There was a time when as human beings, we cherish the right to be able to undertake most of our basic human functions in private.

The erosion of privacy is caused by so-called terrorist who do not seem to have a clue about what they are trying to achieve.  How can you blow up an airport, killing 23 innocent individuals and seriously believe that you are ever going to achieve whatever warp ideologies that they convinced themselves that they should accomplish.

Why would anyone want to blow up Brussels airport, killing twenty three innocent individuals?  These, now dead people only crime was to stand in line for what they perceived was a safe environment, waiting to check into their flight  and to have their lives snuffed out because of these useless people is unacceptable.

How can we now say that we do not want our e- mails, text messages and telephone conversations to be monitored?  I am all for privacy, but  if the government is monitoring all of those activities in order to prevent what happen at Brussels airport, then I am willing to compromise.

Of course, I am sure that in everything that is undertaken to counteract terrorism, there are going to be an abuse of systems and power, but if I have a choice in the matter, I would rather tolerate some abuse rather that knowing that I cannot travel across the world safely because there are idiots individuals who are willing to destroy our way of life.

Since 9/11 we have lost so much of the freedom and privacy that was taken for granted and we can no longer bury our heads in the sand and believe that we are ever going to have the luxury of privacy again. I believe if this is a tool in which government and organisations can use to counteract these people they have a duty to ensure that they used them to protect their citizens at all cost, and I believe that should be the case.

Terrorist are in my opinion very stupid people they believe in this the 21st Century that they can use terrorism to force governments to bow to their demands.  If they believe that then they would not have learned any lesson since 9/11 and they most likely need to be reminded that we will stop at nothing to bring them and their terrorist behaviour down.

I can only convey my condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives.  This should never have happened and we as a society must do everything humanly possible to prevent these individuals from carrying out this counterproductive behaviour against people.  We must curtail the activities of these terrorist, they must be made aware in no uncertain terms that the only recourse that they have to affect change is at the negotiation table and not by brute force, ignorance and terrorism.