Re: Anthrax addendum.

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Tue Oct 16 2001 - 22:46:39 MDT

* Alex F. Bokov <> [011017 13:47]:
> See, this is what I'm talking about. Crossing the fine line between
> disbelieving our own gov's propoganda and believing the
> opposition's. Be equally skeptical of assertions that we are the
> unequivocal good guys and assertions that they AREN'T the bad guys.

I'll try to clarify my point. There is no need to assign them the charge of
killing every american to make them the bad guys, and there is no need for them
to want to kill every american to make them the bad guys. I do believe they are
the bad guys (or at least, the worse guys). I do not believe they want to kill
every american.

> > i do read the newspapers (every now and then), watch tv news programs and follow
> > world events on the net. I haven't heard, seen or read in any of those what
> > seems to be so obvious to you.
> > Google tells me:
> > Your search - Al-Qaida "kill every american" - did not match any documents.
> Here. Read. You too, Samantha.
Thank you. I had never read that text before. Now, the relevant bit seems to
"The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies--civilians and military--is an
individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is
possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque
from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of
Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim"

Admittedly much harsher than i thought previously. And still, i do not
think this is a call to kill every American, but to kill them until they get out
of the middle east all together. (Now, to try to minimise the interpretations by
people who seem to read too much into other people's writings, i will state more
clearly: i am most definitely not supporting Al-Qaida's aim, method or raison
d'etre, nor would i cry for very long if bin Laden, and people in al-Qaida got
killed. This was originally a response to John Clark's statement that he didn't
care why they wanted to kill him, just that they did, which i thought was
silly since it might be beneficial to know, and that they wanted every
american dead, which i was unaware of, and still dispute)
Alejandro Dubrovsky

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