Re: TERRORISM: looking for solutions

From: Pat Fallon (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 08:42:14 MDT

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"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> ...I would like to challenge the
> members of the Extropian community to think long and hard about
> what ways might be used to create innovative solutions to
> terrorism that would increase trustability and personal security
> without imposing restrictions on freedoms (in other words, please,
> please lets not make it a debate about guns).

I don't think what I'm about to say is the answer you are looking for, I
be suggesting whiz-bang futuristic solutions.

My "innovative solution" to terrorism is to propose that the US stop
intervening around the globe, which is, IMHO, what makes us the target.
in the 50's, perhaps, here in fortress America we could get away with
assassinating the elected Prime Minister of Iran and imposing a
Shah who got his decades of oppressive rule in return for supporting

But in the today's shrunken globe, when our leader decides, to pick one
example, to launch cruise missiles against a vaccine and medical
facility in
the Sudan [I think it was the Sudan, it is hard to keep up with all of
recent force projections], in order to take everyone's minds off of that
sensational sexual deposition, we may expect retaliation.

America has projected force in so many regions of the world recently,
there is
quite a list who might be behind this terrorist act.

You can improve technology all you want, but if you piss off enough
you will elicit a determined response.

Pat Fallon

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