The terrorist – the man in the mirror
- This terrorist situation is difficult to explain
- They just want a job
- Jobs are hard to come by in much of the Middle East
Find the terrorist in you – the man in the mirror. Terrorists have been working overtime. The reports daily of car bombings, buildings being bombed, people being attacked, and people retaliating are filling up the front page of the news.
This terrorist situation is difficult to explain without a scorecard because people who are called terrorists sometimes switch sides and become partners in fighting the new terrorist group. In fact, it gets so confusing with terrorist groups calling themselves similar names that, without someone close to the action to explain it, it doesn’t make much sense most of the time.
Is the government fighting rebels? …are the rebels not really terrorists but freedom fighters? …are mercenaries coming from other countries to join the rebels terrorists, or are these mercenaries who are joining the government the terrorists? Mercenaries are on the side that pays the best. They don’t have a political or ideological agenda, they just want a job.
Jobs are hard to come by in much of the Middle East. People are uneducated, poor, and out of work. This is the perfect training and recruiting ground for any group that wants to hire someone to carry a gun, shoot other people, or blow themselves up. Since the economic and social conditions in these countries lend themselves to people becoming a member of one group of another, then it will always be a challenge to identify just which groups are terrorists, and who are the police, who’s supporting the government, who are against the government, and those who can’t make up their mind and break off into splinter groups. What will happen is that everyone fighting someone else will be called a terrorist my someone at some time.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That until the world can stop wars and sit down and talk out their problems there will always be many terrorists.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because it seems like every week you hear about some other new group that are the terrorists de jour.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: You can try to keep up with the scorecard, but we would tell you to better spend your time by looking inside yourself and eliminating any terrorist urges.
COMMENTARY: Their wrap up of this session makes me think of Michael Jackson’s song: Man in the Mirror from 1987. Michael was right when he asked us to look inside to find the solutions to the problems in our world. Do you think that mankind can be that responsible, loving and honest? That’s what it will take. Until then, humanity will be led around by those who use us perpetuating all the problems.