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I don't see history as a guide

Reader comment on item: [Nepal and France:] Two Opposite Responses to Terrorism

Submitted by Marcus Rometsch (United States), Sep 15, 2004 at 04:25

Dear Mr Pipes,

Though I fully agree that the European way of dealing with terrorists is often too soft I don't see a pattern that "history is a guide".

Who can clearly state that the one way or the other will lead to success?

Each of us may look at it from a personal point of view. If your wife and children are kidnapped .... would you fight back with violence or trying to appease the terrorists to save the lives of your beloved ones.

For my part I am still undecided how the west can win this war against radical muslim terrorists.

Kind regards
Marcus Rometsch

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