I am no expert on how to fight terrorism...But I am very sure, root cause of 'Jihad' is some Islamic leaders enslaving most young muslim's psyche by limiting their thinking to absolute hatred and contempt for other religions. I surfed around and read this piece on the web..
"Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it, while others won't even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise (and those 72 virgins) and doomed to hell. Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines by; you guessed it, Muslim extremists. So General Pershing captured 50 terrorists and had them tied to posts execution style. He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughter them in front of the now horrified terrorists.
The soldiers then soaked their bullets in the pigs blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies and covered them in pig blood. They let the 50th terrorist go so that he can narrate the horror story to his brethren." This nailed terrorist activities for a long time to come...
To me this is a brilliant way of addressing the root cause. Terrorism is a psychological warfare and it can fought only psychologically. If US is going to point a gun to the terrorist, well that is exactly what they want--to die as a martyr and take the expressway to paradise.
I have a message for all the brave soldiers who are guarding our borders. Whenever they catch infiltrators(read terrorists), instead of burying their dead bodies with all the respect, burn their bodies with all the respect. As a practice contaminate all the ammunition with pork fat/blood.
Make no mistake I am not against Islam or Muslims, I am against terrorism and the wastage of resources which goes behind fighting it...Anyway it is my humble two penny's worth idea!