t.c.cgi: You're assuming that every prisoner is involved in terrorism. That's DANGERVILLE
. How many are held there? How many have been properly prosecuted? How long have they been there? Hell, at least the troopers can walk about freely!
Even here (Sweden) three persons (I think they were all Somali, but I could be wrong) got their assets frozen for MANY months. How humane is that? How were they supposed to pay the electricity-bills, expenses for a car, if any, etc? Put money in a bank (admittedly with "suspected" terrorist-connections, al-Baraqaat or somesuch) so your relatives in a poor and war-torn country might have a better economy, and be locked out like that? And the 'set-things-right'-document... A complete disgrace to any civilized gathering. I don't remember exactly what it said (parts of it were posted in newspapers), but I remember NOT liking it, and NOT identifying any freedom-loving value in it. I think it sort of had you admit you were a terrorist (you'd have to bend it a bit, but not far enough to go out of context), and shuffling your feet while claiming you weren't going to do it again. Sheesh.
... Eh... [/End incendiary rant]
(cgi, most of the hot air wasn't directed at you, btw) More to the point... Unless you know what drives a terrorist, you can't prevent terrorism. Understand the terrorist's reasoning, see if you can work something out (applying all rules of source-criticism and humanitarian/UN morality, of course), and ta-dah. If we have them now. I fail to see a fair bunch of these acts of terrorism as proper terrorism. That Bali-thing looked like outright non-specific murder (I don't see how the people responsible tried to force the government into something), WTC didn't seem to carry much of that 'bully the government around'-junk we saw in Die Hard: With a vengeance, and Moscow seemed to be fair and square freedom fighting in a hostage situation. And now Ikea's being blackmailed under the threat of bombing.
Ghost: I dunno, USA looks more like that brash teenager scurrying around showing his/her new hairdo and trying to force others to adopt it, to me...