Secretary of State John Kerry has finally figured out the solution to global Islamic terrorism. As it turns out, leaving the word “Islamic” out of the conversation was just the tip of the iceberg. If we ever want to actually bring this violent scourge to an end, we have to… stop talking about it altogether.

“It’s easy to terrorize,” Kerry said in Bangladesh on Monday. “Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year,  but if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people.”

“Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much,” he continued. “People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”

We’ll come back to Kerry’s assertion about the media in a second, but first lets see if we can make any sense out of the first part. What is he saying there? Obviously, he’s not contending that government officials and law enforcement officers are infallible, because not even he is that disconnected from reality.

So what we’re left with is an argument that seems to regard terrorists like political pundits or movie critics. Oh sure, it’s real easy to go on TV and throw tomatoes, but why don’t you try doing my job, punk!

If that’s what it is, then Kerry is basically admitting that the terrorists have a point. He’s saying, Well, yeah, they are right about a lot of what they say, but that doesn’t give them the right to kill people.

All right, so after we unravel that puzzling comment, we’re left with this other thing, an echo of sentiments Obama himself has expressed a time or two. This idea that “the media” is somehow doing the bidding of the terrorists by covering the carnage. And weirdly enough, they have a point. If the media doesn’t cover something, then, to most of the world, that thing “doesn’t exist.” Terrorists? Never heard of such a thing!

It would be a pretty good plan, except for one thing: Islamic terrorists aren’t just going to give up and go home when they can’t get on the front page of the New York Times. In the media world of the late 90’s, you could go weeks without ever hearing the word “terrorism.”

But as we soon found out, ignoring something doesn’t make it go away.