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Interesting, a new American Way of War

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Submitted by John Providence (United States), Jul 7, 2006 at 23:00

We are always looking for new ways to confront terrorists. Well why not sue them?

Terrorist States and a host of terrorist groups who have both a political and a militant wing can be easily be located and have their assets put at risk. If there is one skill where we have the market cornered, its suing people, companies, groups, churches and countries and segments of governments. There are plenty of lawyers, law firms and opportunists who are willing to take a little risk for a big money payoff. There is also no shortage of slam dunk cases out there to be won against terrorists, their supporters, their facilitators and their apologists.

We need a foundation that endows lawyers and or law firms to sue terrorists (I make no distinction about what their complicity is, just that they are complicit). In all terrorist enterprises there are the ideologues, who you are not going to change, the facilitators and enablers who usually are in it for personal gain. These people are thugs and, if the price is too high, they will stop their activity. If we sue the many visible organizations who support and or enable terrorists, it won't be too long before the judgements against them become large enough that opportunists all over the world will start finding ingenious ways to collect. Bounty hunters vs terrorists. If we wanted to do some good with the proceeds, we could provide some of the windfall to provide financial aid to the victims of terrorists. How about that for an American Way of War?

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