Here is a document published on OpenDemocracy (= vibrant open journalism under a Creative Commons framework) earlier this month. It is a report from an imaginary consultancy company specializing in geostrategic matters. The report contains recommendations to Al-Quaida for achieving their stated strategic objectives of disrutping the western world and asserting their own influence. Interestingly, the report shows how the current policies of the western world are actually ctalyzing and supporting the objectives of terrorists. Something that is clear when considering the rise of islamic extremism on the political scenes of the Arab world.
Bombs don't build democracies. Unilateralism breeds violence. Dissent promotes democracy. Period.
Enjoy the reading. Download 20060201_OpenDemocracy_SwishReport.pdf