This reminds me a little of the slogans used in the Second World War (1939-45). ‘Loose ships sink ships’. ‘Stay calm and carry on’.
The United States certainly considers itself at war. Its response to those two suspects was most warlike. Storm troopers in the street, an entire city told to stay indoors and its airspace closed. All this, in the end, for a frightened 19 year old boy—innocent until proven otherwise.
I’m not sure which was more terrifying, the bombings or the disproportionate response.
There will be many more Americans ‘seeing something’ and ‘saying something’ after this.
Just to show that there’s a diversity of opinion on terrorism in the United States, here are some playful interpretations of ‘If you see something, say something’.