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originally posted by: ausername
In the wars on terrorism strategists assumed that through overwhelming military supremacy, and overt brutal confrontation the demoralized enemies would crumble. When that didn't seem to be working, we sought out ways to demoralize the enemies by sinking to new morally corrupt lows of brutality, overtly and covertly.
In the end we have ultimately created a monster.
All of that war, evil, carnage and death. They are still there, and arguably stronger than ever before. Infiltrating western societies in growing numbers, and preparing for the next level of " jihad' [holy war]
originally posted by: Bloodydagger
a reply to: poncho1982
Yep, Muslim sympathizers make me sick too, but for different reasons. People like to choose sides in these arguments and debates and fact is, there is no good side. Humans are inherently a war race. Its what we do. We kill each other and blow up stuff and want power. Its been happening for CENTURIES. We are hardwired to kill for power and be very Military oriented by nature. This isn't some damn revelation, LOL.
Think what we are seeing now is something new? Nope. There have been bloody murderous wars well before your family tree started to sprout.
People are blinded to the illusion of "Good vs Evil", what side are you on? Kind of set up. America is evil? We are the evil empire? Well, so are other countries. There are no countries around this world that don't have blood on their hands in some shape or form. We all sleep with the devil so to speak. So take that "my crap don't stink" attitude elsewhere because your country isn't a Saint either. We are all the same and we are all cut from the same cloth.
originally posted by: DocAdama
a reply to: CottonwoodStormy
You're right that there's state sponsors of terrorism, and the US historically has sponsored terrorist states to do our bidding (Mujahadeen vs Soviet Union). Politics makes strange bed fellows. With that said, the plague of radical Islam has created the most clear and cut "good vs evil" war since the Nazis in WW2. It's throwbacks vs civilization. Which side are you on?
An interesting side note, this Stephen Emerson, the FOX News Terrorism Expert that everyone's in a twitter about, stated initially the OKC bombing was done by Islamic terrorists. Needless to say, he got it wrong. Not the kind of expert I'd hire.