- Politics and Social Issues
Terrorism Always Erupts in Word Trade
There has always been the assumption that terrorism starts at the top with highly organized criminals and then filtrates down to the bottom of the actually suicide bombers. Another assumption is this done for religious purposes. i think both of these assumptions are incorrect. I think terrorism is created out of social disparity and class separation. This was true in Ireland and it is true in the Middle East and Africa. Once there is so much disparity in wealth terrorism is born if by nothing else then socio-economic imbalance.
Now the assumption the USA has looked out was go for the organization and they will beat terrorism but that hasn't worked. It has had some marginal success but not really. The problem is the USA doesn't go after the suicide bombers. Those are the people you would want to strip away from the jihadist which I have a very difficult time calling them jihadist as Iread the book Dune. And even in the book Dune terrorism was born out of soci-economic disparity.
So if you go after the suicide bombers the upper level echelon of terrorism will never ever be able to execute another strike. All the USA has to do is buy the bombs. And it wouldn't take much. $200 per bomb. The terrorist walks into a bomb shelter and removes his suicide vest, debriefs and he is paid and then set free. All the suicide bombers want is enough money to survive which is completely understand able. And since the people sending them to kill themselves uses martyrs they can't go back and kill a fellow Muslim. As a matter of fact if they did they would destroy their own credibility as a religious war. I would do the same for IED's. The more IED's we get off the streets the better and buying them gives a tactical advantage for many reasons. First we would have recruits which were being paid by the USA. Amazingly, the USA presence in the Middle East or the Holy Land as they like to call it would be less offensive. Second less injuries for our troops. If you don't want to pay the suicide bombers or the foot soldiers who set up the IED's atleast feed then and their families. Give them basic medical treatment for not being a terrorist. Send in the NGO crowd which does this work well.
What the USA intelligence community has failed ot realize is that Osama Bin Laden would have never been the trigger man. He needed the exceptional poor disenfranchised people of the Middle East to be so desperate they would do anything to be included and have some hope for their families future. And the final thing Osama Bin Laden needed was class warfare. A society of have and have nots. A society which said if your're poor it is because you deserve it. And trust me this happened in Ireland and in the Middle East so it can happen anywhere. And he harnessed that class disparity and desperation to create terrorism.
In the 1980(s) when I was in Europe and Western Europe was going through terrible terrorist attacks. They were smart enough not to put it on the television as it would create more propaganda for terrorism. We all use to laugh and say when they get to America their bellies would be so full they will not care. I actually write a screenplay about jihadists coming to American and living the Ameica Dream and forgetting all about thier terroist mission. Our ecnomy has collapsed since then and no one's belly is full. And so it is the perfect season for terrorism with a global economic decline.
No religion is in the business of killing off its member so everyone can stop blaming Islam. And rich people don't kill themselves. Terrorism is born out of poverty in the Middle East and Class warfare and soci-econmic disparity which the USA is severely suffering from right now itself.
If intelligence agenies went after the poor trigger people they would get the most information for their dollars and limit casualities.
And for the last time terrorism is not a relious phenomena or and ideological phenomnea but instead severe class disparity, poverty and hopelessness in the middle east. This is also true in Africa. But America will have to run its attentions back to inside itself because its people have been so disenfranchized for so long and are suffering under such an economic plight that the counrty is falling apart..
Upper echeloen terroists are never trigger men. Take the trigger men away from them and terrorism ends.
An unintend tax of Free Trade is global terrorism. And it happens everytime we enter into to global trade.