Re: TERRORISM: the grim prospects

From: John Clark (
Date: Sat Oct 20 2001 - 11:33:49 MDT

Like everybody else Robert J. Bradbury has read some of the charming
quotes of Mr. Bin Laden such as:

"Jihad is allowed against infidels like the Jews, Christians and atheists"

" Our enemy, the target -- if God gives Muslims the opportunity to do so-
  is every American male"

"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"

And like everybody else Robert watched on live TV as this same man
butchered 6 thousand people in one hour. So with understandable
exasperation he asked Samantha Atkins " Samantha , if you read this
-- can you possibly interpret the above statement in any way other
than "these people want you dead"?" Samantha dismissed the brutal
language and charred bodies with a wave of her hand and just said
"Quite easily. As I am sure you can also with a moment or two more of
reflection." She then proceeded with a long dictionary definition quotation
in an attempt to show that when a man says clearly and articulately that
he wants to kill you more than anything else in the whole wide world and
even after he has in fact killed you it is nevertheless not a sign of hostility.

I rather doubt that Robert is really puzzled by this behavior, I suspect that
he and most of the members of this list have found the solution but are just
too polite to state the obvious. I however think some things need to be said
and will do so now. The world is full of blithering idiots and Samantha Atkins
is one of them.

        John K Clark

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