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Terrorism's Roots

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Submitted by Steve R (United States), Dec 9, 2006 at 22:29

I believe you are correct that terrorism can be defeated. I also agree that its root causes are political ideas that promote violence, abuse, and intolerance, supported by a religion that commingles politics and religion.

I believe the international community can overcome these through conventional legal means, intelligence operations, etc. However, in America and Europe, the major obstacles to defeating terrorism, may not be the terrorists or their networks or even their ideals.

Here in the west, the obstacles may be, overcoming the attitudes of the liberal left apologists. Elitists who actually justify violence against civilians, then scream foul when people defend themselves. So long as we must fight tooth & nail to just get Intel gathering agreed upon here, or almost any other measure we use to fight terrorism, we will be giving up time and allowing loopholes for them to attack us.

Taking off the gloves will not happen, until we get mad, and finally decide to fight fire with fire! If that happens soon enough, we can limit the amount of damage they can do to free peoples. If we all wait, it will cost many lives until they are finally put down, as they will surely be!

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