Sunday, July 10, 2005

Recent Events.

It's been a rather eventful week past. My heart goes out again to the families and victims of terrorist attacks not only in London but also the continued insurgency in Iraq, soldiers in the line of fire and the countless people who each day put their lives on line so that the rest may enjoy some form of freedom. A lady asked me what i think about the global 'war on terror' - My thought is simple, we can never really eliminate terrorism, we can however minimize it's impact such that people no longer live in fear of terrorist attacks. Such that it doesn't significantly affect the way we go about our lives on a daily basis. How we go about this war is altogether questionable, I mean how can there be a 'war on terror' - debatable as this phrase has become - can we really fight an ideology with bullets and bombs? I mean, how many resources are being put to enlighten the world that Islam and terrorism are not synonyms? Up until the other day our the prototype 'serial killer' was a white male aged between 25 and 40 before the 'DC Sniper' was discovered to be black middle aged man with his son. What is terror? My dictionary tells me it is intense overpowering fear. Don't bank robbers and car jackers use this same terror as a means to an end? Aren't they also 'terrorists'? This I say not for the sake of debate...think about it, people still live seemingly normal lives in the face of all this 'terror'. If and when we ever get to this point, the 'war on terror' will have achieved some sort of success.


At 11:45 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Very well written. Sadly, we will never eliminate terrorism, but we can make it a rarity rather than the norm. I just hope we can, though I fear we will lose this one.

LOL can you remember to carry mandazis to work tomoro!!

At 5:50 AM, Blogger UARIDI said...

Asante for the pole. Travelling through London has been "interesting". An add-on to the chaos. But people are walking when they can't ride buses.



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