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From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 09:03:22 MDT

Miriam English wrote:
> >MMB, who doesn't like vigilantes but likes terrorists just a skosh less...
> Quite right. My calls for careful thought and less than horrific end-games
> don't apply in the case of a hijacked airliner. The terrorists themselves
> have changed the rules there. If I was on a hijacked airliner now I would
> have absolutely no hesitation at doing my best at destroying/permanently
> disabling the hijackers, regardless of risk to my own life. The rules are
> now that they be stopped no matter what. Because your life is likely
> already forfeit, you no longer have anything to lose in such a situation.
> In considering against other countries however, the rules of good sense and
> being careful you don't cause yourself more grief further down the track
> still apply.

Agreed. I never meant to imply otherwise.

And, for what it's worth, my point about vigilantes is that they're _not_
generally painted as suicidal.

Making stupid Weltpolitik moves is.


> Cheers,
> - Miriam

  -- J. W. von Goethe, _Der Gross-Cophta, Act II_

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