Jeff Goldstein has four steps to addressing the root causes of terrorism.
TO: Jeff Goldstein & Stephen Green
RE: This Root Cause C—…
…as brought to you by the likes of former Clinton Special Assistant for National Security Affairs P.J. Crowley and his ilk, is just so much intellectual mental-masturbation trying to find a way to euphemistically broach pacifism.
If the person who interviewed him at Fox were to say, “Okay. Let’s say I’m a ‘terrorist’ of one school or another. And I despise you. I’m going to come over there and knock your teeth down your throat and then kick you for mumbling. What are you going to do to stop me?”
The decisive point will be reached when PJ, or whomever, elects to resist the assault, or begins to try to talk sense to his assaultant…
…although he has trouble communicating because (1) he’s missing his teeth and (2) is constantly being kicked for mumbling. Both of which interfere with is ability to find the ‘root cause’ of the attack.
Just an idle thought at this time of day….
P.S. The beatings will continue until morale(ity) improves.
Did you catch this comment on that site, from the Sanity Inspector?
I’m just thankful that Jeff’s sharing his ‘kinder, gentler’ and more nuanced approach to this problem with us.
Yes. This is vintage Jeff.
I was a great fan of his before his hiatus and was a faithful reader when he returned, but I stopped going over to his blog a while ago because he allows his alter ego, adolescent naughty school boy Jeffrey, to consume so much of his efforts.
He “cudda been a contenda” if, to use his vernacular, he got his s**t together.
A variation on this same theme, the life imprisonment sentence for the terrorist in Virginia is giving him license to recruit and instruct terrorists from among the prison population who will be sent out into the world prepped and ready to continue his work.
Execute them. We don’t have the luxury of pretending these avatars are mere criminals.
The only necessary step is #3. It is both necessary and sufficient to holding on to freedom and winning the War on Terror.
Adolescent naughty schoolboy Jeff is the real me, erp. Because let’s face it: after a while, writing long academic disquistions on why it is necessary to face terrorism head on with an farsighted, offensive strategy for the thousandth time becomes redundant.
Thanks, though, for criticizing me here. Shows real class.
Rod – You got it!
I think you hit the nail on the head on this one.