posted on Dec, 19 2004 @ 07:29 PM
Zapata, thats all well and good, but it seems that terrorist simply ignore our "higher standards." Matter of fact, they seem to use our "higher
standards" against us.
IMHO, sometimes to get the 'message/point' across, would it be safe to say that if a terrorist or terrorist organization knew that they would be
targeted and/or prone to a like response, as they so give with their terorists acts, would that act as a deterent to the terrorist? Maybe, maybe not,
but resorting to methods that they will comprehend and understand is sometimes the only alternative, "higher standards" aside. This is like a bully
who keeps beating your butt everyday. You know that you can kick his butt, but because your mother taught you "higher standards" (to not fight,
blah, blah.) you withhold. The bully laughs and keeps taking advantage of kicking your "higher standards" butt, until one day, you wake up and say
"enough is enough," and you kick his butt. The bully seldom to none has little to do with you after. Seems the bully got the "message/point," in
that, he realized that if he continues with such acts against you, there is a chance that he will be the one getting his butt kicked, and not you.
[edit on 19-12-2004 by Seekerof]