Terrorists apparently attempted to kill the President of Afghanistan today. Read about the Kabul bombing at MSNBC.com.
I was watching a documentary last night regarding the Berlin Wall and the lengths to which the Communists went to in order to keep East German citizens captive. The question I had to ask myself is this: didn’t they know what they were doing was wrong. Forget political ideology. If people want to leave a country so badly they’d leave and risk everything just to escape, there’s something wrong with the leaders of that nation.
It doesn’t take a scientific study to figure this fact out. Simple dead reckoning will do the job. The Russians knew they were wrong. Their leaders simply did not want to lose power until Gorbachev had the courage to restore the rights of the people to Russian citizens.
It’s the same situation with terrorists. They know what they are doing is wrong. They simply don’t care. As far as I can reason out the situation, there’s only one way to deal with them: over the barrel of a gun. It’s not a matter of religious zeal, although many are no doubt devoutly Islamic. It’s about inflicting their vision of the way the world should be governed on the rest of us. By any means necessary.
The Israelis know how to deal with terrorists. America should follow their example. It’s really the terrorists-to-be that need attention. A man I know said something brilliant to me not long ago. “Those people need jobs. If they were at work, they wouldn’t have time to be causing so much trouble.” Perhaps it’s not a cure-all, but I’d wager if the unemployment rate in Palestine were 6% instead of 60%, there would be a lot less fighting in the streets