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Subject: The policy of no negotiation with terrorists
woz    7/27/2004 2:09:25 PM
The policy of no negotiation with terrorists has been around for a long time, and not just in the US. Why all of a sudden are we seeing countries capitulating to terrorist demands? The intuative knowledge that it just encourages more and worse seems to not function anymore, what is going on?
 
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sentinel28a    RE:The policy of no negotiation with terrorists   7/27/2004 6:32:46 PM
The same policy that governed Europe in the 1930s vis a vis Italy and Germany: the idea that if you feed the tiger, he won't eat you. It didn't work then, it won't work now.
 
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woz    RE:The policy of no negotiation with terrorists   7/28/2004 3:41:18 PM
yeah, but its been understood since that time that you take a stick to the tiger(to use your analogy) when he misbehaves and feed him if he's good. So why?
 
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