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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Jul 22, 2005.
We have to "understand."
C'mon Richard. Once Egypt removes her forces from Iraq and Afghanistan......
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One thing I "understand" is that having a, basically, totalitarian society does not prevent terrorism...something to keep in mind if our own federal government asks for more and more of our freedoms to be forfeited for the sake of making America more secure.
Uh, yes Bill. One could argue it increases the possibilty of it, in fact. :eek2:
What we have to "understand" is, if this is a "war on terrorism", it is a war we are losing and losing badly.
As for the strategy of luring all Islamic radical terrorists to Iraq, that doesn't seem to be working out so well. While we have certainly lured some there, and they continue to create havoc for innocent Iraqis and ourselves as occupiers, we haven't exactly been able to corner all of them in a "killing zone" where we can wipe them all out, either inside or outside of Iraq, our designated box.
So far at least, we have been saved from "fighting them in our own streets". But we(or our allies) ARE fighting them in the streets of London and Madrid and Bali, and now the streets and markets of Sharm el-Sheikh.
We are of course essentially numb to the conditions in Iraq, Afganistan, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. It's often reported as an afterthought, if at all. If you think a commuter in London is nervous, how'd you like to be using public transportation in Baghdad to go from job interview to job interview. Or how about having to think about a flak vest to go grocery shopping.
I don't want to "understand" terrorists. I want to understand how to stop them from becoming terrorists. Just killing them, even where we think they live, doesn't seem to be working. The numbers don't add up. The more we kill, the more there are.
Well, Jon. To be accurate, they're occupied Jordanian and Egyptian territories. The areas in questions were annexed by those countries prior to the Israeli wins in '68 and '73.
And as no one really complained when Jordan and Egypt took those lands, then it's probably more proper to refer to them that way...
The terrorists have won, and we did our best to help them. We are their prime recruiting tool.