Friday, August 11, 2006

Desperate Times...

I have been watching the news about the busted terror plot in the UK. I have to say none of this comes as a surprise to me.

It's tough, but try and put yourself in the shoes of a member of the Taliban, or an Iraqi citizen. You have been staring down the barrel of American guns for a long time and perhaps your family was killed in one of the endless bombing raids? How much would it take to convince you to join a radical group and attempt to strike back at those who have taken away everything you know and value? You've lost pretty much all that you have…

I am not justifying the terrorism, just trying to understand the mindset.

Personally, I am not sure what I would do if I were put into such a position. This is not a Middle-East thing, it's a human thing. Lack of conventional weapons and a few charismatic leaders is the recipe for radicalism.

Let's not forget that the USA is not immune to breeding terrorists. Eric Rudolph, the idiot who killed all those folks while bombing abortion clinics, was as American as apple pie. Some of the freaks in the anti-choice movement told him what he wanted to hear and turned him into a weapon. The terrorist acts he committed are no less horrific than the ones committed by Bin Laden and his group.

Before any of you espouse the destruction of the Middle Eastern countries that may be involved in the current situation, remember, Eric Rudolph could be your next-door neighbor.

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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