Press coverage of acts of terror only serve to fuel the extremists’ flame

Published 6:44 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017

To the editor:

Trump announced a center for combating international terrorism in the Middle East joining forces in the region to collectively put an end to this menace.

But soon enough we have the Manchester attack showing the retaliation of the evil forces.

No measure is enough to comprehend and combat this ideology of defeatism and terror.

The best the press can do is to adopt a policy of minimal exposure of such incidents and treat it like a natural calamity to defeat the purpose of publicity which exactly is the prime motive of perpetration of such shocking events.

The more the world cares less about what they can do to destabilize the nations, the faster it would be to end this meaningless destruction.

Trump’s visit was followed by the trip to Israel, a nice image in international diplomacy. The deals and decisions he made there hopefully benefit the country. The business deals, which he is an expert on, sounds fabulous in terms of dollar amount but how does it channelize into the financial stream of U.S. is yet to be determined.

Currently, we know Boeing is getting a fare share, as would other defense contractors, while the country is being forced into Medicare reductions and other cuts in the national spending.

This kind of imbalance in financial management at national level is open to debate. There is a need for a national observation platform, which the press fits the bill if not the legislature, to see that we are going in the right direction.

Michel Thakur

Vicksburg