TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 18 2001 - 17:25:58 MDT

Robert Bradbury wrote:

Ah, but the key perspective is "as long as they do not initiiate
force against you". We are past that point. They are initiatiating
force against us in an unextropic perspective that seems to involve
the support of brain-washed individuals in Afganistan and Pakistan.

### The "brainwashed" Pakistanis???

What percentage of Afghanis, do you think, are "brainwashed" and eagerly
waiting to spill some American blood? Is it 100%? Maybe 5%?

Is it the Afghanis who initiated force, or maybe the Saudis (looking at the
Wahabbi names on the list of terrorists and the source of their money)? Why
don't you suggest vaporizing Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Palestine? After all,
there are hardly any proponents of the Singularity there, whatever it means.

How many smart and nice Afghanis (there must be some, wouldn't you agree?)
would you be willing to sacrifice to kill the bad ones?

I'm really looking forward to some mathematically precise answers.

Terrorists, and those who instrumentally support them (as opposed to just
liking the mayhem), can be personally targeted by justice precisely because
terror is the sacrifice of innocents, for whatever the terrorists think is
important. Terrorists and their instrumental supporters, and only them, are
forever defiled by the blood of their victims. Only they may be retaliated
against, nobody else. In real life there will be always some "collateral
damage" but it must be kept to the absolute minimum (how to compute that
minimum is a subject for another post).

I must only say that I am shocked and amazed.  If one cannot voice
on the extropian list thoughts, ideas and opinions that one has
for the maximization of the evolution of our society -- then we
are doomed. 

### Well, at least your post led to a barrage of criticism, showing that your opinions are not representative of the Extropian attitude.

Rafal Smigrodzki

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