We can win the war on terror today, or we can choose to keep losing it. The success or failure of any terror attack is dependent on the reaction of the group attacked. Thus far, we are losing the war on terror, and the latest failure was on display in the streets of Boston during this year's marathon.
According to the FBI terrorism refers to acts of violence that:
Appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.
If the intent is to instill fear in the public and/or change the policy of government, then the success of the attack depends on society's reaction to it, not the damage done by it. We can win the war on terror by simply refusing to be intimidated into changing our way of life.Read More