it's not exactly paranoia if it's a real threat. but life goes on, people take the subway, go to public events etc... the only place i ever get checked is at public events like baseball games (which is standard practice around the world) and at the airport. that's not paranoia, it's completely normal. we're not as afraid as you think. i'm free and safe to walk around and go about my business as i please.
well i'm not fan of the republicans, but really for the most part they're asking for less control....
"let's invade the other country" is a pretty ridiculous statement. no one is saying we should invade NK or syria or anyone right now. iraq, the second time, was stupid i totally agree. but then again so do most americans. the FBI is a law enforcement agency. i don't understand why you're surprised they conduct anti-terrorism operations.
guantanamo is a completely different question. enemy combatants aren't covered by the constitution, especially if captured abroad. i wish they would close guantanamo and move the suspects to the US and put them on trial, but the republicans won't allow it.
i didn't entirely understand the middle part of your rant, but basically, we're not afraid of our house blowing up, but international terrorism is a reality. sorry if you think that's unreasonable. i grew up in paris during a time when we were victims of several attacks, and if you think you wouldn't be a little afraid too, you're nuts.
we don't simply kill the terrorists because once they're captured, there has to be a process. at this time everything is suspended, which i disagree with and hope is resolved soon. keep in mind that under international law, you're allowed to keep enemy combatants in custody.
I´m not surprised with that. actually I agree with the FBI security measures on the airport and other places, I fell safe. the only problem is that this thing should be constant, at all times and not only when crazy things happens. the problem is that the number of maniacs in USA are growing in a huge number and somehow people get citizenships without a good investigation. how many other possible terrorists are waiting for a further "activity"?Guantanamo should be closed. if the guy is a war criminal kill them, trial for what? give him a chance to set more terrorism in US soil? it´s too much burocracy for war crimes. terrorits don´t do "trials" with their prisoneers...