Here is an email I received in response to one of my essays.
Your message tells me far more about your emotional state than your delusions about terrorism. I will hazard a guess you are unaware of the following:
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.Like Hitler, you lump all Arabs and Muslims together. You believe it makes sense to kill any random Muslim for the crime of any of the other 1.6 billion Muslims. This is a racist notion.
~ Adolf Hitler (1889-04-20 1945-04-30 age:56)
How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.Both Viet Nam and Iraq fought America into a quagmire standstill for the simple reason the American soldiers had no reason to fight other than the pleasure of killing and their victims were fighting for their lives, their freedom and their independence.
~ Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-08-15 1821-05-05 age:51)
Terrorism : killing civilians with the intent of changing their political affiliation.Terrorism has never worked to fight terrorism. America keeps fruitlessly trying it.
~ Caleb Carr (1955-08-02 age:62), military historian
I would modify that definition slightly. I don’t think nuts who act completely on their own should count as terrorists. I think they need to be associated with an organisation to count as terrorists.
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Terrorism: killing civilians with the intent of changing their political affiliation.
Carr is a conservative military historian. He never once questions the need for war. He believes it is utterly inevitable. He completely fails to notice the success of the European Union at ending centuries of non-stop warfare within Europe. He completely swallows the Bush party line about what happened on 2001-09-11, the Gulf War, the necessity of the war on terror and the right of American to wage war on anyone it pleases, including pre-emptive wars on those it things might cause trouble in future. However, he makes a number of important points:
If a man is slain unjustly, his heirs shall be entitled to satisfaction, but let him not carry his vengeance to excess, or his victim is sure to be assisted and avenged.
If an unjust and rapacious conqueror subdues a nation and forces her to accept hard, ignominious and insupportable conditions, necessity obliges her to submit, but this apparent tranquility is not a peace, it is an oppression she endures only so long she lacks the means of shaking it off and against which men of spirit arise on the first favourable opportunity.
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