Re: Fear of Nanotech

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 12:27:27 -0700 (PDT)

From: Rik van Riel <>

>On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Brian D Williams wrote:
>> From: Rik van Riel <>

[Tareq Aziz said]
>>>Saddam wanted to use chemical and biological weapons, but
>>>the (more sensible) generals and ministers (including mr.
>>>Aziz himself) adviced against it because
>>> "it would not be wise"

>> Propaganda...

>Revealing what amounts to an internal conflict within the
>revolutionary counsel, no less a discussion that the
>"holy/invincible/whatever leader" lost doesn't look like
>propaganda to me...

>But hey, YMMV :)

The trick to good propaganda is not so much what you say but the way you say it, and what you leave out.

The reason Aziz and the generals thought it was not wise was because of the ultimatum (nuclear) sitting in front of them.

If Aziz ever contradicted the insane one his head would be on a stick.....

The only smart thing clinton did in his entire 2 terms IMMHO was to modify U.S. Nuclear to indicate we would use nuke's in case of B/C warfare.

But I agree YMMV ;)


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