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Monday, October 30, 2006

Us vs Them?

Regardless of the amount of deaths due to terrorism, the ripple effect from a single attack touches numerous lives. This effect is international; borderless. The problem itself, terrorism, is a concern of all nation states. Certain terrorist groups may target specific states or governments, but the terrorism as a whole must be combated by all nations. The "War on Terror" should not be the USA vs every hostile organization and non-governement group. Instead, all governments which are concerned about human rights, safety, and the growth of humanity need to work together to eliminate terrorism at its roots as well as existing terrorist cells. The attacks of 9/11 were massive human rights violations, dramatic gestures, and the culmination of years of planning. 9/11 was not just one of these things, but all of them. True, it was sensational here in the US because we are not exposed to this kind of violence regularly. While these attacks are more common in other areas of the world, that doesn't mean that we should accept this norm. An attack on innocent people in area of the world should be a rare occurence, a shocking act. This is why global cooperation needs to be the paramount goal of all nations. Massive evolution and change is needed throughout the world to make this cooperation possible. The goal of eliminating human rights violations and violent struggle should be important enough to facilitate these changes.


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