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    (Original post by moggis)
    How many years would have to go by before we would know we have eradicated terrorism in the west?

    Anyway obviously it can't be eradicated. Far better to think of ways to cut down death on the roads. We could probably slash them by making 20 mph the maximum speed.

    But naturally no one wants that even though it would save dozens of children's lives every year.

    What would aliens think of us eh?
    Aliens might envy the hell out of us. They may want to know how we've managed to avoid dividing the whole planet in two and constantly war over the entire surface. Or maybe they envy how we progress because they've stagnant for a few thousand years. Why do aliens always have to be smarter and wiser? Maybe their dumb as dirt. Just because they can travel across the galaxy doesn't necessarily mean their advanced. Maybe natural resources on their planet makes space travel a no brainer.
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    (Original post by oldercon1953)
    Aliens might envy the hell out of us. They may want to know how we've managed to avoid dividing the whole planet in two and constantly war over the entire surface. Or maybe they envy how we progress because they've stagnant for a few thousand years. Why do aliens always have to be smarter and wiser? Maybe their dumb as dirt. Just because they can travel across the galaxy doesn't necessarily mean their advanced. Maybe natural resources on their planet makes space travel a no brainer.
    Aliens will see how much we destroy the planet and other anima lives and will see us as evil.
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    terrorism will never end.. once one group goes away another one will pop up for another reason, M19,IRA,ISIS ect ect. Both sides keep attacking the other and so both sides see each other at the good guy and wont stop fighting until the other loses which they wont.
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    (Original post by oldercon1953)
    You say we have to get Western muslims and imams to condemn ISIS. Good luck. I have read enough and seen enough surveys taken among muslims to see that the majority, while maybe disagreeing with their tactics, share the same ideology. To differing degrees I'm sure, but not different enough.

    This aside, we don't have the time for a solution like this. ISIS has to be totally defeated on the battlefield NOW.
    They are not fighting conventionally, therefore conventional means will get you nowhere.
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    (Original post by Optimum_)
    I agree with most of what you said bar the final third of the paragraph.

    Muslims in the west can condemn day and night, 24/7 and it will do absolutely nothing at all. However Saudi can do much more, denounce ISIS and say flat out they aren't Muslims (I don't think this has happened yet). Even this won't be enough, it will only convince some they are wrong. These lunatics answer to no-one and must be removed forcefully. Ideally by 'Islamic nations' like Saudi.
    The problem in my view is not the actual jihads its the two outer layers if you will that are the issue. So you have the inner core which are the jihadist in the hundreds at most. Then the outer layer probably who are a slightly larger group who may not go around killing but fund and provide traditional support such as supplying weapons. Then the outer most layer who are in the hundreds of thousands who may detest their methods but are sympathetic, and its this group we need to win over.
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    Very simple - eradicate all life on Earth.
 
 
 
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