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There are 3 comments on POV: Is the War on Terrorism Really Winnable?

  1. If terrorism is a response to US foreign policy (yes, it is!), then we should rethink that policy. The West doesn’t have the will to win a 6th Century war played with 21th Century weapons. Terrorism is result of poor economics in the host country and the fact that cultures around the world are being marginalized by the West in evermore technologically leveraged ways. Basically there are three options. The most palatable is to remove the policy – that is the idea that the US Govt knows whats best for someone in Iraq.
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  2. Nicely said Tim. However, religious fanaticism spans economic classes, while your analysis points to poverty. How will a change in US policy change or modify fanatical religious conviction and beliefs? How does it modify the propogation of ignorance, like that of the president of Iran who has stated the holocasut never happened? This ignorance is a cancer that will not be influenced by US policy.

  3. First off, of the listed terrorist attacks since 9/11, 463 have been committed by Islamic terrorists, whereas 3 have been committed by Christians, which they didn’t even identify as Christians, 2 of them were actually atheists. But that misleading information is to be expected from sources like CNN. Second, yes terrorist attacks are bound to continue to happen, but the way of fighting it isn’t sitting back and accepting it, or handing over our personal freedoms and liberties, as most “tolerant” Left wing politicians and their mainstream media watchdogs would have us do. Its by maintaining a sense of suspicious alertness and awareness of your surroundings, which one should be doing anyway with the acknowledgement that the world is not the happy go lucky place full of sunshine and rainbows with no evil people in it whatsoever, and that by maintaining a constant state of awareness makes it almost impossible for anyone, thug or terrorist alike to get the drop on us. Backing down, disarming yourself, and giving in doesn’t stop bad people, it only encourages them. Fighting them and showing them you won’t be bullied stops them.

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