Im always amused by the fact that there are still many people who believe that terrorism is caused by poverty.
Obama’s response to 9/11 was published on September 19th in the Hyde Park Herald (from The New Yorker):
....It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair....
Research has shown that there are a lot of well educated and sufficiently funded terrorists there.
According to this research these people might not be poor, but may feel impoverished.
It seems that actually the repressive environment in the specific country is one of the big aspects, why terrorists tend to react with violence.
All in all it seems that there are many facets, but a little money, political freedom and a shrink could help a lot. Or maybe Barack Obama and a democratic delegation could just sit down with them and tell them, why its not good what they are doing. I'm sure they'll understand - I mean it looks like terrorist are pretty reasonable people.
But a friend told me about an even better way:
Why not help them by creating this new adventure vacation package.
The Terror Tours
After Eco, Agra, Safari and Ghost tours, Terror Tours could be the big hit.
2 weeks in authentic Afghan cave
Enjoy Local Cousine
Desert Bootcamp Training
AK 47 Training
How to make a suicide bomb
How to take a Tourist hostage
The Psychology of Beheadings
How to defend you actions with quotes from the Quaran
Then you can also offer additional weekend seminars like
- How to travel without a passport
- How to obtain a Pilot license in the US
- How to smuggle a box cutter onto an airplane
You set up a basic commission system for terrorists, which would give them the means to get out of poverty, and it would help their self-esteem, so they don't have to blow somebody up, because they feel so impoverished.
And islamic terrorism will probably completely disappear.
What you guys think?
Terror Tours - the slightly different vacation
The Alien Patriot