Studies reveal that terror organisations barely ever reach their goals – but are experts in lengthening conflicts into the infinite. So if you really want to get what you are striving for, the last thing you want to do is grab a gun.
But despite their chronically lack of success, how can terror groups be so die-hard at the same time? The implication is that, since getting closer to the official aim is obviously not what’s most important, something else is. So while you waste your time (and, possibly, limbs), some warlord is getting rich and powerful on your effort. I would take any bet that both the most high-ranked PKK or AKP leaders own much more cars than the average drone fighting for them ever drove.
Sadly, fueling pointless conflicts for the sake…
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