Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Patrick Wilken (
Date: Thu Dec 20 2001 - 15:27:45 MST

Nice post.

best, patrick

>On 12/20/01 3:30 PM, "Mike Lorrey" <> wrote:
>> Because they do not wear a uniform, they try to
>> blend into the law abiding muslim population, they make all muslims
>> legitimate targets under the Geneva Conventions. We are demonstrating
>> incredibly remarkable sensitivity and restraint in the small number of
>> the mumlim community we have detained.
>I don't agree with this statement. Would you also apply this logic to US
>domestic terrorism - such as the current anthrax outrage, or the horrific
>Oklahoma bombing? Timothy McVeigh presumably blended into the law abiding
>white male population; but no-one would suggest that consequently all white
>males are 'legitimate targets', surely? So what is it about this specific
>terrorist act that makes you support this type of action; is it just the
>horrific scale of the fatalities, or something else?

Patrick Wilken  
Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, Caltech
Editor:        PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness
Board Member:      The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness           

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