- - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Terrorist attacks can be deterred by increasing the price the terrorists pay for their actions. As it stands, terrorists willingly commit these atrocities, confident that their actions and subsequent suicide will gain them respect, martyrdom and a spot in heaven. In other words, they pay very little for their actions because they believe they are justified, and they only kill themselves (in addition to all the “infidels,” of course).

How can we increase the price they pay? From now on, we should tell all terrorists that by committing such a heinous act, they have condemned all their relatives — mom, dad, brother, sister, wife, kids, etc. Should they commit the act, we will locate and kill these relatives. Under this policy, the terrorists will realize that there is a high price indeed for terrorism.

Is this solution barbaric? Sure. But so is firing a machine gun indiscriminately into a crowd of innocents, and then killing more by detonating a bomb strapped to oneself. This has to be stopped.

In war, you weaken the enemy any way you can. This proposal would be quite effective and terrorists would certainly think hard before committing another assault on humanity.

MATT TAYLOR



Cincinnati

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