My answer to Are terrorist attacks just a phase of humanity that will pass?
Answer by Desmond Last:
We should be very careful when it is only the terrorist we blame for the act of brutality. Governments are very good at ensuring we the People see the terrorist as an isolation of terror.
If possible they will put the cause as anything that takes our attention away from their failure, to address what it is that triggers an emotional response, that is not able to be contained within the ‘democratic and legal model’.
There is a common pattern in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. As if by arrangement both the media and the Government, will in their press briefings, announce that the terrorist was a drug addict, with immoral sexual tendencies who had a record of domestic violence.
They will not say that he was related to a family that was bombed into bloody oblivion by U.S lead airstrikes, or that a Russian Fighter bomber acting for Assad, who has ordered the murder of thousands of his own countryman, killed all his family and friends.
We need our Governments to take a firm grasp of reality. It is time that they were told we are adults with intelligence and access to the Internet.
Terrorism is becoming a way of life and we are beginning to accept it.
We are being made to accept it by Governments who believe they can destroy ISIS and Al Qaeda.
These are well-funded trained and committed military forces.
We are not going to be able to ‘wipe them out’. The combined might of the Western Alliance has not wiped out the Taliban or Al Qaeda.
So how are they going to destroy ISIS?
It is not the terrorist alone we have to consider.
It is also his support; his funds, his safe house(s), his access to vehicles, to weapon's, to communication systems, to false documents, clothes, face masks and to a radical word of God.
For every known terrorist or person on a Government watch list there are thousands more who are sympathetic to their cause.
Do the Governments of the West really believe they can let so many die through conflict and poverty and nobody is going to react?
It is going to get worse. A very bloody much worse.
Governments are either being very naive, or are so unable to understand and deal with the causes of terrorism , that they have no choice but to hope they can destroy the terrorists.
The terroist is is not a manifestation of discontent that is going to go away.
This is a radical belief in the word of God fastened securely to the failure of the West to address the very conflicts it has been part of and caused, with a unified legal strategy.
There are ways in which we can reduce the threat. I have sent them both to the media and Government. I do not even get an acknowledgment.
The fact I am totally ignored by both the media and Governments would suggest they simply do not understand why it is that the level of terrorism we are now experiencing is not just a phase of humanity – it is a ’cause – a new religion’
A Cause that requires a new Military strategy, a unified security system(s) and a new Philosophy.