Henry Thorton writes:

Today on our website Graeme Mills asks: is this a war? To establish whether there’s a war on terror, we first need to know:
1. Who is the enemy?
2. Where are they?
3. Why are they
attacking us?
4. What do they want?

“We will not defeat the enemy unless
we can first of all identify who the enemy is. Once we know, for certain, who is
the enemy, we can then assess whether we can, indeed, defeat them, or whether we
will have to negotiate a peace.” “We are not fighting terror, but people who
use terror as a tactic.”

Mills suggests that the United
Nations should establish a forum for representatives of the people who use terror as a
tactic to voice their concerns. “To voice what is driving them on to commit such
horrendous acts against innocent civilians. Innocent civilians who are Christian
and Muslim, Hindu and Jew, atheist and
agnostic.”

Whether or not this process would produce
any concrete actionable suggestions, at least the free world could say “we
offered to listen.”

Read the full story here.

Peter Fray

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