cicerone imposter wrote:
Tantor, Your MO is the same as that of the Israelis. I don't see much success in their way of trying to win their war against terrorism. What I see is more martyrs and more suicide bombings. I hope I'm wrong, but the increasing numbers of dead innocents tells me their strategy isn't working. Good luck with your war. I think I'll stick with trying to remain a good a pacifist, and leave the wars to GWBush and people like you. c.i.
You need to bone up on the Israeli counter-terror operations, which are remarkably successful. There is an excellent article in this month's Vanity Fair that details the Israeli strategy of killing the terrorists. It works.
The basic strategy is to capture what terrorists they can, squeeze them for information, and then methodically kill the leadership. The result of this approach is that the Israelis intercept dozens of wannabe suicide bombers for every one that gets through. Destroying the terrorist cadre that recruits, equips, and tasks the bombers successfully suppresses terrorist attacks. If all the people in terrorist organization are killed, that presents a significant obstacle to achieving its goals.
I challenge that being a pacifist is good. When you do nothing in the face of evil, you are not doing good. You are simply facilitating evil.