Re: Libertarian viewpoint on "The new war"?

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 04:54:14 MDT

At 04:15 PM 9/17/01 +0930, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I thought I might take this opportunity to learn something more about
>Libertarians. Specifically, amidst the fervour and foment for war war war on
>the infidels, what is the libertarian take on 9/11, and how would
>libertarians propose to respond to it, if at all? I am particularly
>interested to know if responses have a nationalistic flavour.

This libertarian thinks we (the US) should strike back only at persons we
can prove were involved in planning or executing the strikes. Leave the
rest of the people alone. No "retaliation" against countries for the
possible acts of their leaders.

They initiated the use of force, and we are justified in responding in the
same manner, but with a bit of intelligent discrimination in choice of targets.

Chuck Kuecker

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