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Who is the enemy?

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Submitted by rick (United States), Sep 11, 2007 at 17:53

Of course it is the bin Ladens. But who else?

Amazingly, the West and the US do not attack the targets that will most effect terrorism.

Narrow your targets.

1. Mullahs who preach jihad and spread the evil. These people lay the foundation for the theology of terrorism. They are the tacticians of terror. They should be eliminated.

2. The families of the terrorists. This is the soft underbelly of terrorism. Knowing families will be targeted can create deterrence among would be terrorists. Terrorists have no nationalism or any concern about unknown members of their nations. If the US bombs an Arab city the terrorists couldn't care less. They do have very strong feelings for their immediate families. Retribution against families will have a great deterrent effect.

3. The extended clans if a sizable number of terrorists can be determined as coming from them. Targeting the clans is much more effective than say bombing Dresden or Tokyo. Clan leaders do not want to see their power weakened and will not want young men to go off to jihad if that means an attack on the clan infrastructure. The Middle East is still feudal.

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