Terror – en strategi

Fra Washington Post – Eugene Robinson har et par interessante betragtninger i artiklen. Som han skriver, er terrorisme en strategi, og ikke en fjende.

Fjenden er det, som man bekæmper – ideologien. Og hvis man angribes af en fjende, må man forsvare sig.

Fjenden er ideologien, som får mennesker til at handle, som de gør, som vi for nylig har set i Mumbay (foretrækker Bombay, det hed byen, sidst jeg var der) og andre steder verden rundt i disse meget mærkværdige tider.

Det man logisk set burde bekæmpe, er ideologien islam, som desværre har en meget frugtbar grobund ikke kun her, men da også nede i de sandforblæste hytter under den brændende sol, hvor man i virkeligheden ser op til Vesten, men – på grund af magthavernes forbrug af alle ressourcer til jeehad – kun ser en mulig fremtid som martyr (eller Green-Card-recipient hvis man kan slippe af sted med det).

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter

Var det ikke Ann Coulter som sagde:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war...

Læs det hele via nedenstående links.

A concept that excludes nothing defines nothing. That’s why one of the most urgent tasks for President-elect Barack Obama’s “Team of Rivals” foreign policy brain trust is coming up with a coherent intellectual framework — and a winning battle plan — for the globe-spanning asymmetrical conflict that George W. Bush calls the “war on terror.”

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Terrorism (for the umpteenth time) is a tactic, not an enemy; Bush might as well declare war against flanking maneuvers or amphibious landings. Everyone knows what Bush is trying to say, and no one can deny the potential of terrorist attacks to destroy lives and change the world. Few would doubt that a line can be drawn between the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and last week’s bloody rampage in Mumbai. But is it a straight line or a zigzag? Is it bold or faint? Continuous or dotted?

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