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Must Read: On Fighting Terrorism

Posted in Observations by Captain Optimistic on November 18, 2009

There is a must read article on fighting terrorism over at Salon:

In other words, the very policies the U.S. has been pursuing in the name of combating Terrorism — invading, occupying, and bombing Muslim countries; locking them up without trials; torturing them; violating the values we’ve been preaching to the world — have been the most potent instruments for fueling Islamic radicalism and terrorism. ┬áBy contrast, those who have been continuously accused of being “soft on Terrorism” and even being allied with the Terrorists — those who opposes our various wars, who demanded and provided basic human rights protections and equal liberties to Muslims, who objected to their own governments’ oppressive and belligerent policies — have done more to diffuse and impede Muslim radicalism than virtually anyone else in the world.

Quite a few useful insights to bring to the table when discussing terrorism and the most effective response.

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