Re: The Education Function

Andrew Ducker (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 20:41:41 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Lorrey <>
To: <> Date: 14 December 1998 20:21
Subject: Re: The Education Function

>Samael wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michael Lorrey <>
>> >Libertarians are not pacifistic. They just view force as a normally
>> >inefficient option which is not cost effective under most circumstances.
>> Now,
>> >if we were a libertarian society, then once somebody like Saddam, who is
>> >located outside an ungoverned area, bombed a building insured by a PPA,
>> then
>> >that PPA would contract a mercenary organization to respond in kind to
>> >eliminate the threat.
>> So your PPA would have how much resources? How many fighter planes? How
>> many tanks?
>Why such primitive concepts? My PPA has no motivation
to occupy Iraq, just
>eliminate its leadership and terrorist apparatus. It also has no
>Order against asassination of foreign leaders. Massive war machines are a
>vestige of the centralized nation state. Guerrilla insurgencies, covert
>espionage, surgical smart weapons, and other surreptitious inexpensive
>options are the libertarian solution.

$250,000 for a smart missile? That figure was quoted on this newsgroup the other day.
How many guerrilla units could you hire that could sneak
into Baghdad and get that close to Hussein? And his successor? While they flatten your City block(s) from bombers.