geeks at sunhelp.org
geeks at sunhelp.org
Fri Sep 14 10:19:03 CDT 2001
I'm sruggling with this. Let's see if I can express it at all clearly:
I don't want more innocent deaths.
I *do* want the terrorists dead. all of them.
1. they will not stop while they are alive. I think we've had this proven quite dramatically. If not, then perhaps the next suicide airliner should hit the Tower of London. Or islamabad.
This may be a good time to bring up Juan Rico's views. If these people really understood *what* they were doing, suicide would be their only option. If they are insane enough to feel happy about this, then- well, you shoot a mad dog, don't you?
Imprisoning them isn't enough. they may escape. they may fuel the fires. And it's a waste. They aren't going to get "rehabilitated".
2. I want them dead. I'm very righteuously pissed. By my moral code, this type of action requires death.
(don't bore me with misconstrued idiocies. I don't want to hear how the misuse of humanitarian and security minded funding by the governments of other people is *my* fault for helping to provide the aid. I don't want to hear about CIA ops in the 70's. If you want to dredge up past history, I can show you atrocities the likes of which America simply doesn' thave the age or stomach to match. Our support to Isreal is overmatched by far by our support in times of need to saudi arabia, kuwait, afghanistan, etc. [further, no bullshit about oil wars. we DID stop iraq, regardles of the political reasons.])
now, this all having been said:
I don't want innocents to die. I know that any serious attempt to stamp out terrorism will include this, and I don't like it. But, like stopping hitler, this needs to be done.
I dont' want smart bombs or carpet bombs, I don't want nukes. I want dead terrorists.
And no, I don't think it's easy. This isn't something where we can taag all the terrorists in a week and hunt them down cleanly. But as difficult as it may be to stamp the fsckers out, it needs to be done.
And- no, I don't think this is unreasonable. I'm talking about a subset of humanity (if you can apply that word to them) that has something worse than an asocial disregard for life. I'm talking about people who are far, far worse. People who glory in making non-combatants, innocents, bystanders, into tortured, maimed, dead persons.
The only thing unreasonable is letting them continue.
I don't *care* if you think we "caused" this in some way. There is not a citizen of this country who forced whoever did this to do so. I am not responsible for the willfull actions fo a sentient being other than myself. I do not accept that anything- anything! the US has done with aid to the world is justification for an act like this. You can try to tell me that i should feel guilty because terrorists want to kill me. It won't work.
I am not a 6 year old kicking your kneecaps because you won't let me have ice cream. and I won't accept that as an excuse for the actions of armed persons killing my fellow humans.
(and no, don't try and say that's what we are doing in retaliating. We *know* what we are doing, and no one is forcing us. motivating. perhaps, but never forcing)
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