Only when the moderate terrorists have been fully appeased will the extremist terrorists be defeated.
In other news, if you give the scorpion a ride across the river, he will sting you for such is his nature. Oh officially, the terrorists doing the killing are the "extremist" Muslim terrorists of Abu Sayyaf, not the moderate Muslim terrorists of MILF, and giving Muslim terrorists their own autonomous territory will help fight the extremists who will now have a state of their own to train in.
3 soldiers have been killed in an attack by al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants in the southern Philippines. The three were members of the army's intelligence unit on the southern island of Basilan and had left their barracks to buy food
Caber blamed Abu Sayyaf for the attack, saying it could be trying to goad the military into attacks on the eve of the expected signing of a peace agreement with another Muslim group.
"This is the work of the Abu Sayyaf to spoil the signing" of the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Manila on Monday, he said.
The 12,000-strong MILF is to sign a "framework agreement" with the government laying down the blueprint for the creation of an autonomous region by 2016.
This is the really great thing about signing a peace agreement with terrorists. Once the agreement is signed, then every single Muslim terrorist attack becomes a plot to sabotage the appeasement treaty. And the only way to defeat the terrorists is through more appeasement.
Only when the moderate terrorists have been fully appeased will the extremist terrorists be defeated. A small reminder that people are routinely locked up in psychiatric hospitals for patterns of thinking a good deal less crazy than those underlying the policies of major nations.