posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 10:44 AM
I agree that this is a good approach in theory, perhaps when you're dealing with a sovereign nation, but against a rogue group, no matter how large,
who aren't at all afraid of death, it will not work. When you send people into public areas strapped with a belt full of bombs, to martyr
themselves, tactics like these simply won't work because they welcome death. It's an honorable thing for them to die for the "cause".
Look at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That was a massive, head-for-an-eye retaliation for Pearl Harbor. Japan was also a sovereign nation. Not wanting to
see any more of their innocent citizens die, they submitted.
Now, terrorist groups do not have "innocent citizens", they are not concerned with collateral damage. We could wipe out an entire terror harboring
nation, it would not matter, only embolden them. If we took out an entire terrorist group, there would only be more in line behind them.
It's a nice thought, but tell me how this could possibly work?