Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Dec 25 2001 - 12:47:12 MST

From: "Geraint Rees" <>
> Again, I don't understand your position. Are you suggesting that all Afghan
> refugees fleeing from such a regime should be treated as terrorists?

Obviously, no one has suggested that at all.
Is this flame bait?

> We can
> surely make a distinction between bona fide refugees from a regime of
> terror, and the terrorists (and their supporters) who are running the
> country?

Yes, surely we can make such distinctions. We can make any distinctions we
But accurately differentiating "bona fide" refugees from terrorists and
correctly identifying the two groups is an entirely different issue, and
that's where the difficulty resides.

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