Re: TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Carlos Gonzalia (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 17:05:02 MDT

>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>
>I know that by raising this issue, I am going to take a large
>amount of flak. But that is the purpose of the Extropian
>list -- to engage in rational discussion of ideas -- even
>if those ideas may seem repulsive at first.

To be honest, right now you just scared the hell out of me so much
as to make my finding out any proper flak impossible. Are you
serious or did I wake up in a parallel universe today, like
in one of those bad superhero comic books?

>From a rational position, *if* the case can be made that the
>Afgani position & politics is likely to result in the diversion
>of resources and delay the development of the technologies we anticipate
>developing by more than 6 months, then a plan of genocide to
>bury the country in rubble seems justified.

I pressume you would next go for Iraq, then, since the costs of
bombing Saddam repeatedly are adding to the delay. Then, Serbia I would
expect, since all that peacekeeping is expensive as hell. Naturally
you will go then through some African countries that currently take
away too much money in food/health UN assistance. And the big debtor
countries like mine, so you can be spared the tons of risky loans our
economic reconstruction will take.

Please clarify if you have any plans to try and make your case into public
policy, or if this is just a theoretical exercise in cost reductions. I'd
like to buy my survival gear and supplies in time, you know.

It will take me a long time to actually come to grips with the fact
I'm reading this kind of thing in a list like this one, regardless of
your answer/clarification.


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