From: "Spike Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> So the immediate question is why did not OBL
> take over Saudi planes and crash them into Saudi buildings?
That would have been more difficult due to Saudi security.
> Why does not the Taliban seek to overthrow the Saudi
> government, then install themselves as the government there,
> so that they could then legitimately negotiate with the US
> on such matters?
The Taliban can't take over the Saudi government because the Wahhabi have beat
them to it.
Negotiations between religious fanatics always degenerate into violence.
That's why they're called fanatics.
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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,
non-sensory experience, SETI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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