Bore them to death?
At last, I think I understand the Vatican strategy against terrorism.
The idea is to have a half-dozen prelates issue long-winded statements every day about the need for "dialogue and reconciliation," until finally the terrorist leaders drop dead of sheer boredom.
It might work, but there will be "collateral damage." I'm starting to feel faint myself.
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Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs -
Sep. 14, 2004 8:47 AM ET USA
Dialogue & reconciliation would work "if" we could get them in the confessional. The Vatican MUST find someone who is able to apply the JWD as it pertains to terrorists using the tactics of 4th Generation Warfare. The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation http://www.d-n-i.net/fcs/4th_gen_war_gazette.htm. Until it does, the Bishops and Cardinals will continue to issue ignorant statements and policies which only serve to enable those who seek to do us the greatest harm.
Posted by: -
Sep. 13, 2004 5:20 PM ET USA
I prefer another method. First: issue an ultimatum. Second: back up the ultimatum with an overwhelming military/police response that ends by defeat and/or disarmament of the malefactors. Third: provide humanitarian assistance. Finally, "dialogue and reconciliation." This method has proved successful time and again. It's why America is one country today and not two. It's why Hussein and Milosevic are in jail. It's why Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo came to bad ends.
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Sep. 13, 2004 4:13 PM ET USA
It reminds me of trying to engage Hitler or Stalin in a civil discourse on the sanctity of the human person. Do our prelates and liberals in general get lost in the inner maze of confusion that constitutes their world? Or is it Evil itself that is disguised with a civil tongue in the mindless prattle of these people?