Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 16:10:04 MDT

> Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> Just because someone showers you with their counterclaims that they
> justifies their hatred of us doesn't mean you have to listen to them,
> 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.

I think you can even listen to them, understand their point of view,
recognize that you would act the same at their place, and still fight
and defeat them.

I was surprised to see that bin Laden is consistently said to be "a
coward", that islamists are said to be "mad", etc. It may be natural or
useful, but the truth value of it seem very low to me.

I think their are neither cowards nor mad. But that they are our ennemy.

You don't need your ennemy to be morally despicable or mentally ill to
fight against him.

It's a question of interests, we should not be ashamed of this. We want
to preserve something (which include ourselves, and the way we want to
live) that they want to change/destroy.

Here in France people seem unable to think that way, they reflect like
they are gods, watching the humans from nowhere, and relativizing their
own views in a pathological way. I hope you (US) are not. People, we
need you to stay strong !! :-)

Jacques Du Pasquier

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