The threads about Terrorism in the middle east and south east asia and the groups that conduct these deliberate and horrific attacks aimed at soft
civilian targets got me thinking.
Whats happened to all the other scum and vermin in the world...AND I MEAN TERRORIST FOLKS.....no offense meant to any people of the following
The Basque Terrorists in Spain,
The Irish IRA and Loyalist Terrorists in Northern Ireland
Your non muslim French, German Italian fanatics
and the rest out there.
In some countries I can understand it,thier problems have never been the central focus of our attentions, even before 9/11 (thats not a judgement just
Is it just because the Middle East inspired Terrorism and War is just overwhelming everything else, is it an Australian, American centric thing or has
there been an unexpected "positive" of this war that has us all so absorbed and angry.
Has it become "unpopular" amongst the hard and big men and women of groups like the IRA, Loyalists and ETA to be terrorists anymore. Better just to
control the local organised crime and just be Kingpins now? How hard has the image of the head chopping, market bombing terrorist affected these
other groups in these other countries....Whats the public perception of those that were for some heros four years ago? After the AQ Madrid bombings
would a man declaring his support for ETA Terrorists in a Basque pub be more likely to be cheered or beaten to death?
Are they afraid thier traditional ex pat supporters and fundraisers in countries like the US and Australia can no longer stomach thier associations
Or has the media and public focus just shifted?
Spinkeypinkey at another thread was telling me in response to a question I gave him that UK Force levels were being cut at home, because they took
into consideration they were in the process of drawing down the UK garrison in Northern Ireland from 15,000 to 4,5000 troops?
I must admit I had lost track of it since 9/11. Is the "Peace Process" in Northern Ireland going that well. Has peoples much changed attitude to
terrorism had anything to do with it.
I would really like to know, especially from posters in those parts of the world.
[edit on 8-11-2004 by craigandrew]