Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: If we do get Afghanistan, what shall we do with it?
> >On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 09:10:40AM -0800, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> >> Sure, we've done some wrong things, but nothing even
> >> remotely close to unthinkable horrors of Pearl Harbor or WTC.
> >The US carried out terrorist acts against American Indians for
> >well over a century. I'm sure that a number of these, considered
> >individually, were remotely close to WTC, perhaps even worse.
> You needn't stretch to find worse US parallels. Dresden, Hiroshima,
> and Nagasaki were all straight-up terrorist acts - trying to force
> action onto governments/societies by killing civilians in areas of
> minimal military importance.
Nothing awakens the Sleeping Giant like kamikaze suicide bombers.
You'd think the creeps would have learned by now:
Don't mess with Uncle Squash-you-like-a-bug.
IOW, Do Not Provoke The Superpower, Stupid.
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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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