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Military (All countries) VS Terrorism. Who has the better chance?
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kdude992
Feb 04, 2007
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The government military has a better chance of beating terrorism because:


thales
Feb 04, 2007
1 convinced
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Sure, terrorism is almost impossible to completely root out. Still, I don't see much evidence that terrorism can topple well-established governments, either. I think a stalemate is the most likely outcome.

 
knoxjs
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: kdude992

dont wanna sound un-American.

 
alexkreuz
Jul 06, 2008
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Rebuttal to: jamgen Show

"No, I am not calling Americans terrorists."

Oh but they were. They tarred and feathered any low level employees of the British empire and the population loyal to the King in order to vent their frustration against the King whom they couldn't touch since they didn't have the "military technology" to reach him.

Why you were considered a Son of Liberty, a Patriot, if you terrorizes those who were loyal to the King.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/1774_lynching.jpg

God forbid you should compare Patriots to those whom they hate the most, terrorists, when they both attempt to change government policy through terrorizing those loyal to the government.

 
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Terrorism has a beter chance of beating government millitary because:


kmarion
Feb 04, 2007
2 convinced
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How can a military defeat an abstract idea?

 
knoxjs
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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Think of the fat man with his bureaucracy, compared to the skinny man who...well is a bit crazy...and has bombs....skinny doode is completely going to pwn.

 
kdude992
Feb 04, 2007
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The first thing that terrorism probably has the better advantage in is the fact that they can do pretty much whatever they want while the government is restricted in a bunch of things (like taking chances of killing a hostage). By the way, I'm not supporting terrorism, but rather trying to acknowledge that it's tough fighting it and we probably need to try a lot harder or develop new ways.

 
kdude992
Feb 04, 2007
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Government is trying their best but it's not effective. America (called the greatest country eva) vs Iraq (a simple minded country with a single-religion, smaller in size). Who's winning? How long? Casualties? America's public enemy number one has escaped. Hard to believe but it ruined our reputation by a billion. Russia is probably going to end up as the great country. We got Five Main parties.
1. America (CIA) of the western hemisphere.
2. Russia (KGB) of the eastern/northern hemisphere.
3. China (???) of the eastern hemisphere.
4. Terrorism (any political point ending in casualty. IRA, IRAQ, etc.)
5. Every Neutral Party.

1,2,3 are pretty much secret competitors. N. Korea saw this list and felt that they should have their own place as a number 6 but they haven't gotten there yet. Everyone besides the neutral part is competing for world order of some sort or at least to stop a country from world order. Iraq has religious war against us which made it's whole country's population hate us. America has about 310 million people of different religions. Out of everyone who isn't religious or a different religion that is not catholic has no real reason to fight in the war. Since Iraq only has one religion and it made a holy war against us, everyone in Iraq of the Islamic religion would be forced to be against the United States. Religion beats country pride any day so if Bush said "Let us Catholics defend our rightful place in the world!", then every catholic would have a greater motivation then "America is our country and we shall defend it." A multi religion government just isn't as functional or uni-motivated as Iraq was.

 
jamgen
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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I think what people are trying to say (which I agree with) is that terrorists use guerilla tactics, against which traditional militaries are near to useless.
Terrorist troops get to choose where the fights happen, and when, and with what weapons, PLUS they get the element of surprise. And EVERYONE knows that backstab confers a big damage bonus.

For historical reference, see: the American Revolutionary War. No, I am not calling Americans terrorists, but remember that they had fewer numbers and used unconventional warfare to win a battle that they had no right to win, power-wise, against a pretty impressive army.

jamgen

 
m3thod
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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You like democracy? Would you blow yourself up for it?
How do you beat people that die for THEIR belief?


 
boryenka
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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Terrorism has no identity, uniform, or flag - and people wiling to sacrifice themselves without regard for who they take with them.

The US has to abide by the Geneva Convention.

 
mindsend
Feb 04, 2007
0 convinced
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Governments rise and fall but terrorism is always around in one form or another.

 
eggwoman
Jan 29, 2008
0 convinced
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im kinda both ways, but its impossible to beat an enemy that won't stop. Like Vietnam.



 


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