“but it did get rid of the bad guys.”
It only takes money to create an army of bad guys. The west has been chasing bad guy boogie men since wwii. Call me a skeptic; can’t say I believe much that I read or see in the news these days.
I happened to catch the end of the movie Kingdom of Heaven the other day. Not much has changed in 1000 years. My guess is that much won’t change until man no longer has the ability (or inclination) to make war. Which means, no change until man is gone from the face of the earth, or man has been bioengineered to be a pacifist by nature. Neither option is appealing to me personally.
When Jihadi John, or Patriotic Paul show up in my locale to cause trouble, I’ll join up with like-minded fools and do what men do.