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Don’t let fear rule our lives


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2013

~~<p>The &ldquo;war on terror&rdquo; is probably a misnomer. Terrorism is a tactic used in the pursuit of a limited goal, an instrument to cause mayhem rather than to defeat an enemy. In the final analysis, the best way to neutralize such an instrument may be to find ways of responding with the least degree of disturbance to daily routines.</p>
<p>The enormity of the homeland attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, certainly changed the concept of terrorism in the minds of most Americans. It takes a coordinated conspiracy to carry off such a devastating hit, and the U.S. and other nations surely were compelled to strike back at those who planned it. Through the past decade, &ldquo;terrorism&rdquo; described a scheme of some complexity that must be dismantled.</p>
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The “war on terror” is probably a misnomer. Terrorism is a tactic used in the pursuit of a limited goal, an instrument to cause mayhem rather than to defeat an enemy. In the final analysis, the best way to neutralize such an instrument may be to find ways of responding with the least degree of disturbance to daily routines.

The enormity of the homeland attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, certainly changed the concept of terrorism in the minds of most Americans. It takes a coordinated conspiracy to carry off such a devastating hit, and the U.S. and other nations surely were compelled to strike back at those who planned it. Through the past decade, “terrorism” described a scheme of some complexity that must be dismantled. Login for more...



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