posted on Sep, 14 2002 @ 12:58 PM
Out of curiosity, how do most people see the 'War on Terror' drawing to an end?
Or do people ever invisage an end?
Personally, I can only see two ways the west (and the US in particular) can overcome the hatred directed at it by many many people from all over the
The first is good old fashioned genocide, kill them all and let god sort them out, etc.
The second, and really the only realistic one in this day and age, is money. Cold hard cash. Sure we can attack and take out their leadership,
military and infrastructure, but then what? We leave a battered poor country to fend for itself, with a whole new generation of people with good
reason to hate us.
Even now this is showing signs of happening in Afghanistan.
As far as Iraq goes, in attacking Iraq, the US will likely piss off almost every arab muslim in the gulf. Creating a lovely new breeding ground for
terrorism. Perhaps by pumping billions of dollars into the Iraqi economy after installing a democratic govt, we can head off some of the ill will
towards the west.
Simply running in there to kill whoever seems threatening to us is not the way to earn the respect/goodwill of the int'l community. It is far more
detrimental to the true objective of the war on terror.
Anyone able to make sense of that rant?