One thing we never consider is maybe it is our meddling in the Middle East that caused these fears and insecurities in the first place. For every terrorist killed in the region another two are born, angry at the colonisation of their country by another power. There is an understandable current of anger behind that. Would we be any less angry if our countries were occupied? Would we be any less angry if we discovered that our fellow civilians were being killed, inevitably, by a war that the majority of people neither need nor want?