The original terrorists wll be terrorists no matter what. However, occupation does breed terrorism.
If another country was occuping my country, I wouldn’t become a terrorist in the sense of killing civilians, but I would fight back. I would probably be labeled a terrorist though. I might even get caught up in the excitement of religious warfare.
Most people don’t have time to go off and plot against America, however they can make time when they are invaded and being threatened.
What we need is a terrorist containment policy, not a terrorist eradication policy. It backfires every time. It would be easy to kill existing terrorists, but the terrorists are reproducing and that is a fact. So, I think a policy of special operations and bounties, as well as shoring up the security of the U.S. homeland, we would be much better off keeping the terrorists at bay as opposed to trying to make sure they do not exist.