Why we’ll never win the war on terror
Teenagers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have grown up with an unending conflict with the United States. They have have friends and family members killed by US actions. In the cases of Iraq and Afghanistan, they have never not known occupying forces on the ground.
Some US based private contractors have committed atrocities in their country, and have seen no justice carried out.
And someone has shown them a way to strike back.
Stress brings out the worst in people.
Some of the personality changes that Mental health professionals see regularly in people under sustained stress include irritability, hostility, frustration, anger, aggressive feelings and behavior.
They have never known anything but stress.
There is no way they can heal until our stress is removed. We will not remove the stress until they stop wanting to kill us.
If our answer is to bomb them into submission, it will be Genocide.