Drugs and Terror: Morphing an Old Failure into a New War
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In this paper the author examines the endless war on drugs and terror and looks at the possible links between the two. He examines the rumors that after 9/11, Afghan drugs proffered by bin Laden's networks had been planted to glut the world market. The author highlights how in his opinion, the fight against terrorism which essentially focuses on direct action, is as doomed to failure as the now-fading war on drugs. He believes that attacking the terror cells is not the solution and the greater threat is those that finance terror who are never traced or caught. The paper also criticizes governments, who he admonishes for lacking focus, and having too many interests with no clear goals in mind. With this in mind the author concludes that those who succeed and achieve their goals are the ones who have a clear aim and purpose.
From the Paper:"Though the fight against terrorism essentially focuses on direct action, it is as doomed to failure as the now-fading war on drugs. The American anti-terrorist effort currently focuses primarily on Al Qaeda, which operates through separate cells in different countries around the world. According to Marshall Billingslea (2003), "Al'Qaida is perhaps best viewed as part of a spider web. At the center of the web are a number of terrorist groups - dozens actually, of varying sizes with varying agendas. Al'Qaida and [and its proxies include groups] such as the IMU in Uzbekistan, and Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia, and Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, and EIJ in Egypt, Algerian groups such as the Salafist Group for Combat and Prayer, Chechen and other radical groups." Billingslea goes on to say, "The spider web of loosely-organized terror groups has no single, integrated command structure."
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