Refraining from Terrorism Benefits

Note that countries, such as Switzerland, that do not commit atrocities or acts of terrorism (i.e. civilians killing civilians, or armies killing civilians) are very rarely attacked themselves. Countries that routinely commit atrocities, such as the USA, Russia or Israel, are constantly under attack. If these countries seriously wanted to deter terrorist attacks against themselves, the most effective way to do it would be to forgo terrorist attacks against others. Terrorism invites terrorism in a revenge spiral. The fools imagine they can stop terrorism by committing ever more outrageous terrorist attacks. That sort of rogue behaviour just makes it worse.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)