a reply to: LondonMan
Its a ridiculous measure, which will change precisely nothing.
Unfortunately, people in our country are unwilling in large number, to contemplate a more holistic approach to solving the terror problem. Yes, the
sentences for those who commit offences against our nation and its people should be tough, but reducing successful recruitment of terrorists, is a
much more important goal, and in order to do that, we need our government to stop sending guns, ammunition, medical supplies, money, trainers, and
intelligence assistance, to the very groups that they have been telling us for years, are our enemies. They are, of course, actually assets of our
intelligence groups, and those of America. Paid patsies, nothing more. Most of them do not even know that this is the role they fill, but it is
nonetheless, the case.
Most people refuse to accept this fact, because the moment they consider it, they have to be broader, smarter and more dedicated in their thinking,
when it comes to solving the terror issue at home, and also whether one supports the dropping of bombs on people that our governments intelligence
organisations have induced to go to war! People HATE grey space, they need binary choices only, black and white, one or zero. Throw a third way into
the mix, and no one can be bothered to consider it. Too hard, too messy, not easy, can't be bothered. That is the tedious response we get from any
examination of the situation, deeper than a muddy puddle.
Simply put, securing convictions and harsh penalties for those recruited to a terror outfit is entirely proper. However, if we want the terrorism
problem solved, we need to vote for leaders who refuse to permit our part in the global arms trade to continue, who refuse to drop bombs on people we
have armed and trained to be bogeymen, who will eviscerate and destroy the system which developed these proxy armies without the permission of the
people of our country, and who will install a transparent system for decision making on matters of foreign policy, and what our intelligence agencies
may and may not do in our name, with mortal consequences for any politician, intelligence asset, group within the intelligence services, or any part
of the military industrial complex that we are connected to here in the UK, found to be responsible for anything remotely similar.
It goes without saying that there are dangerous people carrying out deadly attacks. However, they are being radicalised by people our government and
the US government helped train for the purpose, and we need to accept that this is the case, because it is, we need to REMEMBER that this is the case
when terrible things happen, and not only put the blame where it belongs for that, but also change the policies which promote the continuance of this
cycle of shadow war, proxy army building, and military intelligence agencies affecting the life, limb and liberty of our people, by creating these
enemies for us to fund war against.
It must end. It will not end, unless we actually attack the root of the problem... That root is not a religion or a region beyond our shores. The
solution to these things begins with cleaning up our governments act, because successive governments have involved themselves in this stuff, and they
had no permission from the citizenry to do so.
edit on 12-10-2017 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)