From the blog “Thoughts On Freedom”
“Actually, going back to my list from an earlier post, there should only be two points that the Australian state should be involved in keeping to a minimum:
Is this Halfweeg guy showing up at GOOD QUEEN Skeptics COURT?
He sounds like a promising young fellow.
“Since the violent aspect of terrorism is simply murder under a different name. People should be free to rile against whomever they like, they can even freely express their admiration of terrorists in foreign lands if they wish, but as soon as they start supporting with money or effort criminal activities, they should feel the full force of the law.”
The full force of the law?
Our legal system wouldn’t be able to handle it if we didn’t attack regimes and put the leadership into a fear and trembling. Now the Americans have wiped two regimes off the map. One important to terrorism and the other not important except as a staging area.
But most significantly they’ve surrounded the worst and most direct terrorist state.
So it might be that you can imagine that we simply find the INDIVIDUALS who are handing money to front organisations and throw the book at them. And by the way I rather like the way you work through these issues. Its like watching someone thinking out loud but nonetheless you are rather good at it.
But the fact is that the major culprits are the regimes.
And if THEY WANT TERRORISM TO GO FORWARD it will go forward no matter what proscriptions to their behaviour we get them to sign up to.
We have to make them NOT WANT TERRORISM TO HAPPEN.
The best was to do that comes from the least good Dirty Harry movie. That is to say the Dead Pool.
I call this CO-OPTION.
Or the CO-OPTION BULL.
We send three bulls into the China-shop to win terrorism and one of them is the BULL THEY CALL CO-OPTION.
Harry was getting trouble from the mob. And the mob boss was in jail. So Harry shows up with this ridiculously big black man and has a TALK to the old man.
And this black man is Grid-Iron BIG and Basketball tall. And body-builder muscular.
And Harry tells the Don that if anything happens to him the big guy (his new cell-mate) won’t be happy.
So anyhow Harry is out going on a Jog. And the camera is following Harry jogging,
Suddenly Harry darts one way and then darts another. And out of a clear blue sky he starts beating these two dudes in suits up.
And he’s fair pummelling these dudes and it seems like its nothing to do with the plot or the jog or anything.
And when he’s bashed them good and proper he asks these guys what are they up to?
And it appears the MOB…..
HAS SENT OUT MUSCLE TO MAKE SURE THAT HARRY LEADS A LONG LIVE AND DIES OF OLD AGE IN HIS BED.
This is the bull of co-option. And he is necessary as the other two to make sure that terrorism is ended.
So you see its not enough to have border patrol and in fact border patrol is not what you want.
You WANT agents of the Iranians coming into Iraq.
You want them coming in to STOP rather then assist the killing.
This is the BULL OF CO-OPTION.
WE BOMB ON RESULTS. WE BOMB THEM NOT FOR WHAT THEY DO BUT FOR WHO THEY ARE. AND IN DOING SO WE CHANGE WHO THEY ARE.