I would be tempted to say that the terrorists have already won. Except that I am not at all convinced we are fighting any terrorist outside the borders of our respective Western countries. It can no longer be disputed today that our respective governments are the terrorists holding society hostage in the tragedy that is inherent in the logical evolution of our unchecked monetary system.
Like in the late 20s and the late 60s the monetary system has yet again reached evident mathematical limits that would bring about the demise of government. Hence the perceived necessity to concentrate power by any means while simultaneously attempting to revive the monetary system by traditional means i.e. trying to re-ignite inflation by creating and spending prodigious amounts of credit and money in any way possible. And of course, inculcating fear of terrorism in people’s heads is just the ticket.