Originally posted by giant
Terrorist attacks are completely irrational, lack any strategic thought and exist outside of all existing political structures, right?
Never suggested they were completely
irrational or lacked any
strategic thought or exist outside of all existing political structures.
However, I am unwilling to allow someone to justify violent, deadly attacks (particularly against unarmed civilians).
There are political approaches and there are war approaches. What the terrorists seem to be saying is that they are unwilling to work within political processes to get what they want, but instead jump right to war and violence.
I won't deny that the people that have perpetrated these attacks (over the past decade or so) feel
oppressed or angry or otherwise wronged by the western world (and the U.S. specifically). But that feeling isn't necessarily correct...and it also isn't necessarily a justification for violent tactics.