posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 10:28 PM
reply to post by kindred
Kindred, it would be great if a little understanding, goodwill, and love would end war. Unfortunately, the methods of dealing with these folks has
already been proven over and again through history.
Alexander was compelled to depopulate vast regions. Behind him, Ghenghis too depopulated vast regions. It's simple, it's effective, and most
important, it works. What enemy can strike at you when he is dead and vanquished? What foe can arise from the ashes to cause you trouble? As in the
past, you eventually will make a determination. You and yours, or them and theirs. There is no in between.
And if anyone thinks these folks have nothing to lose, they are in error. Religious fanatics, especially Muslims, have more weaknesses than the law
allows. Besides, they have had their asses kicked every single time they've come up against Westerners. (Russia in Afghanistan doesn't count
because Russia was routed by superior American, [also Western] weapons and an overly centralized command system. You just have to focus and engage
those weaknesses. Just because to do so is socially ticklish and anathema to intelligentsia and pacifists is the only reason we will suffer needless
casualties before we actually get started. And Westerners, when their backs are to the wall will do just that. We seem to have to get punched in the
mouth and taste our own blood before we get mad enough to fight. Historically, no one kills like Westerners.
Consider what the Soviet Union could have done in Afghanistan is they really, really, wanted to win.
No, Muslims are not unbeatable. Muslims have fears and forbidden things in their religion that would absolutely create a total dread in their hearts.
You don't just kill the body. You also go a few extra steps to ensure in their own minds that they will not see the gates of their whore-happy
paradise. These folks are miserable, too stupid to realize the true source of their misery, and would be easily steered toward their own destruction.