I think that it is just possible, if the world is willing, to fight an effective 'war' against terrorism. It would not be a war involving expensive hardware however, nothing could be less effective. The kind of approach that needs to be taken is to hunt down and destroy ALL links to ANY terrorist organisation, those whose cause we support as much as those who hate us. Make no mistake that all these groups are interwoven. We need to strangle them by destroying their finances. We (our countries) could start, by preventing people from buying diamonds from UNITA or the Sierra Leone rebels, arresting people who support NORAID and other overt support organisations, confiscating the assets and bank accounts of any person or company however legitimate, that sells or deals with these groups, the process would be incredibly complex and time consuming, but I think it has the potential to work. My main doubt is that our Governments have the guts to do it, dropping a few tons of bombs on other innocents in the hope of killing a few is so much easier and more palatable electorally.