Bullets and Bombs: a failed strategy for Al Qaeda, Israel, Palestine, Mali...
December 7, 2012 by Bruce Wallace, 121Contact
"Al Qaeda was born in the torture cells of the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak; festered under Saudi dictators; took root in the US-supported jihad against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan; grew in Iraq only after the US intervention; appeared in Pakistan when the US invaded Afghanistan; then spread across North Africa under a reign of dictatorships." [PJRC]
Like hitting raindrops with a hammer our bullets and bombs only result in the fragmentation and spread of the current wave of terrorism unleashed from the Middle East. The lastest implantation is in Mali and the Obama administration is once again being sucked into the maelstrom of international policing.
Until we field an effective non-violent response to terrorism we will be constantly putting out small fires as embers flare up again in widespread places.
The money and lives we spend on drones, targeted assassinations, occupations, and terrorizing people with our violence only adds to the rolls of those willing to become terrorists to exact revenge against us.