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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:33 AM

NY Times - Russia Shows What Happens When Terrorists’ Families Are Targeted

I guess we now know that there is more to Trump's Russia fetish than first thought. In addition to expressing admiration for Putin, which is not unique among Republicans, Trump is not alone as a fan of this war crime.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/world/europe/russia-chechnya-caucasus-terrorists-families.html?_r=0

MOSCOW — Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, was widely condemned when he called for the United States to “take out the families” of terrorists.

His approach — even after he clarified that he was not talking about killing the relatives — was dismissed by many as immoral and unlawful. Yet, it is the very tactic that Russia has pursued for decades.

It is the signature, though officially unacknowledged, policy behind Moscow’s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategies, and Russia’s actions in smashing a Muslim separatist rebellion in the Caucasus provide a laboratory for testing Mr. Trump’s ideas.

The family ties that bind in terrorist groups came into focus last week after the police in Brussels disclosed that two of the three suicide bombers in the attacks there were brothers, Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui. All told, analysts estimate that a third of the participants in terrorist acts are related to another attacker.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:38 AM

1. Isreal has used the demolition of the familys house as punishment

 

but not killing them.

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:53 AM

2. Yet we never know where untrod roads lead, or what fate awaits. . .


The Children of Lidice

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:13 AM

3. What happens is unjust war

and nothing makes "winning" a war harder than waging it with injustice, or cruelty; you become the wrong side, and the basic innate morality of each individual human being speaks up and acts or wishes for your defeat.

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