The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 101


‘US citizen carries out first suicide attack in Syria’

‘Administration officials said the proposed mission would be aligned with, but not necessarily part of a new $5 billion counterterrorism initiative that Obama announced in his speech.’

US citizen carries out suicide attack in Syria | The Times of Israel

$5 billion! Is this really the going rate for the prevention of terrorism at the moment? If so, then it seems to be increasing exponentially and almost day by day.

Perhaps, in the light of such a vast outlay of taxpayer dollars, this might be a good time to put forward a far less costly enterprise, one of more than sufficient muscle to get the job done but nowhere near the expenditure currently being expended in doing battle with the bad guys. – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’


In a world still emerging from almost a decade of economic austerity, there may well be some significant financial benefit for everyone in pursuing other measures where the fight against terrorism is concerned. And, ultimately, these may come to supersede conventional ways and means that have yet to deal effectively with what is now such a widespread and pressing issue.





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