Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Perhaps that fact is telling you that your tactics for combating terrorism aren't very effective then.
- Really? Your suggestion? Bomb Ireland into the Stoneage? Bomb our own communities where these people lived?
I think we finally got to a position where most of these 'problems' across the continent are settling once and for all....how many decades do you
think it'll take you guys? If ever.
Cor, you know a lot about it, don't you?
Maybe the problem is that you "live with it" instead of hunting these people down and ending the problem along with their
- Obviously you have no idea about what you are talking about.
If you think European counter-terrorism has been 'soft' or bloodless you are about as mistaken as it is possible to be.
The US isn't very impressed with your record in this area and have decided to try something different.
- Good for you.
We on the other hand aren't at all impressed with your record as it does nothing to address the underlying problems.
If you knew jack about it you'd know that we already tried this 'kill em all' approach and it doesn't solve anything.
Actually what it does is merely up the ante and reduces the pace until recruitment fills the gaps......a recruitment inevitably boosted by the
'collateral' damage your original brutal strategy cannot but help generate.
(Try reading about 'Bloody Sunday' in Ireland and how the British Army in taking a very hard line with a demo shot and killed 14 innocent
people..... and that very night had young men standing in line waiting to sign up to the IRA in droves all across N. Ireland. They were once
'animals' you couldn't talk to too you know.
An 'Irish Terrorism' substantially funded and materially supported by the way by many Americans. Maybe 'we' should have used your logic and
attacked and bombed your innocents in retaliation?
I suppose you could always try genocide. But even that isn't ever final amd complete.....and then you have all that horrible business of living with
what you have become and the genuine disgust of your kids, grandkids etc etc when it all inevitably comes out.
How many of their innocents will assuage your anger over yours? Reports say it's over 100 000 in Iraq right now.
Still, you know it all and it's very very simple, right, bombs away, huh?
[edit on 6-11-2004 by sminkeypinkey]