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The Libertarian Response to Terrorism

"though I confess that I’m puzzled by the inaction on that front even though one imagines that 99 percent of Muslims don’t support terrorism." While so few are actually "terrorists" and more supply money to those terrorists, a huge number nod their heads and say under their breath "that's what you get for messing with us"...while smiling back at you and saying "what else can I get for you, have a nice day". More of them are turning a blind eye than you could possibly imagine and they disagree with the methods for themselves...but they're not going to lift a finger to help stop it.
Texas Chris Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 7:43 AM
The mistake is in thinking that a government and a military can solve the problem. Neither can.

It's going to take two things in conjunction: Capitalism and Christianity. Make them fat, happy, and lazy, and they won't run around with pressure cookers and AK-47s.
T.C.7 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 11:59 AM
To Texas Chris: You sound like a jerk!
T.C.7 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 5:33 AM
Spot on, Michael. Also...

There's "a huge number" who listen to crazy Imans, who encourage terrorism.

I’ve received several variations of this question since starting my “Question of the Week” series. Having never studied the terrorism issue, I’ve been ignoring those queries.

But I got several new emails on the topic after what happened in Boston, so I’m answering simply to make one point. There’s no way to create a perfectly safe, risk-free society.

That being said – and with the caveat that I have no expertise in this field, here are some random thoughts on the topic.

Libertarians want less interventionism around the world, and perhaps that will reduce hostility against the...