Originally posted by AryanWatch
InspiteOf - You will get the answer to this if you look at the punchline of ATS. You can ask the same question here - 'Ignorance' is a concept,not
an army,not a person.Then how come all of us have come together to 'Deny Ignorance'.
That may be, but we as a collective or "army" are not fighting to deny ignorance with bullets and bombs. The old saying "you cant fight idea's
with bullets" applies to both terrorism and ignorance. Besides, im pretty sure most of us understand that to "deny ignorance" isnt to take arms up
against the ignorant, but rather try to educate them with fact.
I don't know wheather you agree but I think the same logic can be applied to defining - War on/against Terrorism. And let's not forget - It's
not the phrase we should be concerned about.
boldind mine, and your right. The concept isnt attacking, terrorists are attacking in the name of the concept.
However, its not simply the terrorists we should be worried about, its the conditions that create them that are the bigger problem. Many terrorists
are following by example. When a countries leaders like the US use terror assassinations and death squads in scores of countries around the world, is
it really a wonder that people feel so desperate as to take the lives of others?
We have identified exact enemies and we are out to annihiliate them.
Im not so sure "we" haveidentified exact enemies. "We've" identified a series of groups "we" believe to be terrorists (and with groups like Al
Quaida (no idea how to spell) i think "we" are correct.) My point is, with terrorism being a broad and subjective concept, anyone really, can be
This war will never end. It will only change locations. I think it's too late to retract.
I agree with the bolded part. But the last part im not so sure of. I think if we change the conditions creating terrorists (IE Global hegemony,
imperialistic practises, World Bank and IMF penetration, etc) we would see a sharp decline in terrorist actions. To be sure, you can never please
everyone, but if you change global conditions to better suite the population of the planet, rather than suite the top percentage of land an wealth
holders, what exactly could terrorists rebel against?
Is there a data from any research which does headcounting and says this? Please don't assume this question as sarcasm - I'am really
interested to know.
There may be, but i am unaware of any statistical data, tahts not to say it doesnt exist. I just think its kind of hard to go out and poll people who
are victims of imperial atrocities and see who's going to become a terrorist.
My argument is - We are not 'producing more terrorists.We are acting as 'catalysts' for the already seething Muslim youth to resort to arms.
I can certainly understand your point of view, and im sure there are elements of your argument in play in reality. However, why
are the muslim
youth seething? What original event(s) caused such discord?
The more people we antagonize the more will be the attacks outside the battlefield. Now,to be very candid wwith you,I don't see a solution to
that. Do you?
The only solution ive thought up so far, i posted above in this post. (stop the creation process)