Determining Root causes somehow solves for terrorism. You must be joking.
Thu Oct 4 10:10:02 CDT 2001
There are certainly elements of the Arab world that want to "eliminate"
There are many who do not want that. This totalizing comment is how we
contribute to the root cause. One must reach out to those who oppose
Israel's treatment of Arabian peoples but are still not opposed to the
To those who oppose the existence of Israel, we need help from the Arab
community both domestically and internationally, who are not as extreme
as your broad brush stroked them to be.
"Scott M. Elliott, Ph.D." wrote:
> All I hear left wing people say on the news, in protests, and on
> e-debate is that we must determine the "root causes of terrorism."
> O.K. Let's look at just one "root cause" of the current terrorism--the
> mere existence of Israel. That's right, a lot of the resentment
> toward the U.S. is not toward our biased support of Israel in the
> peace Process, it is that we allow Israel to exist. Many in the
> Arab/Islamic world want nothing less than the total
> extermination/eradication of Israel. Now we have determined a "root
> cause." What do we do now? Do we turn our backs on Israel? Do we nuke
> Israel to appease the Arab world? My point is that just determining
> root causes does not mean we solve problems. Sometimes the root causes
> of problems are simply not open to negotiation or compromise. They
> want to exterminate Israel and we want to maintain the existence of
> the only Democracy in the Middle-East. We know the root cause, but
> there is no room for compromise. Bottom-line, this means one of us
> will have to win a war in order to prevail. So much for
> root-causes. Scott Elliott
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