James Miller


Saturday, October 30, 2004


Osama's Latest Video

The fact that he is alive and well (and of course completely paranoid and absolutely bonkers!) shows how ineffective the methods used to fight terrorism are.

On the one hand we need to be increasingly vigilant, just as we all were against the IRA. They admittedly were a rather different kettle of fish in that they did give haphazard warnings.

But what we really need to do is stop the problems that cause people to be terrorists. Where is the progress on sorting out Israel and the Palestinians, economies such as Saudi Arabia, which are restrictive dictatorships as well and general poverty in many places in the world?

Remember too, that if you add up all the deaths due to terrorism in the last few years, they pall into insignificance against death from cancer, road accidents and heart disease. But to those left behind, each death is personal, it's just that some are more public.

Compare the deaths too, to the estimated 100,000 deaths caused in Iraq by the invading forces.

There must be a better way!


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