Comments on: A credible counterterror strategy needed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: anant pai http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/#comment-14355 Wed, 13 May 2009 11:18:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=743#comment-14355 India in World War III

Sir

1. Have you ever thought why United States was in haste in signing the 123 agreement with India ?
2. Do you ever think for a moment as to whether Pakistan Terror Network would be ‘foolish’ to leave behind evidence pointing to their involvement in the Mumbai Terror Attacks when the entire terror operation was ‘perfectly planned”? Can they be ‘foolish’ and ‘clever’ at the same time ?
3. Did you thinking the timing of the Mumbai Terror Attacks and the breaking of the Gaza Truce at the same time was a coincidence ? Why was the Jewish community attacked in the Mumbai Terror Attacks at the same time when the Gaza conflict rebegan ?
4. Could the Pakistan Terror Network be in coalition with other partners like Hamas and Iran ?
5. If it is so, then is it not possible that a global war is in the making ?
Friends, World War III is in the making and the terrorist network in Pakistan is the key player in its development. For proof in support of my claim please read my articles called “Mumbai Terror Attacks – mere terrorism or something else” and “Pakistan – the global terrorism monster by accessing the following links :-
http://www.itatonline.org/articles_new/i ndex.php/mumbai-terror-attacks-mere-terr orism-or-something-else
http://www.itatonline.org/articles_new/i ndex.php/pakistan-the-global-terrorism-m onster

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By: Milind http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/#comment-2745 Sat, 06 Dec 2008 19:55:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=743#comment-2745 Shouldn’t the counter terrorism strategy also include this- targetting & killing the likes of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed & Dawood Ibrahim. I think- this alone will be more effective than all other means.If u ever become our National Security Advisor,then plz execute that option.

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By: Maurice http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/#comment-2179 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 09:58:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=743#comment-2179 “When those that remain quiet about animals operating in their midst realize that their silence makes then targets, they will rise up against those responsible for painting the targets on their backs.”

The present world is founded upon freedom and justice, out of the World War that ravaged the 1940s. During that war, it was distinctly clear that there were 2 warring sides, Axis and Allies. However, terrorism has no such distinction.

Everyone could be a terrorist, and the attempt to make the distinction between who is, and who isn’t one has led to racial and religious profiling, which ironically turns the battle against ourselves. And like it has been described, if “some innocents die” when their base of operations are targetted, it shows that terrorists are not a specific group of people but a generic term, such as criminal or thief.

Also, by killing innocent people, accident or not, it does not necessarily mean they will turn against the terrorists, because most of the time they would not know. Would you suspect your neighbour to be a future-criminal? By killing innocent civilians, the terrorists are given the opportunity to present us as a common enemy.

And as for the atomic bombings of Japan, a peace offer was extended to them; the Allies did not want their total extermination, they wanted the war to end.

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By: Ernie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/#comment-2160 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:39:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=743#comment-2160 “In the end, social integration and economic benefits for all would be the only way to reduce violence and that is what the Indian government should and is focusing on, instead of trying to demonstrate their “strong political will” by arresting people before they have done anything.”

This would be fine if terrorists were interested in social integration. The only integration Muslim extremists are interested in is in forcing the rest of the world into their warped way of life, either by conversion or the death of those that resist.
When will the civilized world realize that these people cannot be reasoned with? The only way to stop terrorism is to take away terrorists’ will to fight.
Call the war on terror what you will, but it is not about laws and Constitutional rights. The only way I see is to bomb them into submission.
We need to identify a terrorist group’s base of operation and obliterate it! If that means some innocents die, so be it. When those that remain quiet about animals operating in their midst realize that their silence makes then targets, they will rise up against those responsible for painting the targets on their backs.
Since WW II, the US has been afraid to win a war. Shocking as it was to kill nearly a quarter of a million people in a week with just 2 bombs, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Japan, in stead of continuing a guerrilla war against the Allies surrendered, laid down their weapons and joined the rest of the world.
I say we let the Muslim world know in no uncertain terms that they must clean up after themselves or their cities that allow terrorists to operate will be destroyed with no attempt to limit civilian casualties.

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By: Maurice http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/28/a-credible-counterterror-strategy-needed/#comment-2094 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 02:44:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=743#comment-2094 There is no absolute flawess counterterroism strategy. For example, in this current Mumbai siege. The militants are described as engaging in terrorist activity. However, if you boil it down to the simplest sense, they are commiting hostage-taking and murder. How do you then stop a person or a group of people who wants to commit such crimes? We can’t pull off a ‘Minority Report’ on them, arresting them before they commit a crime, unless the authorities have hard evidence of them plotting one, which most of the time they would not have. There is no country in the world that can boast zero crime rates

However, this is often intepreted as a “weak political will”, because the adminstration appears to do nothing when in reality their hands are tied.

In the end, social integration and economic benefits for all would be the only way to reduce violence and that is what the Indian government should and is focusing on, instead of trying to demonstrate their “strong political will” by arresting people before they have done anything.

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