Originally Posted by jmc
As has been pointed out a billion times Gotham was at peace time. For the best part of 8 years. They very goal they were striving for actually happened - without them having to destroy the city. And yet they decided to do it anyway for....... what exactly? The motivations were poor and in most cases a direct contradiction to what happened previously, and as Spider-fan rightfully points out, badly executed.
The LOS from BB is not the same LOS from TDKR.
The LOS in TDKR is Al-Qaeda. Again, its impossible to understand people who strap bombs to their chests and blow themselves up along with innocent people.
That's what Bane & Talia were trying to do. To say their motivations were poor & badly written is to say Bin Laden's motivations to destroy The World Trade Center were poor & ill conceived.
These people cannot be understood. They are insane.
Remember, Bane was excommunicated by Ra's Al Ghul. A terrorist too extreme for Ra's says it all.