The West is doing the right thing.
We need more WAAAUGH! We need to bomb more! Boots on the ground!
The West needs to change their foreign policy. Stop meddling in other countries.
How can you educate a society that you occupy and bomb all the time?Educating that society towards moderate world views is the only way to eradicate terrorism.
Really? But thats exactly what we've been doing: the US has been attacking Al Qaeda everytime they pop up for the past 13 years- they are still around. Isreal has been doing that too (for over half a century) and they are still getting attacked.That being said the current solution to terrorism must be force and force alone, massive use of force that will kill them faster than they recruit new idiots for their barbaric organizations. As simple as that.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
First off, we need to stop calling it a war on terror.
Terrorism is a tactic. Like carpet bombing, or flanking.
As such, it isn't really "defeatable".
We should call what we are doing a war on radical islamists or something.
That could theoretically be won.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion