Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 13:37:36 MDT

Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 09:55:56AM -0700, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > > "For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of
> > > Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian peninsula, plundering its riches,
> > > dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbours,
> > > and turning its bases in the peninsula into a spearhead through which to
> > > fight the neighbouring Muslim peoples . . . ."
> >
> > > Bin Laden called upon Muslims to fight against the United States and its
> > > people "in accordance with the words of Almighty God." (19)
> >
> > So, for people on the list who would argue moderation, one has to
> > recognize that "war" has been declared on us.
> For those who would argue immoderation, one has to recognize _why_
> "war" has been declared on us.

Blah blah. By the same logic, we should have been moderate with Japan,
since they claimed they were only 'defending' themselves against the
trade embargo we had imposed on them prior to Dec 7th, and we should
have been 'moderate' with the Nazis, since they claimed that they were
only regaining territory that had been taken from them unjustly in the
Versailles treaty, and were, according to them, dealing with 'criminal'
elements (jews and communists) that had contributed to Germany's defeat.

See what happens to open minded people? Their brains fall out.

Just because someone showers you with their counterclaims that they say
justifies their hatred of us doesn't mean you have to listen to them, or
that they are in any way right. No nation is innocent. You can always
come up with a laundry list of offenses that one nation has committed
against another to justify any action you wish to take.

Mike Lorrey

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