Following some blog links I came upon some commentary on Suicide Bombers over at ‘General Theory of Rubbish’. It was quoted from the ‘Muslim World Today’, and makes some salient points:
“What is behind the suicide murders? Money, power and cold-blooded murderous incitement, nothing else. It has nothing to do with true fanatic religious beliefs. No Muslim preacher has ever blown himself up. No son of an Arab politician or religious leader has ever blown himself. No relative of anyone influential has done it. Wouldn’t you expect some of the religious leaders to do it themselves, or to talk their sons into doing it, if this is truly a supreme act of religious fervor? Aren’t they interested in the benefits of going to Heaven? Instead, they send outcast women, naï¿½ve children, retarded people and young incited hotheads. They promise them the delights, mostly sexual, of the next world, and pay their families handsomely after the supreme act is performed and enough innocent people are dead.
Suicide murders also have nothing to do with poverty and despair.The poorest region in the world, by far, is Africa. It never happens there. There are numerous desperate people in the world, in different cultures, countries and continents. Desperation does not provide anyone with explosives, reconnaissance and transportation. There was certainly more despair in Saddam’s Iraq then in Paul Bremmer’s Iraq, and no one exploded himself. A suicide murder is simply a horrible, vicious weapon of cruel, inhuman, cynical, well-funded terrorists, with no regard to human life, including the life of their fellow countrymen, but with very high regard to their own affluent well-being and their hunger for power. “
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“…a horrible, vicious weapon of cruel, inhuman, cynical, well-funded terrorists, with no regard to human life, including the life of their fellow countrymen, but with very high regard to their own affluent well-being and their hunger for power. ”
That’ll be the US arms industry then….NO?
um, let’s see…… US Arms industry is in cells firing off willy-nilly into weddings, into malls, into peacekeepers building sanitary facilities, water systems, the economic structures…..
um. no, Mike, I don’t think this is what is happening. There are armaments in all countries of the world, but not all countries use force to terrorize in the manner that we are now seeing Islamic terrorists doing.
And here is another thing…. the ante keeps uping and changing, even if they got everything they wanted in Iraq and in Palestine, would it end there?
When we say ‘US armaments industry’, it is necessary for a sovereign country to defend itself. To keep them safe from said terrorists.
Now if your contention is with foreign policy that has become enforcer for all sorts of hotspots everywhere, then yes, I think there is a need to begin curtailing that. But when you say “US” and “armaments” and “industry” in a string with no parameters… You’re just puffing meaningless propaganda, I think.
It adds up to a red herring in the dissection of what terrorism in the Middle East is composed of.
Think this is too simplistic? Then what is your solution to the war/ and terror problems of the world?
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