In a message dated 4/20/01 6:44:00 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>If China suffers economic repercussions because of this perhaps the
>people responsible will be singled out, or perhaps not, but things
>China doesn't produce anything I can't live without.
No, of course; you will pay, but it won't kill you.
>They will pay.
But the "they" that will pay are almost entirely those innocent of keeping
the spy plane/crew. Isn't a basic tenet of morality around here that you
don't punish the innocent?
P.S. I don't see what's to get so riled up about. Holding some hostages
in a hotel for two weeks is awfully mild compared to ongoing wars in
Congo or Israel, to severe repression in Afghanistan, or even to the
drug "war" in the US. As to keeping the spy plane, seriously, what do
you expect? The US would do the same if it had stuff to learn from
their equipment. If you want to induce good behavior throughout the
world, there are scads of more significant targets.
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