Re: “Questions arise over police tactics in bomb plot bust,” July 9.
It seems Western society, and/or humanity, generally reacts to criminal acts themselves and disregards possible motives for those acts – indeed, knowledge that could perhaps prevent future monstrous conduct.
Rather than spout the seemingly only acceptable reply to the emotionally and politically charged topic of terrorism – i.e. unconditional condemnation – cannot civilized society find the courage to look beyond violent persons’ atrocious acts, however abhorrent, and more at the violent offenders’ motivations for committing the acts, such as morally and/or ethically corrupt world foreign policy?
By opening up our minds wide, we may possibly learn how to prevent future offences of the kind.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.