posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 12:11 AM
The logic of the "the energy flows where the attention goes" sounds nice, but it basically means we should all pretend that terrorism never happens,
and somehow it will go away. That doesn't work.
The main reason why terrorism increased after 9/11, in my opinion, is because we attacked an innocent country and started killing innocent people. We
committed an unprovoked, unjustified attack against Iraq. That is justification for jihad.
The US was attacked by 19 Saudi terrorists. What do we do? We bomb Afghanistan and Iraq. We never touched Saudi Arabia. Why is that, I wonder? My
guess is that we need the Saudis, but not the other countries. Afghanistan was harboring bin Laden. It was also an easy country to attack, since
they have almost no organized defense.
Iraq was also supposed to be easy. We had our "Shock and Awe", which to me sounds very much like "Blitzkrieg". Unfortunately, we didn't learn
anything from our defeat in Vietnam. We went in with guns blazing, killing everyone in sight. All we did was unify the country against us. Now we
have so-called "insurgents" that gladly die just to take a few US soldiers with them. These "insurgents" are freedom fighters, fighting against
an invading enemy.
But the terrorism didn't start because we gave it our attention. After all, no one was focusing on an attack on 9/11, were they? The terrorism
started because we declared war on terrorism. We did all the things necessary to guarantee we'd be attacked by terrorists.