posted on Nov, 7 2002 @ 03:44 AM
."Lupe, based on your comment it seems like you donít wish to anger the terrorists ñ are we supposed to placate those that wish us dead? I donít
think the civilized world needs to be blackmailed by these terrorists. "
In a sense, yes.
our current attitude towards the "terrorist threat" is to attempt to destroy it by force. This is quite obviously impossible. these people are
fighting for a cause, blowing them up just strengthens their resolve and their cause.
There aren't a finite number of terrorists to blow up, you cant just blow up everyone with a gun and thats it problem over, you have to address the
reasons why they hate you so much.
This war is simply inflameing the situation, and rallying more people to the terrorist cause, its also destroying a country, a process which generates
poverty and desperation, the perfect fuel for generating terrorists.
we're actively fueling the fire.
we need to step back and consider other options.
my personal favorite being to ignore the terrorists and start re-building the infrastructure of countries where terrorism is rife.
Its damn hard to get somone to willingly fly a plane into a building when they're well fead, well housed and happy.
Its a long term solution and doesn't have any of the wizzy fire works, it also goes against the current desire for vengence, the "ritious
indignation" and it will cost lots and lots of money.
On the plus side it will actually work.