Sam Smith: Why You Want To Talk With Terrorists
Why You Want To Talk With Terrorists
By Prorev.com Editor Sam Smith
Bush's history is as bad as his politics. Of course, there can be peace with so-called terrorist organizations; it's just a matter of whether one waits the better part of a century like the British in Northern Ireland or you start talking and negotiating now.
The latter course would seem advisable in the Mid East given the prospects for the PA even with the "democratic institutions" the American empire is "acting to establish" - a neat trick not unlike forced consensual sex.
Besides terrorists are just people with weapons with whom America doesn't agree; the other ones are called allies and by definition there isn't all that much to negotiate with them about.
Further, one of the reasons America is in so much trouble is because it happily makes all sorts of compromises in order to get along with large dictatorships such Russia and China, but thinks it can handle smaller operations like Hamas, North Korea, and Iran by simple obstinacy and belligerence.
In other words, it is happy to talk with big terrorists, just not little ones. In fact, most of these small entities - and those who lead them - suffer from extreme inferiority complexes.
By threatening war, imposing massive embargos and so forth, America merely feeds the sense of persecution and encourages the least rational reaction. A more sensible approach would be to constantly negotiate with these leaders and edge them towards reasonable participation in world affairs..
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