Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Economics and Security march hand in hand against terrorism

Not too surprising, since governments are created and paid for by economies as an insurance policy. Economics ultimately will eradicate terrorism, since people commonly want an improved quality of life - which Islamofascism doesn't supply in any means. Warfare is only needed (preferably as a threat only) to preserve the rule of commerce, which is unwritten but senior to the rule of law.

Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog:

"If you had described to me last week the big scenario in which thousands of U.S. troops would be streaming into Pakistan on short notice, I would have figured some sort of terrorist strike in the United States triggering a knee-jerk intervention to roust out Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda in NW Pakistan as a sign of 'will.'

Instead, Pakistan suffers a huge earthquake and guess which country will probably end up sending in the most stuff and people? Of course, the Americans, as always.

And so this earthquake perhaps becomes a turning point for far more positive security relations between our two countries (already rather strong and yet also rather tense too, as evidenced by my assumed scenario above--I mean, who else would you consider invading if OBL pulled off something big in the U.S. tomorrow?), just like it did between the U.S. and Indonesia following the Tsunamis."

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