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One more on the WTC/Pentagon incident

2001-09-23 21:38:17+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Dori linked to What Happens Next? Six options beyond war and peace, that lays out various attitudes about responses in a very clear way. Seth Gordon passed along his Goldstein, bin Laden, and Orwell, in which he talks about the use of redirection in discussion of atrocities and conflict. And Jason Kottke linked to a Suck article about the USS Cole bombing which talks about motivations that make people die for a cause, and has added Marshall's Men Against Fire[Wiki] to my reading list. (because it seems to tie in to my observations about trusting peer judgements). The article concludes:

If you're looking for the clear act of cowardice around the bombing of the Cole, then, look to the effort to describe it to the countrymen of the murdered sailors. To suggest that an organized attack, brought off skillfully by members of what must be an extraordinarily cohesive organization, represents nothing more than some simpering spasm of pathetic hatred is to carefully miss the very large, very unpleasant point: People who destroy human life in this precise manner are not alone, and not disorganized, and very much not finished.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:48+00 by: ziffle

I concur; they are not finished. In fact they are already at war with us. If we lay back, we will forever walk each day wondering if today is the 'big' day. Take it to them.

It was an attack on our values. They specifically did not take out a cruise ship, but the symbol of capitalism, the WTC.

There are some very interesting threads om the 'net regarding 'nuking mecca'. That might be an interesting response to their action. They hate us anyway; so who cares if they think we are wrong. Might as well defang them while we own the pliers.

This is not going to be easy or quick. It will be messy, and I would rather they go than myself or my sons. So, I am of the bugs++ mindset. Either we take it to them or they will[Wiki] bring it to us.

Basically its your sister or them. Whats your answer?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:48+00 by: TheSHAD0W