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Two Ways to Defeat Islamic Terrorism

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Submitted by Infidelious (United States), Dec 8, 2006 at 03:57

There are only two ways to defeat Islamic terrorism. One is peaceful and improbable; the other is unthinkable under Western cultures' modern rules of engagement, but may be inevitable.

President Bush's "War on Terror" cannot end the symdrome of Islamic terrorism but only suppress and perhaps limit it. This almost rhetorical approach toward an unnamed enemy (America was never so concerned about Irish terrorists) is doomed to a fate shared by President Johnson's "War on Poverty" and President Nixon's "War on Drugs."

The preferred method to defeat - not manage - Islamic terrorism is for Islamic leaders worldwide to recognize the benefit of disassociating themselves from terrorist tactics and organize a series of public demonstrations to denounce terrorism and reject the fascist killers who subvert the Islamic faith.

Otherwise, and probably quickly following a terrorist nuclear event on US or Israeli soil, we may see the end of Islamic terrorism in a cataclysm of Tomahawk missles when America finally resorts to WWII rules of engagement.

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