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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    11 Oct '13 21:21
    News reports are out that one of the most senior leaders of the Taliban has been captured. If true, this could further diminish the Taliban's influence and ability to carry out it's attacks.

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-says-captured-top-pakistani-taliban-leader-182959365.html
  2. Standard member empovsun
    Adepto 'er perfectu
    12 Oct '13 01:25
    Originally posted by bill718
    News reports are out that one of the most senior leaders of the Taliban has been captured. If true, this could further diminish the Taliban's influence and ability to carry out it's attacks.

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-says-captured-top-pakistani-taliban-leader-182959365.html
    They'll just get another leader. It's hard to vanquish an ideal...
  3. 12 Oct '13 03:55
    Originally posted by empovsun
    They'll just get another leader. It's hard to vanquish an ideal...
    It does impact their organization and influence.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    12 Oct '13 15:50
    Originally posted by bill718
    News reports are out that one of the most senior leaders of the Taliban has been captured. If true, this could further diminish the Taliban's influence and ability to carry out it's attacks.

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-says-captured-top-pakistani-taliban-leader-182959365.html
    In order to eliminate the possibility of terrorist attacks, an all-encompassing police state would be required. The cure would be far worse than the disease. It is therefore necessary that terrorist attacks always be possible, although hopefully without being actuated.
  5. 12 Oct '13 17:14
    Originally posted by rwingett
    In order to eliminate the possibility of terrorist attacks, an all-encompassing police state would be required. The cure would be far worse than the disease. It is therefore necessary that terrorist attacks always be possible, although hopefully without being actuated.
    I doubt that an all-encompassing police state would be sufficient. I do think that education and a reduction of poverty goes a long way towards reducing the amount of terrorism that actually happens.