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."