Thanks goodness we can abandon the chart Crush has displayed below. The "experts" have come to the rescue again and have finally delivered the definitive way to defeat al Qaeda - and the Taliban, I assume.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold:
Satire and ridicule can help win the fight against Al-Qaeda by stripping it of its glamour and mystique, a team of researchers argue in a report released in London and in comments to AFP.
Beating the Islamist movement is as much about winning the battle of ideas and undermining Al-Qaeda's counter-culture cachet as it is about conventional anti-terrorism operations, said the report.
"Terrorism must be defeated through the deliberate 'toxification' of the al-Qaeda brand; not by making it seem dangerous, but by exposing it as dumb," Jamie Bartlett, one of the report's authors, told AFP.
"Al-Qaeda has to be ridiculed as the equivalent of a middle-aged dad at a school disco: enthusiastic, incompetent and excruciatingly uncool."
It's nice to see our experts are so cool and up-to-date - school "disco"?
That aside imagine - Uncle J could be our new secret weapon. We could deploy a Sarcasm corps. A Ridicule regiment. The mind boggles.
So put aside those slides Power Point Rangers - we don't need any overly complicated fancy-smancy charts. Embrace "toxification". Ridicule and sarcasm are sure to cause us to win the "battle of ideas" and will certainly turn al Qaeda into a shrinking band of uncool "middle-aged dads at the school disco" in the eyes of the fanatics.
Yes, thank goodness for the experts. Without them, its a wonder we survive at all.