Chubbles wrote:killing people doesn't work, this whole beef with muslims is bigger and different than anything we've seen in our lifetimes...bombs only make shit worse, it's been proven time and time again
Actually, just the opposite has been proven time and time again. The problem arises in how many people you kill. Machiavelli understood that. The Mongols did too. Now yeah, maybe not who you want to emulate, but you pays your money and takes your chances.
What HAS been proven is that if you kill ENOUGH people, problem solved. It worked out just fine for the Mongols and their Muslim problem, but then again their solution was killing absolutely everyone in an entire region, (you didn't fuck with them). That certainly makes sure you get the guilty parties. Of course you also get their cousins, neighbors, the guys down the street, in the next town, dogs, cats, and whatever else. Which we aren't willing to do.
So yeah, killing people absolutely works, but only if you kill enough of them. Otherwise, you're wasting your time and might as well go home.
Achilles is the kind of evil that hollows out a volcano for a lair, and sends killer robots after his enemies.---Lord Simian