As people now want to lash out against terrorist, the concern about taking out innocent people in the process becomes more and more acceptable. There are certainly more than a few people who feel that if nuking and laying waste to an entire country will put an end the terrorists, then do it.
Certainly this is a strong feeling and countries who sponsor terrorists should sit up and take note that sooner or later politicians do what their constituencies want, or get voted out of office for someone who will do it.
America is a powerful country who does not have much of a stomach for seeing their own come home in body bags. That is why many of the weapons Americans use do not require people to be with them when they explode. They can be hundreds or thousands of miles away. Cruse missiles armed with conventional or nuclear warheads are available to use at a safe distance. Even the smart weapons that have pin point accuracy are all designed to save lives of the innocent.
However the thinking is getting to be in America ‘If they don’t care and are actually targeting the innocent, why should we care’. Using a nuclear bomb to get them all and even the ones thinking about it certainly seems to fit the bill. If they are simply allowing terrorism then they are just as bad. That represents the level of raw anger cause by terrorism more than a few have. The humanity side is slowly being over ridden by this raw primal anger. The justification is ‘Even the most skilled surgeon must cut away some healthy tissue to get all the infection.’
One of the things that drives this strong feeling is simply human instinct for survival. Any species that can not coexist with others or adapt to it’s environment simply becomes extinct one way or another as we have seen time and time again. As humans we have the ability to make predators the prey, and the terrorist are most certainly predators. To kill of predators is built into us and human history provides several examples.
One proposed answer as funny as it may sound is based on the fact that the groups that the terrorist are born from can’t even live amongst themselves. So simply the suggestion is based on letting nature do the job. Give them a plot of land they can call their own. Perhaps some big group of islands well isolated from the rest of the world. Stock them up with plenty of weapons that kill off huge numbers of people at one time. Then after a year or so simply go back and claim the vacant land as they will have exterminated themselves. Any survivors will be easy to deal with. So perhaps in this sense it is best to follow natures examples where there is no morality, guilt or conscience. People that can’t get along with others have in the reality of nature only two choices.
Choice 1 learn to get along.
Choice 2 become extinct.
As all this looks good on paper as so many things often do there is a whole bunch of variables that come into play.
There was going to be a part 3 of this however after reconsideration it is best not to go there as if anyone could figure this mess out, they would have done so already.