A SURE WAY TO END TERRORISM
Editor — It’s time to get serious about terrorism. Here’s a simple plan:
First, identify terrorist suspects. And please dispense with legal technicalities that protect the guilty, like “proof beyond reasonable doubt” and “unanimous verdict of the jury.” Civil liberties are a peacetime luxury. Am I the only one who remembers Congress declaring war?
And forget secret military tribunals: they’re irrelevant, time-consuming; a complete waste of taxpayer money. If our government suspects someone, it’s good enough for me. “Due process of law” is code for terrorist sympathizer.
Second, identify the suspects’ relatives.
Third, find those relatives and bulldoze their houses into rubble. When they resist, shoot them.
Civil-liberties fanatics complain that two wrongs don’t make a right. Attacking innocent people is unjust? Maybe so-called “innocent victims” should think twice before getting related to terrorist suspects!
Here’s the beauty of the plan: It’s already working. Israel has been doing it for years. It must be successful. When’s the last time you heard of terrorism in Israel?
I rest my case.
MARK READ PICKENS