Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The struggle against terrorism is not a war

Today's must-read: Paul Buchanan on how Fighting terrorism is a matter of law enforcement. Which makes the simple point that regardless of their political objectives, acts of terror are crimes (murder, kidnapping, criminal damage), and should be approached as such. The current approach of waging a "war" on terror doesn't just undermine our freedoms and risk turning us into the sort of society we should rightfully rebel against - it plays right into the hands of terrorists by turning the state into their biggest recruiter. In other words, its not just wrong, its also stupid.