Understanding Terrorism (Video)

What, me worry?6/28/2011 8:37:43 pm PDT

re: #10 researchok

I just watched the whole episode. Like MM says, lots to digest,

The only immediate observation I have is that neither one really broached the subject of choices.

It is easy to say the root cause of terror is politics or foreign policy, but how true is that?.

I’m not going to respond to the rest, because I’m off to bed in a bit and I don’t really want to get specific.

But I will agree about foreign policy being the culprit which is where they were going. Al Queda was formed in the 80s by Bin Laden. We came to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. We fought with the mujahdeen and others, and then they turned against us, and so it went.

There will always be a reason to blame the West. Are we to change our free societies to appease it? I don’t think so. I don’t know if that’s where they’re going. We may have to make some exceptions to civil liberties, and we have in flying. But also the U.K. and the U.S. face much different challenges too.