Terrorism isn’t new. “Terrorism”, has existed in one form or another since the beginning of man. The USA, or any nation, is not responsible
for terrorism. The USA may be a popular “trigger” or reason for some modern terrorist’s actions, but no nation actually is responsible for it.
The USA is but a newbie in the world in regards to the age or terrorism.
Why are “terrorism” and “terrorists” household names all of a sudden? Its not that there are more of them or more instances terrorism, it’s
that we all know more about them. Today we are saturated with instantaneous news from thousands of sources 24/7. Nothing happens without the world
being aware of it instantly.
Why is this important? Because in the past, people simply didn’t know about it, the news never reached them. It always happened; people have
killed other people for insane reasons from the very start of history. Now, public opinion is influenced and set even before the news has even
And because of this instant communication, people who are disposed or inclined to perform this kind of violence have the ability to connect with other
people of the same extremism easily and with almost zero restrictions. We also need to consider we live in a world of 5 billion people, more than any
other time in history. You combine 5 billion people who all have the ability to convey themselves to each other instantly and things start to happen,
and not all of them good.
Now let’s add extreme religion to the mix. Now, extreme religious beliefs are the oldest catalyst for extreme behavior, and that goes for all
religions. More people have been murdered in the name of religion than any other cause of death in the history of mankind. This religious extremism
still exists today, maybe even stronger than ever. Islamic Extremism is in the spotlight today of course due to the huge number of international
terrorism it is responsible for.
Let me start to bring this together:
There have always been people capable of extremism and there will always be people capable of extremism. I don’t think there are more of extremists
today vs. our population than at any time in the past. The difference is today they can be influenced by each other and world events as well as
communicate like no other time in history. They are organized as a result. Organized extremists are, as we all have witnessed, brutally potent.
They can control governments and large groups. They are capable of acquiring the means to execute their agendas like no other time in history.
Now add the power of religious faith to these organized extremists. The combination is lethal. Now we have religious robots that will do anything
they are told without fear of death. Because their religion tells them it’s just and the right thing to do. Welcome to the modern day terrorist,
an organized religious fanatic who will stop at nothing to further the group’s agendas, even if it means killing themselves and innocents that
include women and children.
What drives them to the extreme to begin with? A 1000 reasons for sure, but I would be willing to bet the majority of them are pre-disposed to
violence or are weak to outside influence. Add some poverty and/or a hard childhood and bingo: Terrorist. Another reason was discussed
(in this thread
) maybe childhood molestation and sexual confusion due to cultural
practices. But in the end, violent people tend to have a nature of it, its part of them and any other influences just build upon it.
Now lets tie this up:
So, nobody creates a terrorist, no one single reason. The USA didn’t not create any terrorists, certainly some insurgents in Iraq, but the
terrorist were extremists long before the USA was a factor. The USA and the west have only created the modern day AGENDAS for these terrorists, not
the terrorists themselves. We are reason for their actions, not the reason for their existence.
Now, having said all that, terrorists will never go away. They will always exist, like they always have, as long as there are people who are
pre-disposed to violence and suggestion. And these people will always turn into extremists as long as there are others like them with the tools and
power to mould them into whatever belief they see fit.
TERRORISM WILL NEVER GO AWAY. Only the targets and agendas will change.
So what’s the solution?
Well, the USA is the most powerful nation today. It’s powerful because it goes into other nations to make sure it has what it needs to remain
powerful and provide its people with what they want. It is very simple. You also must realize that ALL NATIONS do this to a certain degree, it’s
just that the USA being the largest, is more effective at it. Well, that’s enough to make the USA and its allies the prime targets of today’s
largest extremist groups, primarily radical Islamic groups. As long as the USA wants to maintain itself, it will be the prime target of these groups
as they blame the USA for all of their problems.
Now, the USA will never “give up” its power and influence that these terrorist groups so despise, so I would need to concede that the attacks will
never stop. Having said that, this is what I would do:
#1 Lock down the borders, north and south. Big thick walls, lots of guys with guns. Allow immigration to the USA, but only through a thorough and
LENGHTY process. Government run airports and harbors. Nobody comes in that we don’t want.
#2 As another poster said: No expired visas and nonsense of that sort. You can only be here if it’s legal to be here.
#3 Triple the amount of troops in Iraq for exactly 12 months. Lock down the borders, nobody in or out, for any reason. Remove anybody who does not
have a valid reason to be in the country. 100% civilian weapon ban until the nation is secure. In other words: No goofing around, get things up and
running ASAP. On the 12th month get the heck out.
#4 Spend MASSIVE cash to replace oil as our primary fuel source. Replace the oil, replace the Middle East. Let them rot in poverty once our money is
#5 Make sure that Iran never gets nuclear weapons. They cant handle it, not as long as long as they are governed by Islamic Extremists.
The irony is guys the USA would still remain a target of Islamic extremism. Why? Because the very book they hold dearer than life itself tells them
that all non believers must convert or die. That’s why big thick walls and strict immigration will always be needed.
So, in regards to terrorists: Do your best to defend against them, they will always be there. And sometimes you may need to bring the fight to them.