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EU's Solana says causes of terrorism need tackling
EUBUSINESS ^ | 09/04/04 | EUBUSINESS

Posted on 09/04/2004 10:12:08 AM PDT by Pikamax

EU's Solana says causes of terrorism need tackling

04 September 2004

Tackling terrorism requires addressing its causes and not just its results, the EU's top foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in a newspaper interview published Saturday following the bloody end to Russia's deadly school siege.

"We (Europeans) believe the problem of terrorism must be resolved not only by dealing with its effects but also by concentrating on its causes," Solana told the Corriere della Sera.

"There are old wounds in some geographical regions which as long as they are not healed will continue to create a fertile ground for terrorism to develop," he added, citing the Arab-Israeli conflict.

On Chechnya, he said the 25-nation bloc's position was clear. "In Chechnya, we have to find a formula of a political solution."

And he warned of the need to look beyond what he termed Chechen terrorism.

"We are thinking also of public displays by Chechen people who contest the climate in which they have had to live for a long time," Solana said.

On Friday, the EU refused to rush to judgment on how Russian authorities acted in the bloody end to the three-day hostage crisis in North Ossetia, but said it wanted Moscow's explanation of the tragedy.

Rescuers have recovered 210 bodies from the school in Beslan where there was a bloody standoff between hostage-takers and federal troops who stormed the building on Friday, Interfax reported.

About 1,000 hostages, many of them chilren had been held by militants said to be demanding independence for Chechnya.


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1 posted on 09/04/2004 10:12:09 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax
When my oldest was in school, there was a saying:

Do the right thing.

I suggest it be the theme of the universe.

2 posted on 09/04/2004 10:14:05 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Pikamax
The cause of terrorism is terrorists.

We need to kill the terrorists.

3 posted on 09/04/2004 10:15:02 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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To: Pikamax
Solana is an a**hole. One of the major excuse makers for "Palestinian" terror.

It's the likes of this jackass that have nutured and encouraged the Islamic butchers.

Solana can go rot in hell.

4 posted on 09/04/2004 10:16:25 AM PDT by zarf
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To: Pikamax
"We (Europeans) believe the problem of terrorism must be resolved,,, by concentrating on its causes,"

Is it possible that one of the causes of terrorism is that terroristic governments have not yet been destroyed, as the Nazis and Imperialistic Japanese regimes were?
5 posted on 09/04/2004 10:17:03 AM PDT by RonHolzwarth ("History repeats itself - first as tragedy, then as farce" - Karl Marx)
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To: Pikamax
This article is absolutely right ... we need to address the causes of terrorism.

Islamofascism is the cause of terrorism.
Islamic extremists are the perpetrators of terrorism.

Both need to be wiped from the face of the earth.
6 posted on 09/04/2004 10:18:30 AM PDT by Gerasimov (www.totels.com/Bush04 <-- Montgomery County Ohio for Bush!)
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To: Pikamax

The EU wants Moscow's explanation of the tragedy? Are they crazy? The explanation is that terrorists held children and adults hostage and killed a few hundred of them. What about mass murder does the EU not understand? The EU's 'I know nothing' stance is getting really old.


7 posted on 09/04/2004 10:18:41 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Glenn

I'm thinking your "oldest" is about 50 by now. It's been nearly that long since right was differentiated from wrong.


8 posted on 09/04/2004 10:20:19 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Pikamax

The future responses from a sKerry Presidency.
He will be a puppet for the EU.


9 posted on 09/04/2004 10:22:30 AM PDT by BurbankErnie
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To: Pikamax

European Union: "WE SURRENDER!"

Okay, problem solved.


10 posted on 09/04/2004 10:22:49 AM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Glenn
Do the right thing has different meanings to different cultures. I'm not sure I want some cultures to do what they consider the right thing.
11 posted on 09/04/2004 10:23:10 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: Pikamax
Solana appears to be asking the Coalition of the Willing
to drop nuclear weapons on him and the rest of the EU.
12 posted on 09/04/2004 10:23:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Pikamax
I'm sure we'll get touchy, feely. These poor, oppressed Muslims are only killing us because they can't get jobs to support their families.

Blush has it right. The cause is evil and evil grows under tyranny. Maybe Russia will join us now but the EU babies won't bother until the thugs attack them. Then they will be like SKerry, cry because everyone is picking on them.

13 posted on 09/04/2004 10:23:59 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Pikamax
EU's Solana says causes of terrorism need tackling

I say the causes of Euroweenie arrogance need tackling, starting with Solana.

"We (Europeans) believe the problem of terrorism must be resolved not only by dealing with its effects but also by concentrating on its causes," Solana told the Corriere della Sera.

We (Americans) believe this as well, if by "concentrating on its causes" you mean "eliminating its base". But I don't think you do. So I'll settle for addressing the problem of the terrorist's main facilitators, namely the EU.

14 posted on 09/04/2004 10:24:22 AM PDT by StoneFury
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To: Pikamax
"We (Europeans) believe the problem of terrorism must be resolved not only by dealing with its effects but also by concentrating on its causes,"
Then they need to concentrate on the religion of peace.
15 posted on 09/04/2004 10:24:57 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Pikamax
Yes there are old issues the Arabs have with the west...namely with the Europeans.

After the Arabs fought as the Allies of the Europeans to push the Turks out of the Middle East, the Europeans betrayed them by dividing up the entire Arab world for themselves. From Morocco to Iraq and Somalia, every single Arab nation came under European control:
France - Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon & Syria
Italy - Libya, Ethiopia & Somalia.
Spain - Spanish Morocco.
Britain - Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq (Including what is now Kuwait), Oman & Aden (What is now Yemen.)

There were no American colonies there...just European. So he is right...and needs to get his European buddies to start apologizing.
16 posted on 09/04/2004 10:27:20 AM PDT by dinok
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To: Mach9
I'm thinking your "oldest" is about 50 by now.

1/2 of that, actually. He took a lesson from it and I'm damn proud of him for it.

17 posted on 09/04/2004 10:27:29 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: StoneFury
The EU's leaders upset as they were CAUSING more terrorism throughout the 90's
and to the present day by fuding one of the EU's greatest serial-mass-murderers.
The EU has funded and thus CAUSED hundreds of thousand of murders and causalties.


18 posted on 09/04/2004 10:28:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Pikamax

Of course, the EU condemns regime change as a method of "tackling" terrorism.

Actually, Mr Solana, I suspect the word "tackling" is a bit too violent and may offend your EEE-UUU constituents. Perhaps flag football techniques are a better comparison.


19 posted on 09/04/2004 10:28:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: abclily
"Are they crazy?"

This is a WWII redux. The Americans and the Russians are going to have to work together again to save the world. In WWII it was the Nazi menace. This time it is the Islamic menace. In my opinion all of Western Europe is auditioning for the role of Switzerland in the upcoming conflict. Play both sides. Stay neutral. Wait for the winner to be determined.

But the joke is ultimately on the Euro-whores. If the Americans and Russians do not prevail, they Europeans are going to really regret it.

20 posted on 09/04/2004 10:31:26 AM PDT by trek
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To: Pikamax
"We (Europeans) believe the problem of terrorism must be resolved not only by dealing with its effects but also by concentrating on its causes,"

BITE ME, SOLANA

21 posted on 09/04/2004 10:31:40 AM PDT by inkling
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To: Pikamax
Those wacky Euro's. Always looking for weaselly political solutions for things which can't be solved through talk. They are the poster children for the old adage about following the same approach repeatedly and expecting different result. And to think, they used to refer to the USA as "The Children" because they thought we we naive. I guess their problem is age related dementia.

LBT

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22 posted on 09/04/2004 10:34:26 AM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Pikamax
"...we have to find a formula of a political solution."

Hasn't worked. Won't work---yet. First, you have to go in and beat the hell out of them (attitude adjustment, aka Germany and Japan of the early last century). Then you give them the option of joining the civilized world in a civilized manner, or get the hell beat out of them again....and again...and again.

They only understand strength through power and force. They perceive appeasement as weakness. They will fight against enemies they perceive as weak.

EU's top foreign policy chief Javier Solana would have applauded Chamerlain and decried Churchill.
23 posted on 09/04/2004 10:37:41 AM PDT by TomGuy (His VN crumbling, he says 'move on'. So now, John Kerry is running on Bob KerrEy's Senate record.)
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To: trek

You are exactly right. The US and Russia will probably be working more closely together from now on to fight World War IV. God bless all of our soldiers and their families.


25 posted on 09/04/2004 10:47:53 AM PDT by abclily
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To: zarf

"Solana can go rot"

Yup! These socialist pukes nurture and promote palestinian terrorism and then act piously surprised when there are terrorist acts. When are we going to wake up to the fact that certain European nations are waging a proxy terrorist war against us?

Hey Solana, quit supporting terrorism and maybe there will be less of it -jerk!


26 posted on 09/04/2004 10:58:47 AM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: abclily
"God bless all of our soldiers and their families."

Amen!

27 posted on 09/04/2004 11:55:55 AM PDT by trek
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To: Diogenesis

I would love to be the one to put a bullet into Arafat's diseased skull.


28 posted on 09/04/2004 12:00:58 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Pikamax
Tackling terrorism requires addressing its causes and not just its results, the EU's top foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in a newspaper interview published Saturday following the bloody end to Russia's deadly school siege.

Mecca + Medina = 2 sheets of glass. Causes addressed.

29 posted on 09/04/2004 12:01:15 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: Pikamax
Tackling terrorism requires addressing its causes

Quran?
30 posted on 09/04/2004 1:47:10 PM PDT by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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