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Terrorism is Ineffective

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:17 PM
We have learned a long time ago that using "terror" against civilians completely backfires on the "terrorists."

Remember the Luftwaffe bombings of London? Germany attempted to scare the British out of the war, however, the British became more and nationalistic. England soon bombed Berlin and many civilians died. The result? More German nationalism. From this time and on, conventional armies have become extremely careful with their targets.

To be as famous and powerful as Osama Bin Laden, one must be extremely smart.

An intelligent person on the "terrorist" side will realize that "terrorism" has been countereffective as shown throughout history. Thus, the terrorists that most people refer to would have lost popular support and ceased to exist.

What is happening in this world can only be explained by Doyle's expression, "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

The Western media made the Taliban "popular," it has polarized the world. Westerners think that these "terrorists" are backed by hundreds of millions of Muslims. We are somehow made to think that it is only "terrorism" when the "terrorists" kill our civilians, but it is "not terrorism" when WE kill other civilians.

Since conventional armies do not kill civilians and "terrorists" fear the loss of popular support. The War On Terrorism must be part of a greater scheme. And you know what they say, everything traces back to the money.

[edit on 1/14/2010 by die_another_day]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 06:20 AM
reply to post by die_another_day

Yes, sometimes it backfires horribly, but on other occasions, it's worked a charm. I give you the Northern Ireland issue. Without terrorism causing everyone to ask why people were upset enough to kill, the issues would not have been discussed with the ferocity they were.

And that's just one example.

Osama Bin Laden is doing a great job. He brought the demands of Al Qaeda to the public's attention, and shed light on lots of nasty things the US and some western countries have perpetrated in the middle east. After viewing his claims, a rational person must agree with his reasons, but despise his actions. Without terror bringing him to the forefront, we'd despise his reasons but agree with his actions, which is far less effective for his cause.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 06:25 AM
Yeah terrorism is a scam. Like some Muslims could really have thought knocking down buildings would help them somehow. Come on. You throw rocks at a bee hive and you get stung. It is not a good strategy.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:06 AM
Terrorism does work,
but its not what you think it is,
you are exactly where you are suposed to be,
Look deep into your mind,
Your government agencies put that there,
Is that the alarm clock,
oh...just give me 5 more minutes.


posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:11 AM
reply to post by davesidious

I agree with most of what you say except please realize, Osama Bin Laden is dead and has been for some years now.


posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:34 AM
"Terrorism" does TOO work, and work well. You have some of your boys dress up as the enemy, and then blow some of your stuff up. Hopefully you insured that stuff first so you get money too. Then you have public support for invading your enemies and stealing all their stuff.

Archduke Ferdinand
Reichstag fire\

Works great!

Now shut up. Support your troops. WE aren't attacking THEM, THEY are attacking US, we're just defending ourselves. They hate our freedom. Has nothing to do with the millions of dead bodies we just brought them.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by Cabaret Voltaire

It made people discover the claims of Al Qaeda, and take them seriously. They got the voice they needed to be heard. Of course they'll get stung, but to them it's a life and death struggle, so it's a price worth paying.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 08:42 AM

Originally posted by davesidious
reply to post by Cabaret Voltaire

It made people discover the claims of Al Qaeda, and take them seriously. They got the voice they needed to be heard. Of course they'll get stung, but to them it's a life and death struggle, so it's a price worth paying.

You are fully indoctrinated. Al Qaeda was invented by the CIA.

They hate our freedoms! They want to be slaves, not free! DUH.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:19 PM
We are indoctrinated by the media and education system to believe that terrorism is effective.

In average minds, terrorists are those who scream at the top of their lungs running around with strap on bombs.

In reality, what we truly fear are the bureaucrats and elites. However, we are made to fear the terrorists more.

[edit on 1/15/2010 by die_another_day]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:34 PM
Terrorism worked perfectly for the Zionists

Really I have to say that "terrorism" isn't whats actually being done in the middle east so much. Yeah, there is some true terrorism (blowing up innocent civilians) but most of it is geo-political warfare.. Blowing up infrastructure, soliders, generals, etc.

It is not true terrorism, but actual warfare, in most cases. Truthfully a lot of it goes back so far back in history, most of the "terrorists" are trying to reclaim their countries from occupied forces (like the Southern Movement in Yemen is trying to reclaim their oil fields from the occupation of North Yemen which occurred only 20 years ago).

However, the term "terrorism" has been perverted and bastardized. Now they don't even call it "terrorism", but "terror", and any Arab with a gun must be a "terrorist", so it can feed into the propaganda.

Think about this... Is it possible for any non-governmental force to overthrow a country without being deemed "terrorists"? Most of them do not want any collateral damage, because its their own people that are civilians. They only want to kill the occupying military forces.

[edit on 15-1-2010 by seattletruth]

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