posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 11:08 PM
No, War on Terror cannot be won... not in a thousand years. Any person who believes there is a way to win a war against such a general concept as
"terrorism" is totally out of his mind!!! It`s like if prez Jeb Bush, in like 10 years, would start a war against... WAR. That`s pure nonsense.
I mean WAKE UP people!
In fact, the only way to win against TERROR is that the United States should commit a political and financial suicide. Why? Because as some of us may
have forgotten, terrorism is not only a political crime that`s perpetrated by some small fanatic groups that are conspiring against a State. Terrorism
is also the produce of State policies. A governement can perpetrate acts of terror against a foreign or domestic population, for such purposes (as it
is seen often) as creating fear among the masses in order to have a better control over them. Corecition IS terror, and terror is coercition.
Terrorism is just another way to make politics... an extreme, bloody way to make it, but still a method that has a stong political value and purpose.
Considering that the arab countries have a political and military deficit compared to the powerful nations of the Western world -resulting mainly from
the all the stuff that happened there between the last 2 World Wars- some groups within those nations, groups that are representing larger CULTURAL
(not religious) interests, have to find some alternate ways to force the powerful nations to recognise their rights and their place on this planet, as
diplomatic relations and financial influence are not there or not very functional. Those "alternate" ways, in the case of islamic terrorist groups,
turn out to be terror. Call me a stupid liberal or something for thinking such things about islamic fanatic groups, but still it is a perspective
that`s defended by Henry Kissinger himself, and he is surely not a liberal moaner and anti-american. Read his recent books on the matter.
Logically, the only way for US to win the War on Terror would be to withdraw its troops from Middle-East, and give some concrete compensation to the
Iraqi people for this dealy, illegal invasion that it made last year. The reason why Al quaida attacked the US, in Osama Bin Laden`s words, is mainly
because of USA`s invasive foreign policy in the Middle-East to take control of the major oil supplies that lies there. But I think many of you seem to
have totally omitted to notice that point, which is very disappointing, for you see what the US is doing right now in the Middle-East is even more
invasive and disrespectful than what was made for the last fifteen years, and all that did nothing but giving even more reasons to groups like Al
Quaida to attack America.
The big question is not if such a crazy war can be won. It`s about how far will you go into trying to FORCE the world, by military action, to be a
safer place for you and exclusively for you, you and the US. How far will you go to submit the world to your own order? How legitimate it is that a
single nation (in this case, the US) would impose his order to the rest of the planet???
Here`s the flaw... USA does NOT have any right on any other nation or community in the world.