Originally Posted by MastanKhan
I have practical experience regarding terrorism.
While it is indeed a correct surmise to hit the "head", the problem is that the "head" lies protected by various layers and to get to them is not that easy. Further, the heads are no within the country and are instead directing the operations from safe sanctuaries abroad.
One could well argue that an SAS covert operation be launched. True, but that would also invite a full scale war, which is not what any nation, in the current circumstances, would like to embark on. Therefore, what you see is mere 'firefighting' and aggressive rhetoric. Unfortunate, but a geopolitical reality!
And worse still, unlike the global powers, the third world countries have to be totally on guard from international criticism and human rights ninnies, who go ballistic even if someone in uniform sneezes! Third world countries unfortunately are victims of international morality that they themselves are not subjected to since none dare and even if they dare, the first world could not care less and the world is damned!
If the country stands as one, instead of whimpering or pandering sob stories, as you say, then indeed these terrorists can be shown their place and sorted out. But unfortunately, we have within the ranks of our population who find it fashionable to out- "West" in their shrill whimpers of human rights and anything the govt does.
Therefore, you are right - the nations of the third world who have terrorism causing the chaos and mayhem have to steel up and allow the govt free hand to sort this menace and vermin out.
Your post addresses the problem in a very frank and honest approach, even though a few issues, I may have a differing view!
I agree condemning is no longer the answer. It is time to act and give a free hand to the govt and the military!