Fighting Terrorism means one must first understand what a Terrorist is
by admitting he or she is one. Then progress can be made.
Until then, all the bombs and bullets achieve nothing.
Friday, April 9,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 940
Death & Destruction--The Wine Of Terrorism
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--April 9, 2004 -- I felt time
freeze as I read and reread the horror of the First Marine Division
fighting in hand-to-hand combat through the streets of Fallujah's
hovers over the remains of two Americans charred beyond
In the weeks of fighting, 40
Marines have died and estimated 300 Iraqi civilians following the
massacre of American contractors whose mutilated bodies were dragged
through the city and hanged in a show of horror for the world to view.
This death and destruction is the wine of
man holds up sign: "Falluhah, Cemetery Of The Americans"
Guerrilla warfare is alive and
well, just as it was when I fought the Viet Cong in Vietnam more than
three decades ago. Such wars are like dragging your finger
through a bucket of water--no matter how hard you try to make a dent
in the surface the gravity fills the trough so that nothing you do
seems to have any impact.
The current word for "guerrilla" is
"insurgents," which is code for "Terrorists."
These "insurgents" also recently captured a host of civilian
prisoners, including three Japanese. They broadcast
pictures of the blindfolded and bound captives kneeling with guns to
their heads and knives to their throats demanding that Japan remove
its troops from Iraq or the prisoners will be mutilated and killed.
The war in Iraq isn't going well.
Terrorism seems to be gaining an upper
In America, the same is true.
Politicians are dragging the dead body of
Terrorism through the streets and hanging its corpse by the yardarm of
public opinion in hopes the maggots crawling on the remains of the
nearly 3,000 dead will bear the names of the current administration
and cause people to lapidate their frustration at President Bush and
his anti-Terror Team's credibility.
Killing the Sentinel of
Vigilance, and all the forces seeking to expunge Terrorism, is the
goal of the Beast of Terror. If Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency can overpower Courage, Conviction and Right Actions that
benefit the Children's Children's Children, then Terrorism wins.
It lives to haunt the world another day. It roars and
beats its chest in victory.
Eleven Commission investigates the causes of Nine Eleven
The 9-11 Commission investigating the causes of the
Terrorist attack in an attempt to find fault with the Administration
is doing its best to undermine the credibility of the Bush Terror Team
and to lay blame on the past so that the future efforts to fight
Terrorism will be crippled, muddied and rendered lame.
The intent isn't much different
than the Iraqis taking hostages and pointing guns to their heads or
placing knives at their throats. One Terrorizes
another by inflicting Fear, Intimidation and Complacency.
Blaming others for the past in an attempt to smear their present
efforts to do the right thing is a form of proctology rather than
therapy. It examines the bile rather than
manufacturing of new blood cells, and de-evolves rather than evolves
the maturity of a people to stand up to Terrorism.
The fragility of a
public's understanding of Terrorism is based on a presumption that
Terrorism exists outside the individual viewing it.
Only when the observer of Terrorism realizes that he or she can and
is, in varying degrees, equal to or potentially similar to the most
horrible of Terrorists, does the impact of how to fight Terrorism
really come to focus.
When one realizes he or she
could put a gun to a kneeling person's head and threaten to blow it
off, or, set a bomb under a vehicle filled with troops, or mutilate
and hang the bodies of non-combatants in a public square does the worm
turn and the mirror reflect the true power of Terrorism--that is a
seed within that needs to be contained, quashed, bound and gagged.
The neglect of
a child's feelings can be Terror
The average person doesn't equate the neglect of a child's
feelings as torture. A harried mother or father far too busy to
sit with a child and learn about the child's fears, intimidations and
complacencies is similar to, yet in a lesser degree, a Terrorist
"insurgent" holding a gun to a Japanese prisoner's head in Iraq.
Parents who cannot
recite their children's Fears, Intimidations and Complacencies are
blind to the child's blindfolds, unaware of the scales that keep the
child pretending to see when all the time there is nothing but a void.
Of course there are more
obvious signs of Terrorism by parents such as statements like:
"I wish you weren't born," or, "too bad you're not as pretty as, or as
smart as..." Or, "Don't bother me, don't you see I'm
busy." Or a host of other small barbs that shoot into a child's
heart and eventually turn the child into "emotionally tortured victim"
who pretends to be happy but inside is a prisoner seeking freedom from
the bondage of parental emotional torture.
Only when we all
understand and vow to fight our own Beasts of Terror can we truly
appreciate the Beast of Terror we see outside of us.
Then we know what its real purpose it, and then we can fight it.
Bullets and bombs won't
When Americans and other
citizens of the world become Citizens and Parents of Vigilance, the
world's battle against Terrorism will begin to be won.
Until that day, all that will be achieved is more lapidation--more
hurling of rocks at one another in hopes blame will stick rather than
Don't throw rocks.
Take the Pledge of Vigilance today.
April 7-8--100 Years
of Vigilance Over Terrorism--Times Square