The totalitarianism constitutes one system. The totalitarianism has one nature in many aspects and shapes; it pragmatically develops a reciprocal structure and unified means under a consistent code of conduct — all rest on violence. Apart from ideologies, religious or not, the problem has one name, one identity and one essence, it is the totalitarianism. A comprehensive reading of the current state of the region between the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf will clarify and support this thinking.
The totalitarian dictatorships and terrorists are in an alliance of convenience. Although they have two different ideologies and agendas, they have mutual basic interest and pursuit is to keep freedom and democracy along with their culture out of this region.
The former totalitarian Baath regime in Iraq, for example, had known this fact early and began soon after its defeat in the Gulf War ΙΙ the Islamization of the state notwithstanding the official totalitarian secular ideology of al-Ba’ath. Moreover, it had a chance of about 12 years to do that without serious pressure targeting directly the regime to end its rule or to enforce it to change the course. Finally, that produced an extraordinary fertile environment for terror. May history teach us? Given it frequently repeats itself; therefore we need to learn this lesson to avoid another Iraq.
To achieve peace, security and prosperity in the Middle East, the main source of world’s terrorism, there must be, first, a serious course of action aimed at the totalitarianism in the Middle East. This course of action is indispensable first step in the long march of democracy there.
Moreover, targeting totalitarianism is an indispensable action in the war on terror to get the terrorists isolated with no cover, facilities, nourishing sources, or even a compatible environment provided by the totalitarianism and the situation it creates, which is vital to produce terrorists and strengthen terrorism.