individuals.
Oh, shit... 35. Tony
25 Frank Fishburn
FOURTEEN AND I KNOW WHERE THEY ALL ARE RIGHT NOW OH GOD
THEY FOUND ME SEND HELP PLEASE MY LOCATION IS 1400-
i believe there are thousands
foreign-born men or women, with the intent and the will to carry out a suicide-attack
plan, who live in the United States right now, in October of 2004 < Americans dying in Bush's wars
100 - AndyS.
I don't know. not a lot. maybe...1000? hm, that sounds like a lot in retrospect. but that's about the size of a high school so maybe not.
- Daniela A.
I'd say less than 64 people total.
I'd say less than 64 people total.
Not to alarm anyone - but very possibly more now than then. How do you think the world sees America now?
Less than 0.00001% of 270 million people living in the US as of 2000. So not more than 270 people.
Now do they have the means? It only took 3 people and a week of work to take out the F.
Murah Building in Okaloma City. But they had to get several thousands pounds of fertalizer
and Deisal Fule, mix it in the right amounts, then put it in 50 55 gallon drums, sand bag up a
large rental truck to direct the blast, then park it less than 100 feet from the building. But to
do something cordinated, like in 2001 takes large numbers of people. Large amounts of time and large amounts of money.
it's easy to do the worries but the reality is another thing. I don't belive that anything will happen.
Pete Hall, Easton, Pa.
Including my neighbor and the guy down the street, I would say 27
new + existing + converts - 19 - others that died
-Alison, from Minnesota
Not that many. I'll say two. -Yamagawa Debiddo
maybe, like, you know, 3? 3 and a half. Alright, alright: 4. But I'm not goin any higher darnit!
Anywhere from 500-3000.
1 George W. Bush
88 Dave M.
Everyone is a suspect
John (Still bitter about losing to a dead guy) Ashcroft
2000 Jesse Duarte
1: George Bush.
150-300 David Kraus
At least 50.
Everyone. Bush is dumb and ruined our country.
More than 100 but less than 1000.
Hmm...I'm not very good at estimating. I can never guess how many jelly beans there are in
a jar or how many m&m's in a bottle, just as I can not guess how many terrorists in the United States.-Kristen :D
Sam Hastings (UK)
Fewer than 100. - Mark T.
1 kevin barlas
George W Bush
One millllllllllion terrorists, plus my elderly African American neighbor, the Widow Mrs.
Fitch! Do you read me, Mrs. Fitch?!? I'm on to your terror-lovin' ways!
1 Arnold Scwarznegger
6, Ben schatz
well it depends on your definition of men, webster defines man as "a creature with two
long limbs, two short limbs, and a bulbous fifth limb of unkwown purpose." According to this definition, I would say 12.
According to the terrorist pen-pal program, one for every man, woman, and garden gnome in the Bible belt. -Bean
More than we will ever know.
Very few, if any. The fact that there haven't been any further attacks since 9/11/2001
is the greatest argument in favor of that number being zero. -Andrew Mudd
fifteen hundred - jer coons
a few hundred?
12.32 (12, and a very intelegent cat-dog.
With the intent and will? Two dozen, tops.
I'm sure there's more that dislike America, but many of them will not follow through on their plans.
150 but only if "living in the US" means being in the country at any time in the last 4 years. Sara D.
probably like a million
Seven. At least five of them male, probably half of them Muslim. I think there is a
75% chance of attack if Bush steals the election again, and a 25% chance of attack if Kerry wins.
At least ten, but probably no more than 250 million.
222,222 or in words, two many!
Of note, there are probably fewer foreign-born men or women than our own
domestic men or women living in the US right now with the intent and the will
to carry out a suicide-attack plan. Especially when you include domestic violence, the mentally ill, and 2/3 of the gals I've dated.
100 - Annonymous Coward
I think that there are many of these terrorists living here in America, probably
hundreds. I know that the President is doing all he can to find them, and bring
them to justice. (Lets Re-elect him!!!) Why cant people just stay where they
belong. Especially people who want to hang on to their own language and
culture and still live here. If your gonna come to America, youd better learn
our culture, customs, and language. If you dont, then dont expect help from
anyone else, just stay where your at, because were overcrowded as it is, thanks, Proud to be American!! Mike.
More than anyone cares to think about, I'm sure.
Trick Question. Only one person was going to Saint Ives.
If we assume that 1 out of every 100,000 people who are foreign born
habour the intent and the will to carry out a suicide plan attack, then, armed
with the 2000 census number of 31.1 million foreign-born US citizens, we
have approximately 310 people in the US right now.
Bear in mind, this is a *very* rough estimate. The actual number may be plus or minus 50.
A terrorist from Afganistan will attack the Seven Nations building in Bayonne
County, New Jersey on November 3rd. One day after the election.
250 - Sam Hall
Ricardo, from Argentina
Enough to justify banning toenail clippers from airplanes(I hate those things.
Seriously, I can't tell you how many times I've been on a flight and had the
person next to me bust out a pair and start clipping away. One of my
biggest pet peeves.), but not enough to justify doing anything that would actually
prevent any malicious foreigner from carrying out a suicide-mission. Anyways,
the number of malicious foreiners in the US is peanuts compared to the number
of natives to the United States who are planning suicide attacks in time for November.
How should anyone know who or how many people may be here and planning
to cause some malevolence. I don't know that I have any right to even suppose
what number of people may or may not exist and wish to express some social issue through violent action.
no more than 200
According to the poll- 2 or 3 (the not too bright ones)
In reality - 100 or so
Great you ruined my day.
1000 David Guest
100 Jason Pepperwinklestonshire
Every one of them, because bush cant protect crap...
Every one of them, because bush cant protect crap...
A whole bunch. At least 7.
250. More if you include America-Born.
Carlos Amos - Brazil - 30 or less
Well shit, I dunno! I just read the rumors on the Internets!
A lot, or maybe around 367,000; give or take 2,000
Perhaps a hundred at most. Most of them will chicken out or botch the attempt,
the rest will be apprehended by security forces. I doubt we'll have anything on the level of even the OKC bombing again.
Only two: blownards and big liquer
(thousands of nines)
0 - cngodles
one more than yesterday
i am going to have to say bill o'reilly and thats probably it
a few hundred
Andrew - 1000
The answer is zero. These people don't commit suicide. They martyr themselves.
Some people that commit suicide do it to punish themselves or those around them.
Others do it because they feel their absence will benefit the world. People that die
trying to become martyrs are motivated by self-interest (e.g. fame, respect, or N virgins).
However, rewording the question to account for the martyrdom issue, my guess is
several thousand with the capacity, and less than a dozen with the intent. You have
to realize that these people were programmed to do what they did. Just as suicide
is the act of the insane and desperate, self-inflicted martyrdom has its own characteristic
psychology. People with low self-esteem are easily controlled by those that they perceive to
be great. Thus there are any number of people with the psychological state that makes them
susceptible to the requisite programming, and only a dozen or so people with the intent and
requisite charisma to perform it.
Under the right circumstances almost every human being on the planet has the capacity to kill,
those that don't are actually the defective ones.
3 or 4
my name is darren wylie
i've known a disturbingly large number of people who say they'd like to be martryd for a
particular cause. i mean, when you're twenty-two years old and ready to take a bullet for
howard dean, it sets the scope of just how passionate some people get over politics. so to
answer the question, i'd say at least half the us population would die protecting something
they were told they loved, and let's say about 10% of them are foreign.
my name is erin wood and i approved this message
400,000.032 ;Heidi Kent
Robert Armstrong - 5021
I believe there is just one, and he is the Governor of California. He's bringing the state's, along
with his own level of respect from little to none.
Jesse Ventura did a similar thing to the State of Minnesota although he was not foreign born.
15 Dustin R.
in New York City?
about five or six?
(God bless George Bush.)
I say 3.141592654.
gina, otherwise known as gdawg.
DIDN'T BUSH ADMINISTRATION GET THEM ALL?
Very, very few.
I would have to say the answer is nonzero, which is all that matters. The border with mexico is
disgrace, and im sure the enemy has realized that even if they cant come in the front door, theres a key under the mat around back. -Brian
How would we even know?
Judging by what seems to be 'popular knowledge' that the 9/11 hijackers were a sleeper cell
and resided in the US for several years before planning an attack, I'd guess there are a couple
hundred people in a handful of sleeper cells around the nation at this moment.
two hundred, thirty-seven
Emily St. Ivers
Less than two dozen.
-Adrian, in MN
NO WAIT! My abbacus says 7.
20 - Garett
238.67, if you include the right-wing zealots in the Bush administration. I'm pretty sure
they were either born in, or emigrated to, La-La Land, and that their "leadership" of the United States is the most grand suicide mission of them all. Fascist
75000 - James King
Geez, this is a real pick-me-up. Let's say 437.
- David Provost
39 - David A, Delray Beach FL.
In the whole of the United States? Maybe 200. How many of those have the means to do it? I would guess only a handful.
I don't know. Sorry.
My faith in humankind is arm-wrestling with my cynicism, and I am unable to choose a number. I will say that I believe there are more >>American-born<< men or women living in the United States with the will to carry out a suicidal attack on their fellow citizens, be it for political or pathological reasons, than there are foreign-born. And whether this is true or not I choose not to live in fear.
Thanks for getting me thinking about a thorny question. Thanks not so much for killing my Pumpkin Lager buzz.
1742.4 - Adam
too damn many
- Jason Brough
2000 LOUIS LEAL
50 or so.
Zero ... Ain't no room in this country for both Rob Cockerham and a terrorist.
13 Filip J.
All of them! - Robert Buergi
None, because I killed them all. After that, I wrapped them all in bacon and left them out to rot. Later, after I took a shit, I wiped my ass with a page from the koran. - Sgt. Slaughter
whose to really know for sure? eh?
Hopefully only a few dozen or so, or that's what we'd like to believe. - Gary T.
50 Robert Seaton
"5, i don't think it is that many. will, that is different; it depends on issues what is going on in their lives." direct quote from colleen on 0ct. 10th, 2004.
"thousands." says ethan
Um. Forty two.
12,000 sonnie kim
100, most of whom are only aware of 10 others like themselves. 80% of them will have his or her plans cancelled for various reasons (much to his or her relief).
--Mike R, New Mexico
no less than 4! or more than 4 but less than five?
100, not that many
Child + "Pornography"
Name: Pete Kember - Answer: 35,000 foreign-born men or women with the
intent and the will to carry out a suicide attack live in the United States right now (October 2004).
I would say there must be over 1000 people out there.
30 Nick H