Re: Terrorism and fear

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 14:24:51 MDT

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 01:30:42AM -0400, Jerry Mitchell wrote:
> Those countries responsible for this should be held fully accountable.
> There is no way you can make the claim that a group of people are guilty,
> while they are being hidden, funded, and aided by some system of government,
> and then say the government isn’t just as responsible.
> A large percentage of the adults in those countries support their system of
> government. They too are morally responsible if they support a system that
> deals out wholesale slaughter to innocent civilians. They have means
> available to them to both escape and help support the effort to change their
> system.

Ok, let's pave the U.S. Most adults in this country support the
War on Drugs, which besides being responsible for government
terrorism against hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens, is directly
responsbile for terrorism and death squads in Columbia and elsewhere
and shooting down civilian planes in Peru, not to mention providing
a bountiful funding source for crimnals, terrorists, and rogue
states the world over, including the Taliban and Bin Laden.

> As for the children they are not responsible, but still dangerous.
> Unfortunately, we learned this lesson many times before. We’ve all heard
> about the Vietnamese children, trained to kill or those that had bombs
> strapped on them that walked into G.I. camps. We saw on television these
> children being trained to fight the Great Russian enemy from the north with
> their AK-47s, grenade launchers, and stinger missiles (amazing supplied from
> the US!). Also note, these children are NOT going to grow up to be great
> lovers of peace in an atmosphere that they presently inhabit. They will be
> the very ones over here dropping nerve gas, killing your children. Remember
> then, that now we had a chance to stop them, but you stepped in and
> prevented it. Who will we blame then?

Yeah, we've learned that American kids can become cops and DEA
agents. After indoctrination in our public schools they aren't
going to grow up to be lovers of freedom. Let's kill 'em all.

> This is a war of ideas, capitalism and reason vs. religion and
> irrationalism.

Bullshit. If that was the case, the terrorists would've targeted
a less religious country, of which there are many. Bin Laden and
his ilk don't give a dime about our ideological struggles. Like
terrorists the world over, including factions in Northern Ireland,
Basque regions, Tamil parts of Sri Lanka, Chechnya, etc., etc.,
they have much more specific concerns.

  Mike Linksvayer

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