Terrorism is something that everyone on this planet of ours has to live with, day in day out. It has been around humanity for a long time and will sadly continue in the foreseeable future.  There are many arguments about why it happens and what possible solutions there are to stop it.  What one person considers to be a terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.  Arguments about right and wrong get smothered by attacks and counter-attacks.  More people get injured and killed. This only keeps hatred and the hunger for revenge going. I just wish it would all stop. Call me naïve. I want to believe that if people are treated with respect about their culture and beliefs, that ways can be found to stop this.  Call me a dreamer. We all live on this planet, and we have to learn to get along with each other. We must find a way to work together for the good of humanity. I believe this is no cake walk, but it is doable.  We need to get to the root cause of the terrorist problem, find out what it is and solve it. We need to ask ourselves is the money we are spending now, bringing us closer to resolving this issue? Are there other ways that could bring a better solution without the loss of life? The men and women in uniform, who should have our respect  are doing their job serving their country to protect us all from terrorism and a lot of civilians are paying the price for our lack of alternatives. We all have a role to play to find a solution. What about if there was an International or National structure created along the lines of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ensure that all people who were victims of Terrorism and terrorists who renounce violence could go to. Could this be a way to go forward towards achieving resolution?

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