Collateral damage part 2

Estimates of collateral damage from US air and drone strikes vary widely, but one of the lowest ones I have seen recently was 15. We kill 15 innocents for every terrorist that we kill. Think about that for a while. Every one of those 15 have friends and family who will mourn them. Say that totals 100 people who knew/loved the deceased. Out of those 100 mourners, two or more decide to seek revenge for the death of the loved one. That means we create two or more terrorists for every one we kill. Kill 1000 terrorists and create 2000 or more. That is no way to win the war on terror. We cannot kill away the problem of terror, which is a tactic that the weak use to confront the strong. We must seek other means to defeat terrorism. Makes sense to me.

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