Why terrorism works

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    I'm just going to quote a few disturbing portions of this article and link to the rest. This is extremely sad and I am thankful I don't have to live like this.

    How did terrorism manifest itself into freedom fighting and what are the reasons it has emanated from the Muslim world?

    When a once great civilization and religious culture fails miserably, it has only two choices. Go out of business or delude itself into believing it has not failed at all, by producing a new false reality of physical strength and spiritual greatness. Thus, terrorism was born to compensate for a hatred of the good and successful, who are also superior in virtually every way. Muslim religious leaders are its major proponents because they see the flaws and fraudulence of their own belief system, which is a frightening concept.

    The previously mighty, powerful Arab and Muslim world has fallen into the dustbin of history. It no longer produces anything of value, wisdom, discovery or progress. Those amazing Arabian armies of the desert have been reduced to the laughing stock of West Point studies, with the six strongest Arab nations together being totally decimated by a tiny Jewish nation.

    The brilliance of terrorism is that it separates the population from its army so that the foundational populace is absolved of any sins. And thus, you can now have a nation like Iraq being separated from Saddam's Baathist regime in which the Iraqis bear absolutely no responsibility, except for 55 people in a deck of cards. Unfortunately, many Iraqis were part of the problem, but terrorism and a terrorist dictatorship has allowed them to hide. This strategy also entitles troublemakers to blame their rescuers for the entire predicament. Throw in the term "occupation" or "occupier" into the mix, and the total responsibility is cast on the morally decent savior, America.

    Terrorists have become great public relations propagandists. Unfortunately, wars throughout history have produced many civilian casualties. That is the nature of the beast. While innocent women and children were certainly killed in Allied bombings over Nazi Germany, the ultimate blame for their deaths was always understood to be Hitler and his evil henchmen. Leave it to the geniuses of "the religion of peace (sic)" to develop a new tactic that makes every Muslim an innocent civilian.

    The Arab and Muslim populations are desperate to believe that they have not lost every war, that they are not weaker than the Americans or, God forbid, the Israelis. That is why they believe the big lies.

    Arafat, bin Laden, Saddam, the Ayatollahs, Assad, the Saudi ruling family, et. al. must all be saying, "We Muslims look like jerks. Let's destroy those despicable, morally high Jews and Christians. They make us all look bad. Wait, we cannot accomplish this goal. Let's use terrorism; it seems to be working."


    http://www.arutzsheva.com/article.php3?id=2709
     
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    Interesting article. A couple of points (open to everyone's comments):

    Which other civilizations have faced this quandry? Was terrorism the solution reached by that civilization?

    There are some other things that we laugh at when studying military history at West Point. Among them: Pickett's charge, the charge of the Light Brigade, France after 1814, and Task Force Smith.

    I wonder if the government of some of the bigger Muslim nations (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and/or Iran) are using terrorism as a stalling tactic until they think they have the ability to face America on a conventional level?
     
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    :) If this would be true, how to explain the fact that muslim religion is the fastest growing religion in the world and in our country? I agree that muslims as a religious group are not productive intellectually and they are hardly compatible with modern culture. It seems they enjoy fruits of the modern culture, bad and good fruits, even strip clubs and porno movies! Just like some other groups, they find inspiration in the cause. They like the cause to confront the entire world and find it worthy to live and fight for it and end in paradise, according to their religion. Oil money, made possible to them to accomplish costly and impressive killling operations, like 9/11.

    Saddam was different. It was a secular dictatorship in a muslim country. He was not a Muslim fanatic, just a cruel dictator.
     
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    Give me one good reason why anyone should bother answering your question? You have been asked questions to your ridiculous assertions many times already and have yet to respond to a single one. You don't seem to be interested in starting a dialogue, you seem more interested in illiciting responses from your remarks. You have all the tell tale signs of a troll.
     
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    This is so true.

    The world today:
    Driven By Islam.
    Don't Be Sucked In!
    Even when the Nazis slaughtered the Jews in the concentration camps, they did not plaster pictures of the murderers on the walls and make them into
    symbols.
    The Arabs do!
     
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    Great, great, great thoughtful piece. Thanks for the find.
     

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