i dunno... like 12?
Damn, im just guessing though. Hell, i dont even live in America!
19; all Middle-Eastern men between the ages of 19 and 40.
Robert N.(Seattle, WA)
Do you want an actual number? I think probably in the hundreds. Maybe a couple hundred?
Daniel McKeon, Sydney Australia
i'm not sure, but i guess that guy on the corner of fifth and vinyard is planning suicide by eating all the food. Sorry for the lame answer, Matt
Since it is stated "suicide-attack" plan we can in that order say that there are probably none. As committing suicide AND THEN carrying out an attack is rather difficult.
all of them, plus all americans with a dark skin.... (Koen)
Most likely none, though there's some chance there's a few working on logistics right now.
<100 Tom S.
Probably somewhere around 3,482
How about 6,000?
743 - Rob W.
Up to four I would say. But who knows. They could have sleeper cells everywhere. We need a Big Brother. Something to invade our privacy so completely that we have nothing to fear.
Zachary M. --Pittsburgh
Sure, Include it in the summary.
Being a current resident of Australia, I have no basis upon which to substantiate my guess, but I'd say, oh, thirty? Plus a whole bunch more with either the intent or the will, but not both.
- Mladen Luketin
I fear that this is a low-ball answer, but I would imagine at least 1000.
I think there are hundreds of planners here, they scout potential targets. But any actual attacks would come from outside radicals not on a watch list who think they will come here and score 72 virgins for little work.
I am not "scared wait for it to happen" person but I think its possible and probably will happen again. They want to disrupt the elections .. take those same 19 people... on election day if 19 suicide bombers went to small town America cities with little security and blew themselves up at the voting places on the morning of the election, the way the media would jump on it would cause hundreds of thousands of people to not go to vote. That would indeed disrupt and possible cause the election to not take place on that day.
That is what amazes me about the Israelis, they see a bus get blown up then they go around the corner, get on another bus and go "wow, did you see that bus blow up?" If that happened here, Greyhound would go out of business, no one would ride a bus for 6 months and the Government would have to bail out all bus companies with a 2 billion dollar loan that would never get repaid.
I would guess about 500 concentrated in the major cities on the east coast.
40 Craig Copelin
36 - but what about the US-born loonies?
lets go with... 1,000
80.....Tom in Sacramento
Ten. I guess.
Even if there is only one, it is too many.
infinity over zero
Why are we worried about the foreign terrorists?
50 or - Jimi Vaughn
- Your Name
After doing some brief research by looking up "terrorist sleeper cells" on google, I have come to the conclusion that there are roughly 150 foreign born men or women with plans of a terrorist attack. -Travis Sepesy
5000 Andrew Sutton
Citrus Heights, Ca.
24 - Jessie Birks
TV's Matthew Ford
I'm Dan Nordquist. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would say at least 150.
Too many. Ship them all home just to be safe. We need investigate very closely those who work as IT personnel, consultants, and liquor store owners.
43 Bret Kellam
Larry Leso, Philly, PA
(But then again I am both Canadian and optimistic. *grins*)
30,000 - Diana
XOXO, Robert Bazz
One hundred and eighty seven.(Give or take a few) I'm sure alot more have the intent, but not the actual balls to carry it out. -Jim S.
The oxen is slow, but the earth is patient.
At least 1,000- not to mention the additional thousands still waiting to get in the U.S. Sorry to be a downer- this is such a depressing topic. I wait with anticipation your undoubtedly quite humorous spin on this: please don't let me down!
1, but they have no money to carry out such plans.
-Brendan Norwood, Brooklyn
at least 1000
One million-bajillion, or at least one on every block. If Bush loses the election they will all unite together to overthrow freedom in America. God bless GWB and the GOP! Jake Chambers, Waterloo IA
100.340991223 & 1/2
2000. But, I can see three times as many native born willing to do so. Maybe more after Nov. 2nd.
less than a dozen
Probably about 14
57 card carrying, America hating terrorists
Detlef Schroemf say: 9132 x 10^2
Russ M., Pasadena, CA
Three Days of Darkness: The Great Chastisement?
(a long bible story)
30 -- Max Chen
Enough that thousands of innocent lives are in danger.
all of them
Five million eight hundred and seventy two?
35 - Mike
Scott Gifford, Rochester, MN
No less than 100,000
Fewer than Bush says.
-Ben from Lexington, MA
5016, stephen myslik
I'm sure there's a good handful and hopefully they will never get that far to actually carry it out.
Probably a couple thousand.
My name is O.J.
26-Kandi Braswell from Arkansas
Chris in Michigan
probally about 400-750
It's just to easy to get in to the US.
594 - Heather Hamilton
35942 - Glen
WHy are you just including foreign born people? Plenty of right wing nut jobs would probably gladly blow themselves up in abortion clinics if they thought it would do the job. As to how many? Haven't a clue. Probably a couple thousand. If given the right incentive, probably more than that.
Why are you just including foreign born people? Plenty of right wing nut jobs would probably gladly blow themselves up in abortion clinics if they thought it would do the job. As to how many? Haven't a clue. Probably a couple thousand. If given the right incentive, probably more than that. ~Andrea in MN
I, AJ, think 10.
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400. Well, somewhere between 400 and a million. --Doc
Not as many as most people think.
5 or 6, easily. More depending on availability of McDonalds Mcgriddle sandwiches after 10am.
i guess none right now becuase they haven't attacted since 2001.
Mark ~ Vikki
I have no idea.
Probably not many, but more than we had before the unwarranted invasion of Iraq.
I think their are probably about 50, most likely all men. I doubt any of them are orgainized in a group as large as 19, most likely they are groups of 4 or 5 at most.
Enough to blow up Donald Trump's money.
50: Brandon C.
500+: James K
98 - Jake
2000 - Dave
the entire population PHILL
John Luukkonen 150
Lish - 14
that i know of? zero. Although, There is a man down my street with a bear costume though. I'm not sure how i feel about him.
400 tops. And that is counting the people that strongly resent the United States enough to have seriously considered commiting a terrorist act but didn't have the courage or resources. I would guess that there are less than one hundred foreigners that have the intent coupled with the means to do something. However, if foreigners were so hell bent on terrorizing the United States we would have seen many more terrorist incidents on our soil since Sept. 11, which currently number zero. It is ridiculously easy to get on a bus with a bomb in your backpack or shoot up a target and then do away with yourself. Yet we have seen no such thing.
Forty-two. That's the answer, right?
-sam i am
500 - Kris Petersen
I don't know. More than 1 and probably less than 200.
die foreign dickheads
I think there are at least 25,000 people. I figure here I can think of like 30 and that is just one city in one state.
1- George W Bush
3624.5 (cuz you know somebody is pregnant with a someday suicide bomber somewhere in Los Angeles).
Two men, and a little lady.
I don't know. The sad thing is, neither does our government. - TEd
-19 Hijackers + 1 shoe bomber + the CEO of Clear Channel (+ or -) eleventy-two = I dunno, I'd do the math but I don't have my TI-84 handy. It's prolly like 25 though.
More than there should be. -Bobino
All of them
Probably in the hundreds.
seven and a half
10 to the -19 bannanas
Ossama Bin Polygon
Way to many to think about.
One. George W. Bush. Oh wait, he's not foreign born. Hell, Texas is practically another planet.
Carmen Dobson: Uh, let me think about--NONE.
Well, Since Cat Stevens lives in Europe now...maybe 1000.
25, maybe 30. Maybe a thousand. Who knows. Americans are way too paranoid.
Not as many as American born.
2 1/2 give or take a billion, but probably 2 1/2-ish.
They don't need to be foreign-born... Timothy McVeigh ring any bells?
1000 Andrew Losh
How much is inside . . . America!
according to the Bush Administration
Scnikola Des Violenze
zero, none, it is all scare tactics
Less than Bush wants us to think.
40 or 50 kilopersons.
ummm... a million or so? haha maybe that's a high estimate, but I am just a skeptical person, I mean, come on, have you ever seen some of the scary people we've got living in this country?? Yeah that's what I thought!!!
-Sammi E (Minnesota)
131 +/- 7
Oh, 3 or 4
Katie from San Bruno
Roy W. Wright
A few less than there were prior to September 11th, 2001.
200 Seth Geiser
Jak Wote says:
Probably not many. Less than 100.
two, if I count myself as one.
4;two men and a dog....
Are we counting the ficticious ones that are said to be there, just to put people in a panic and a anti-terrorist state of mind?
- Gareth Evans
it depends on what you mean by "intent and will", but based on my complete lack of knowledge of any intelligence or investigations regarding this (besides the 9/11 commission, which everyone in america should read), i would say up to 500 people willing to participate in and directly and knowingly assist (including financially) a terror attack. i think those who would be sympathetic to the terrorists could number in the low thousands.
a few million
jason clemens from ventura iowa, yeah, a little shout out to myself, says that there are probably people living next door to me that would carry out an attack. whos living next to you?
Uhh... prolly zero since it hasnt happened again in 3 years?
-Mark Kindy, firstname.lastname@example.org
No more than half-a-dozen or so, if any. -- Scott Burley
I would say around 23.
But I am more worried about the terrorists at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
52. There is one in each state, plus two in Peurto Rico (because they want to sink it into the ocean).
Directly proportional to the number of middle east countries the US manages to piss off.
want to reduce terrorism? stop giving the sunnies and shi_ites a common enemy and let them get back to kicking the crap out of each other
5-10 Kristen Bloeser
All of them.
Poncho the Sane
Sean Curran , 499
1.5000000 would be a minamum i think Jack
5? 6? A shame we're not counting Montana-born nutjobs. That'd boost the number to, like, 10.
1200 - Josh B.
All of them.
Or at least as many as our current foreign policy has created by spreading a strain of "democracy" as though it were a virus .
Can we discuss how many US born men or women would qualify under these criteria, too? I mean, that's who I really fear.
I'm not sure how someone is able to determine that, but I am going to say 100. -Jonathan Floriani
T. Brown - Mpls, MN
there are probably a couple hundred suicidal terrorists in the country, but there are likely a few thousand moral/financial supporters in the country.
110 - Natalie
2000+ Singinchicken (Atlanta)
I think that there are 22 foreign born people who have the will and intent to carry out catostorphic attacks in the US. They live in various cities around the country (some in Canada) and are awaiting activation of there individual yet highly fragmented cell. I also think that there are 444 AMERICAN born people with the same idea. Dirty Bastards.
Amy S in MN
Realistically? Probably quite a few.
But this does not mean we should jail all foreign-born peoples indefintitely.
Nor does it mean we should forget about any of the home-grown terrorists. Remember Oklahoma City?
-- Mr. Man
My guess is 1000, or approx 1 in every 300,000 people
SBR from Columbus, OH
100 People - Me
400 - My Fiance
Jared - 13.5
10,000,000 members of the Christian Coalition.
100 people - They routinely disguise themselves as participants in the hundreds of reality TV shows that air on television every week waiting for the secret signal to attack. - Steve, Long Island
None, because President George W. Bush has rooted them all out from their holes and captured or killed them. Dan.
1119 Toad Lupkey
Chris Baker - 2,000
10. But I could be way off. Though I think if I am off, I'm off on the high side. Who knows though, with current policies, I suspect teh number may be growing. - joe
0, just like the chance of a terrorist attack on mainland US, like every year previously.
Daniel, UK. Been surviving the threat of terror since 1981, and I ain't worried, even though a bomb went off in my city centre, Manchester.
0-100- Jonathan Rickner- former military intelligence agent with the US Army
About 10 probably, with a a +/- 10 person error.
42 - Joseph Aernitz
Not a single damn one. We're safe! There is no need for anti-privacy laws to protect us from anyone! We need not give up our individual freedom in fear! Sweet!
3.5 - Keith Chegwin
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I hope none. 9/11 was a tragedy and I hope nothing like that ever happens again. So with extreme optimism I estimate that no one living in the U.S. wants to do anything like that.
0, unless you include black ops employees...
great googly moogly!
Hmm.. Code yellow. No, wait! Orange. Thirty-something?
100 or 200
less than 100.
less than 100.
Jason J Brunet of www.jeffthefish.com
one hundred for each IQ point that dubya is lower than 100.
-Sam in Texas
Upwards of 1000
One... two... three... *CRUNCH*
60, james in nyc
5000 - Jason, CO
1 is all anybody would need. Name Craven Moorehead
Few if any at all. There are probably more American-born people who have such an intent.
250, Ben Arthur
Stephanie Perla @ email@example.com
1000 < x < 100
45,000 D. Chandler
One Thousand Four Hundred and Twelve
More than 4...
none - if they had the intent AND the will to carry out such a plan, they would have taken some action by now!
Less than 10
The number is probably going to be pretty small because studies show that people with the intent and will to carry out suicide attacks generally don't live very long. I'm going to say 53.
20000 - Bobby Wilken
A few hundred to a few thousand.
probably a lot. not a cool thing at all.
way too many! - Alan
250-350 - A.E.
Way to fucking many. --Rebecca
everyone! (who isn't american indian)
Ten, but each one is not aware of the existence of the other nine, making their individual intent and will much more difficult to bring to fruition.
Gary - http://www.magneson.com
1000 Mr Sleep, Charlotte NC
From watching television, I'm pretty sure the number is similar to that of the 2000 census.
They're all terrorists... Why are you asking so many questions?
I'm turning you in.
101 Arabian Knights
3000 jeff m, include
this is a odd poll, I'll be intrested in learning where you are getting the proposed number from.
Tough question. You offer "intent and will" which may be a high number when compared to the number of people with intent will and means.
Based on intent and will = 3000
intent will and means = 100
I'm prolly way off on both numbers but and its prolly more.
Thanx 4 da laughs Rob!
over 300 - at least that's what the government tells us... ;)
Mike Imboden says "4159"
Greg Muchin 5000