In a message dated 10/15/01 8:34:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Amara.Graps@mpi-hd.mpg.de writes: How about a low-tech approach, like
talking to the involved people (Afghans, Muslims) directly?
To continue your theme. How about finding Muslim groups on line and
listening to what they have to say long enough to have a good idea what they
are thinking. I have done this and the Muslims are far more moderate than
our news media -- although it is equally true there is a group surrounding
OBL that "foam at the mouth." Atfter a while it is relatively easy to
distinguish between the groups.
However, you can also sense a thread of kinship running through the
entire group. We might be cognizant of this thread of kinship and realize
that most folks don't really enjoy seeing an outsider stomp baby brother into
the ground even if baby brother richly deserves it and even if we agree that
he does -- that isn't a fun place to be in.
On the other hand, we might air drop them some of the wind-up radios
with stations enough to listen to some music and our radio stations. If
nothing else they will listen to the music. :))
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