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Old 2nd Aug 2022, 04:37
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
Based on the results to date, that strategy is an abject failure.
Really think that we need a different approach, because the current one is not working.
How do you define success or failure.

That is the problem. People like Etudiant will change the goal posts on you. Which is why I ask him now to give is his definition od success or failure. Of course, he will make sure to come up with something that fits the failure narrative.

But lets look at a repeat of 9/11. There hasn't been one. That could be considered a success. On the other hand, there will likely be an islamic militant attack somewhere in the next few months. Etudient will call it an example of how the policy is a failure.

Personally, I am happy with the drone strikes. They keep the enemy hunkered down. Bin Laden was apparently forced to use hand-written notes. Not exactly efficient. Sometimes, that is the best you can expect for a while. Martyr? Perhaps worshipped whether dead or alive.

Either way, those who would consider him a martyr are at the stage of being determined to attack, so keep 'em hunkered down. And don't be fooled by those who who have ulterior motives. As the blind, elderly Egyptian cleric responsible for the first World Trade Center attack proved.....those who state that they should be treated for an age related ailment are either fools or have an ulterior motive.
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