Dan Darling at Winds of Change has a post examining some of the war on terror stories that are currently going by under the radar. Some of this was new to me, and some not. Much of it is pretty scary, in that these stories form part of a tapestry, and indicate how much unravelling we will have to do (and how difficult that will be) to eliminate the terror networks.
I suppose what concerns me most - what has most concerned me for a while - is the continuing tendency to treat terrorists as criminals. Take this story, for example. Once we identify these targets, we need to go after them. Unless there's some intelligence value we are getting from them, we should be taking out terrorist financial nodes, just like we're taking out operational terrorist assets.
At some point, we have to start killing the enemy in depth, instead of just on the battlefield.Posted by Jeff at December 18, 2003 09:25 AM | Link Cosmos