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(NT) (NT) Typical, if you don't like the news, eliminate the messenger

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My take.

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The article cited global acts of terrorism. If the suicide/murder human and car bomb attacks are included, it is easy to see how the number has risen. It also puts the onus on leaders in other countries to accept they are not immune and need to take steps to lessen the threats to them. t-Targets considered to be "soft" are everywhere.

As I recall, TWA incident was in 1984, before the Gulf and Iraqi wars, so , IMO, neither can be blamed for being the catalyst.

IMO, we don't necessarily need an annual report, if we follow the news.

I don't know if the acts of despots/dictators and tribal leaders in some countries are included. They have been happening for years.

Though there could have been a clue from Israel's experience with people willing to blow themselves up using low-tech methods to kill as many civilians as possible, it has not been easy for Western leaders to come to terms with just how many fall prey to that mind-set.

I am reminded also of London's past experience with bombers. It has taken many years and the efforts of dedicated people to reduce, and hopefully ended, that threat.

All war is immoral, but those fought between identifiable uniformed combatants were on the basis of what was considered to have a moral purpose at the time. Hindsight and crowing over mistakes in judgment and motives does absolutely nothing to change the situation.

Especially when no concrete and viable solutions are offered.

Leaving the Iraqis high and dry at this point in time is not one of them.


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And they are if you READ what is there...

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because you will note that attacks on American (and coalition too) troops are not counted but the attacks on Iraqi civilians are.

Those increased attacks give an erroneous picture of GLOBAL TERRORISM attacks.

I see that Angeline easily spotted that, but then she tends to think about what she reads rather than simply accepting things blindly and at face value.

Would that you had the ability.

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