The view of many (mainly lefties) in the western world that terrorists cannot be defeated is an odd one and if true means we are in for one sad future. The reasoning, as can be seen here or by watching cable news, is that if a terrorist organization is attacked, its popularity soars along with its recruits making it even stronger than before. In other words, heads the terrorists win. Meanwhile, they freely crash planes into buildings, launch rockets, kidnap soldiers, send suicide bombers to cafes and all we can do is smile apparently. In all seriousness, what can be done then? Sit back and take the attacks, negotiate and give them Gaza or southern Lebanon in return for peace? As history shows, by doing nothing we allow the terrorist organizations to grow in strength as they show the disaffected masses in their own country that while they may not be able to provide jobs or clean water (just like their governments) they can at least lick the hated powerful countries (unlike their governments). Sure we can bribe them for a time. In exchange for Gaza I think Hamas waited a day or so before launching rockets into Israel. So tails we lose.
If this world view is correct then we may as well get used to the world as the terrorists desire it since nothing we can do will defeat them. Fight them they grow stronger, appease them they grow stronger, ignore them they grow stronger. My only question then is, why not fight them? Why wait around for them to become so strong (by say storing 12,000 or more rockets) or even nuclear armed in the future? In the terrorist worldview our only role is to die. Since according to the left nothing we do can stop them, might we may as well go out standing on our feet like this Italian hero rather than curled up sobbing and begging next to our grave? Of course I am fervently opposed to the lefty world view, I’m just pointing out that even if it is correct I’d still rather we fight the terrorists.
There is also a good exchange in the comments section that I think expands fairly well on the idea behind this post.