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2,002 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Noldor

Does killing terrorists create more terrorists or fewer?
Does killing a terrorist deter others from becoming terrorists or does it infuriate them into becoming terrorists?


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17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/04 - 9:19:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
if you kill a terrorist then they can no longer commit acts of terror, period. Now, as a friend of mine pointed out, this could set off a chain reaction of families taking revenge by being terrorists, and the solution to that is simple: Kill them.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/04 - 10:26:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kill everyone!
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/04 - 10:27:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeee-hawww! Now where did I put my mini-nuke I keep around for situations just like this one?
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 6:50:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fewer. It sets an example for other would be terrorists or members of terrorist organizations plus it weeds out those who have a proclivity towards terrorism from the gene pool.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 6:58:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can kill a man...but, you can't kill an idea.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 6:58:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or, however that saying goes.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 6:58:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
i believe it creates more. it seems like, when one gets killed, three or four more step in to take his place.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 6:21:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
It creates more-it turns them into martyrs and more follow.
Trying to work out what drives people to become terrorists and finding solutions to problems before people turn into terrorists would be much better than just killing them.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 6:23:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
the US should have put a chemical which causes sterilization in the food they gave the iraqi people
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 6:36:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well that depends. Are you killing just the terrorist or the terrorist and ten civilians?
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 6:38:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, no matter what terrrorist group you attack theres always conciquences even though they should all die and go to hell.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 6:57:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kill 'em.. it's creating fewer.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 7:09:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
The basic principals behind terrorism in Africa and in Ireland is that the anti-terrorist measures will alienate the population from the regime and create recruiting opportunities for the political organisations behind the terrorist groups and there bye opportunities to recruit members who join the political groups into active terrorists if need be and if possible.

Terror groups do need a certain amount of popular support or at least sympathy among the population that they operate within, otherwise their position could be easily compromised.

Moral support or political support can be easily turned into active support or direct involvement when local people become subject to or witness to anti-terrorist measures.

17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 7:09:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
If killing terrorists deterred people from becoming terrorists in the Middle East, then the tactic of using suicide bombers would be entirely counter productive.

It seems as though the suicide bomber through only needing to focus on the mission, rather than on evading capture or the fear of the unknown, when captured has a much simpler task. The security forces are left with no follow up, there is no one to hunt for, no show trial and most importantly of all, no one to interrogate in order to discover the planners of these operations.

17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/04 - 7:11:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're dead right bored, but I doubt most of those who disagree will even read your post.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 6:28:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
boredofu wins the question.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/21/04 - 9:09:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Boredofu IS technically right. BUT, when you look at the big picture there are alot more of us than there are of them SO while killing terrorists does technically create more, it onlycreates more WITHIN that population or culture. ie: killing terrorists in ireland will not spawn more in malaysia. Ergo if we kill enough MIDDLE EASTERN terrorists eventually their gene pool will thin out to the point where they will have 2 choices: Abandon Terrorism / Become Extinct as a people, and then whatever choice they make our problem is solved.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/29/04 - 8:58:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends how many you kill.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:07:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did killing Nazis create more Nazis?
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:27:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Terrorists aren't Nazis though. That's like saying did killing farmers make more farmers? It's like the domino theory of stupidity, isn't that obvious to everyone?

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:31:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Killing terrorists just creates more terrorists...
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:54:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Noldor: Nazism and Terrorism aren't the same thing.

Given the nature of most types of terrorism, it should be pretty clear that killing terrorists is not a deterrent of any sort.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:56:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
More, particularly when we go about it saying, "Bring it on" and not giving a damn what the rest of the world thinks.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 1/7/05 - 1:35:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
So THAT'S how we get more farmers!
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 1/16/05 - 3:17:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fewer.

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