There was an interesting Facebook post by Nadya Maqdisy. It centered around the following image.
Just a little food for thought when you try to answer George W. Bush’s rhetorical question, “Why do they hate us?” Think about this when the Republican candidates and the Republican lite candidates tell you we need to get tougher on those Arabs (Palestinians), How much tougher are we supposed to get before they finally give in?
I always wonder if this getting tougher after all they have done to their kids already, is the “thought” process that abusive parents go through. Is there a similarity between that “thought” process and the one we go through when we decide how to handle the terrorists.
It is hard to have sympathy for our predicament – if we relent, they will be free to exact the revenge on us that we deserve – when we are the ones that chose to put ourselves in this box in the first place.
After making the above observations, I read one of the comments on the original post.
Syedasim Alizaidi – Actually they need another like great Hitler for lesson.
Steve Greenberg – That is kind of a silly response. Perhaps what Hitler did is what got the Zionists into this fix that they are in. They think and you may think that a response that is way out of proportion to the alleged crime committed will finally make people get the point. No, it just leads to further escalation.
So what is the answer, you might ask? Well, I think it is a response that the Republicans laughed at when a Democrat, I can’t remember whom, made a suggestion. Treat terrorist acts like the criminal behavior they are instead of treating it as a war. The punishment needs to be applied to the people who commit the crime, and that punishment should be in proportion to the crime committed. There should be no collective punishment involving people who have committed no crime. The punishment should not be 10 times worse than the crime committed. No criminal “justice” system has ever totally abolished all crime, but it should try to keep criminal activity at a tolerable level that let’s law abiding people go about their business for the most part. If you think you can do better than that, then you are expecting way too much.