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Terrorism: As it Escalates, Who Must Shoulder The Greatest Blame?

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*Stop supporting dictatorships and repressive militaries; cease U.S. involvement in the internal affairs and elections in other countries.

*Conform to international rule of law; stop the violation of borders and air space of sovereign nations; end the associated drone strikes.

*Reinstitute the use of diplomacy and cooperation instead of military hubris.

*Return NATO to its original role as a defensive force for North Atlantic nations.

*Convert massive U.S. military funding into important domestic needs and positive, constructive projects in various countries.

*Return America to being a symbol of peace and leadership in the world.

Without a doubt those who control Washington D.C., who have been the proliferators and facilitators of these ongoing wars to control oil and to generate more profits for the nation's defense industry and weapons manufacturers would fight against any such recommendations with all their might; so the probability of this happening is not great.

We can only hope that, at some point in time, somehow, some way this government will undergo a massive awakening and realize that to continue in this direction is an exercise in futility and one that will surely fail. Sadly, it may take more of these terrorist attacks to convince these leaders to rethink what they are doing. Or, perhaps, when the cost of the massive U.S. military empire becomes unsustainable, and there is no other alternative, enlightened thinking may finally prevail and this country will change its strategies, its objectives and turn in a new direction.

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