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The war against terror is a misnomer

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Submitted by stephen klein (Israel), Dec 6, 2006 at 09:21

The war against terror is a misnomer, since terror is a tactic used to demoralize and divide one enemies. Our refusal to state in no uncertain terms who is the enemy gives the islamists all the advantages. If you cant identify them then how can you possibly defeat them. The only way to stop Islamic terrorism, is to physically defeat them.

Fascism was extemely popular in Germany and Japan until they were totally defeated and destroyed. Political ideas rise and fall depending on their success in practice. The reaction to the 9-11 attack on the US brought deep divisions between republicans and democrats to the extent the long tradition of bipartisan foreign policy has been destroyed, We call the enemy in Irag insurgents or militants when they are a fighting a proxy war for Iran and Syria.

We are now going to politically engage Syria and Iran, in what can only be a an embracement of appeasment. We are going to retreat from Irag and call it redeployment. Can you tell me why these countries would want to stop employing terror tactics when they are being so successful.


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