Thursday, July 07, 2005

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"Surely today's bombing must reveal that the terrorists of today's world cannot be persuaded through world political accords and other placatory measures (read the London Mayor's quote below)."

First, I don't know what part of the excerpt of the mayor's quote addresses persuasion of terrorists through world political accords and other placatory measures.

Second, I doubt dealing with the terrorists with all our might would "persuade" them either. Though that approach may ultimately prove to be the most effective one, engaging the terrorists in military actions certainly will not stop them from attempting to recruit future generations of West-haters.

The "War on Terror," by definition, is unwinnable. However, what can be done to "fight" terror is to contain it, and it remains to be seen what the best means doing this is.