TERRORISM - An Act of Terror
Why do we have to deal with terrorists and terrorism? Do countries have a true desire to get rid of it or is it being used as a tool for them to gain something? What is terrorism and what can be done about it?
Terrorism is to: inspire fear; cause anxiety; foster violent or destructive acts; take innocent (non-combative) lives. In short terrorism is to intimidate and create harm to a population or government. Terrorism is a murderous crime against humanity.
There are two types of terrorism: domestic; and international. Domestic terrorism is when an entity of a country/political system performs terrorist activities within that entities country/political system. International terrorism is when an entity of a country/political system performs terrorist activities within another country/political system.
Using a religion is not an excuse for practicing terrorism. Rationalizing the use of terrorism is nothing but deception.
Combat terrorism with the purpose of utterly destroying it. Make terrorism a deadly outcome for those that would support or use it...a penalty too great to incur.
Years ago when I originally wrote this piece I suggested that the United Nations should be the control point of anti-terrorist activities. Since that time I have seen adversarial elements swaying the U.N. in a direction not beneficial to planetary welfare but selected regional desires. The United States of America regardless of the policies of its Administration but the desires of its citizens should instruct the United Nations to move out of its territories.
I now propose that the control point of anti-terrorist activities and the ability to respond to court decisions be created by a consortium (further referenced as Consortium) of leading nuclear powers military. Is there such a court? Yes - The International Criminal Court (further referenced as Court) seated in The Hague, Netherlands. This Court is not generally effective in law enforcement or criminal punishment but this must change.
The Consortium determines who is suspected as a terrorist based on evidence. This evidence is then transmitted to The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the Court. The Consortium will be responsible for executing a military response upon decision of the Court.
INTERPOL would be tasked with the positive identification of terrorists and country fostering/supporting operations of the terrorist(s). That information is transmitted back to the Consortium and the Court.
The Court must determine if an act of terror has taken place. An act of terror would include: damaging or destruction of a countries infrastructure; damaging or destroying a countries environmental resources; fostering violent or destructive acts; foster intimidation for the purpose of taking innocent lives. The Court is responsible for contacting and demanding a country/political system present a rebuttal (or evidence supporting their actions to neutralize terrorist support structures within their border) or face a ruling that invokes a military response.
Why a military response? Terrorism is covert warfare aimed at civilian populations.
What is the military response? The country fostering/supporting a determined act of terrorism will face a limited military response equal to or greater than the act of terror on a military facility. Repeat as necessary to demonstrate terrorism will not be tolerated.
Exemptions - none.
Couldn't terrorists continue their activities during this process? Not could - they WILL. In the United States of America I estimate
1 out of 8 people are authorized "concealed carry" - permitted by our laws of the land to carry weapons of deadly force. Some states authorize open carry. Most of these people won't run from an incident, they will react most times with deadly force. Laws of our land under our Constitution prevail and the American people will not support any "duel justice" system.
A Word about ISIS:
Politics at the time did not bring the United States of America into World War II until Japan bombed pearl harbor. It was a desire to be neutral and non-interfering. We sat back watching Nazi Germany grow knowing we had German spies in our borders. Eventually we entered World War II and we became part of the Allied move to crush the Nazi's and force the surrender of Japan.
You would think by now we would recognize the past - we have - only our Obama Administration chooses to ignore it.
ISIS is killing anyone that won't submit to their desires - this is murder and they should be treated as murderers.
We have a new Presidential election this year and a lot of us are working towards electing someone that won't sit back and let injustices continue. Of course we are expecting internal terrorist related problems as well - but we have enough citizens to handle these problems should our police forces be overwhelmed. Our military forces know the distinction of lawful orders and unlike other countries will not follow the direction of one man but a Capitol Hill under our Constitution.
ISIS is not engaged in warfare - they are engaged in terrorism. They should be completely destroyed.
A word about Nuclear Weapons (and biologics!):
There are no "clean" nuclear weapons. Even neutron bombs will sterilize all biologic processes in its range. Is the existence of a nuclear weapon to subject and bend the will of another country? Most certainly it is...and ceases to become such when the technology to neutralize the trigger becomes reality.
Few have them - seems like everyone wants them. Yes, do try to limit the technology transfers but such things will always fail. What is the "fix"? Simple - explore and develop ways to totally neutralize the arming devises. I have been told that is impossible - I reject that - impossible is a word for those that don't have vision.
What do we do in the meantime? North Korea and Iran feel they can do what they want...but they aren't the only ones. The destruction and horror of nuclear weapons on a population and the environment has mostly been forgotten except in Japan. In respect to countries such as North Korea and Iran I would say set one off on someone else and be ready for your neighbors to firestorm you.
At this point of time I am certain Iran is working towards tactical nuclear with strategic to follow. Tactical "nukes" are portable and an ideal weapon for any terrorist to get their hands on.
Copyright Jan. 2, 2016, Bertman L Plummer
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