dudejcb wrote: . We also need to take them out... but in an under the radar manner; sabre rattling only makes it worse. We need to employ a quiet sabre and quit grandstanding.
Trying to do things in an "under the radar manner" is what caused things to go from bad to worse over there during the Cold War. With todays media, and public access to the internet, there is no quiet way of doing things. Grunt_doc told me stories of attacks being made from childrens playgrounds that the enemy was videotaping in order to try to make our troops look like they were attacking schools and Mosques. The international media gets their hands on those videos, and who looks like the bad guys? Our enemies use our own media against us, and our own media is happy to do it. People over there have access to youtube just as we do, and there are no secrets anymore.
If we want to end this, we make an example out of somebody. Only we do it right. Japan chilled the frick out after we vaporized some of their prime real estate. You go in with a heavy hand, and people start falling into line. My boss at work doesn't give people an inch. There are alot of people that don't like him for it. Some people hate him. But he gets better results than any other department leader in the company, and everybody does their job, and there is no in-fighting like on other shifts and in other departments.