Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Killing too is not normal, nor does it means an act of war by the host nation.
True words! Dead on; no pun intended.
There are fanatical people worldwide and those fanatics are not limited to any single religious, geopolitical, and/or socioeconomic group. Crazy,
psychopathic, agenda driven events regularly occur worldwide; and that craziness is a crime not a declaration of war; unless directly, factually and
intentionally driven by the governing body of a sovereign nation.
In any society, the majority of the population does not follow the "psychopath's" agenda; rather, they are just trying to earn a living...just like
you and I. Are they apathetic? Perhaps. Are we apathetic? Perhaps. Is apathy a crime? No. To believe otherwise is to buy into the ridiculous notion
that "you are either with us or against us". If you are buying into such notions, then you are not being apathetic nor are you being a patriot; you
are a part of the problem.
Much the same, there are jerks in every community in every society; worldwide. When those psychopaths take an opportunity to cause harm to others,
and they do; that is a crime (in every sense of the definition). yet, their actions are not an act of war.
Declaring wars on such individuals and/or groups out of vengeance, rather than pursue them as criminals, has put the United States in the position we
are today. Some folks, especially uneducated, bigoted, reactionary, opportunistic and/or religiously fueled politicians/citizenry are the problem in
America....they want a war on anything that disagrees with anything that does not suit them....don't like drugs..BAM...war on drugs...Don't like the
current President...BAM...a war on America..ect. The "war" on terrorism is no different.
There are "terrorists" in every country on Earth...it's an ideology....you can not declare war on an ideology, a symbol, a cause, an action of
non-governing individuals; nor any other inanimate object. To act as if you can control or crush such things is an exercise in ignorance and
....Speaking of deficit, dating back to 1980 (at a minimum), how much have these un-winnable "wars" cost American citizens? Is it not due time to
stand up to those that so freely spend OUR money? Should we not, instead, tell OUR governing body to do what is right and focus on US; not
THEM..."THEM" being enemies; both foreign and domestic.
edit on 14-9-2012 by LeatherNLace because: (no reason given)