Again. And again. And again, and again, and again, and a fucking again. It has never hit the mainstream, so I will say it here: We cannot win the war on terror with sheer military might. The invasions in Middle East are not doing it. They made, and that has not hit the mainstream either, terrorists only stronger. It boosted their ranks, their morale, their financial situation. It only helped them. It made them stronger, better and more violent. Not only seeable by IS. I think we’ve created ourselves a problem we ourselves cannot solve. And to be honest: I have no answer or solution myself. Only indications. Like propaganda, psychological warfare or demoralization. How do we achieve this? I have no clue. Such attacks will plague us as long as we don’t find a proper solution. Why do we have all these alliances and joint forces when there is no one capable of finding a solution? It is pathetic. We will only prolong and prolong the problem until … well, until all of the Middle East has been bombed to dust. (But even that won’t stop them.)
I don’t even know whom I personally should hate now. The U.S.? The CIA? Other parties involved? They all suck equally. They all do not seem to really care for the war on terror. All we, the people, can say is: Wow. Less freedom, more control and surveillance. Anti-terror-laws and acts. Cameras, AI based analysis, drones, rendition flights, torture in black sites. (Or wherever they torture.) Cases not based in Western jurisdiction and camps and mourning parents loosing a fallen son or daughter. Every person involved owes these victims of your war on terror. This war has never been a war on terror, but a war on freedom. We have to accept biometrical databanks, passenger flight record and secret services being less accountable and less controlled by their parliaments than ever before. No, we won’t win this war on terror like this. This war will rage on forever.