Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

There are no easy answers.

Tens - if not hundreds - of millions of people are daily told it is not just acceptable but desirable to kill themselves in suicide attacks to protect their religion from anyone who disagrees with it.

And there is nothing we can do - or not do - to fundamentally change this. Change can only come from within and that will only happen once the costs of allowing these teachings to go on becomes too high for the countries and organizations supporting them.

Before then, though, the world will have increasing numbers of terrorist attacks and, eventually, nuclear devices will be exploded throughout the world, including within the United States. And, unfortunately, it will likely have to come before any real change can come.

As for what to do about this? I have no idea.

I'm only glad I am not the one who has to make these decisions. Because not only are there no easy answers - but there may be no answers - at all - that are within our control.

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