Monday, October 3, 2016
Military Force Alone Can Never Defeat Terrorism
James Miller, RFE: The Military Alone Will Never Defeat Terrorism
Ahmad Khan Rahami nearly became a household name. Instead, he will likely fade from memory.
The 28-year old naturalized American citizen stands accused of placing four different bombs across New York and New Jersey. One of those devices exploded as intended on September 17, injuring 29 people. Another was placed nearby, possibly intended to injure people fleeing from the first explosion, but it did not go off. Another, discovered earlier that day in Ocean County, New Jersey, near the start of a charity run to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps, misfired, resulting in no injuries, but triggered memories of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded 280. A fourth device was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near a train station and a busy pub.
To say that America got lucky is an understatement.
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WNU Editor: Combating ideologies that embrace violence as a means to spread their ideology has been a part of the human condition since the beginning. In today's world we are faced with many who have embraced the more radical and violent aspects of Islam .... and many are now suffering because of it .... particularly within the Muslim community itself. Fortunately .... if history is any guideline .... radical and violent ideologies do get defeated in the end. But the final nail in the coffin will only occur when the paradise that they preach never becomes realised. I saw it with Communism when the Soviet Union fell apart .... and I suspect that in a few more generations many Muslims will also see it when radical Islam is finally vanquished.