Why war fails as a solution for terrorism

War_is_terrorism_with_a_bigger_budgetHoward Zinn on terrorism: “If a bomb is deliberately dropped on a house or a vehicle on the grounds that a ‘suspected terrorist’ is inside . . . , the resulting deaths of women and children may not be intentional. But neither are they accidental. The proper description is “inevitable.” So if an action will inevitably kill innocent people, it is as immoral as a deliberate attack on civilians. And when you consider that the number of innocent people dying inevitably in ‘accidental’ events has been far, far greater than all the deaths deliberately caused by terrorists, one must reject war as a solution for terrorism.”

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