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Jim the Bart BS: Economic Roots of Terrorism (30) RE: BS: Economic Roots of Terrorism 12 Oct 01

Venture Capitalism is the result of a specific, western mode of thought. It works for me in the realm of developing and exploiting the resources of an area. It falls flat for me in the realms of distribution of wealth, fostering of human capital and stewardship of natural resources.

There are lot's of arguments for it and agin it, but whether or not we like it is beside the point. There is little chance that it is a mode of thought that will be embraced by fundamentalist Muslims. Our choice is to eliminate them, either by force of arms or by discrediting them to the point where their power base is depleted enough to make them irrelevant.

It is not about faith, it is not about good or bad, and it is not about right or wrong. It is about power. Can we - through either military intervention or economic influence - achieve real power in that area of the world? I guess we shall see.

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