Fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals…
I’ve been saying for a long time that [tag]the British[/tag] have had a much more enlightened conception of [tag]Al Qaeda[/tag] than the US. Well, now it’s official.
“The words ‘war on terror’ will no longer be used by the British government to describe attacks on the public, the country’s chief prosecutor said Dec. 27.
“Sir Ken Macdonald said terrorist fanatics were not soldiers fighting a war but simply members of an aimless ‘death cult.’”
The story goes on to say, in reference to the most recent terrorist activity in the UK:
“’The people who were murdered on July 7 were not the victims of war. The men who killed them were not soldiers,’ Macdonald said. ‘They were fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals and need to be responded to in that way.’”
Yup. That’s it. The folks who flew planes into the World Trade Center in NY on 9/11/01 were criminals, not soldiers. You cannot fight criminals with an army. You fight them with law enforcement – investigation, evidence gathering, arrests, prosecution and incarceration. And by calling these people what they are – fanatics, narcissists, murderers and criminals – you give them their proper status. By referring to them in any sort of context of warfare you elevate their importance in the world and dignify what they’re doing.
Maybe someone in the Democrats’ camp will pick this one up and run with it. We can only hope.