>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> So much for doom-and-gloom prophecies.
>Its not over until its over -- and it is unlikely to be
>over for a very long time, *if*, as I have pointed out,
>the events of the last several months are the tip of the
>iceberg that is the resistance of "fundamentalists"
>against the onslaught of the singularity.
The great thing about pessimism is that there is always
The fact is that things are better, much much better today, and
with a little hard work can be even better tomorrow.
Those who said it would be years, if ever, for these gains to be
accomplished were WRONG.
The trick to defusing the fundamentalists is to make future plans
and scenarios all inclusive. Those who want to take part can and
those who don't want to can stay home and sulk.
The battle is clearly on the side of advanced technology, bringing
along advanced ethics is also a good idea.
>The best we may be able to hope for is minimal casualties
>on both sides. In that respect the news of the last couple
>of days has been heartening since we can get on with the
>business of feeding people rather than bombing or shooting
I'm not hopping for minimal casualities on the Taliban side or the
Message to Taliban/Al-Quaeda:
"Soon All your base are belong to us."
I'm glad the people of Afghanistan have a new beginning.
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