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Re: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.

  • From: Arman Khalili
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 21:24:31 2001

The best way to eradicate all terrorists is simply to drain their financial
resources.  This would have a global support and and no human life would be
sacrificed.  Imagine if Osama Ben ladin would wake up and find out that he
has $0 left.  He wouldn't be able to finance any of his efforts.  This would
expose him and all of his followers where they could be captured and brought
to justice (chaining to a building and firing a rocket comes to mind).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roeland Meyer" <[email protected]>
To: "'Vadim Antonov'" <[email protected]>; "Steven M. Bellovin"
<[email protected]>

> |> From: Vadim Antonov [mailto:[email protected]]
> |> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 2:11 PM
> |>
> |> The problem isn't terrorists - people with lunatic worldview
> |> will always
> |> exist, and there's no way to prevent that.  The problem is
> |> governments
> |> which refuse to cooperate in eradicating them because they
> |> futher their
> |> goals while leaving their hands "clean".  And may I to
> |> remind the truism
> |> that any government can govern only because it has support of a
> |> significant part of (maybe, brainwashed) population?
> |>
> |> As for civil liberties - reality check time.
> |> Those are people who _believe_ that Western civilization is
> |> evil and has
> |> to be destroyed by any means, including suicide.  Those
> |> aren't isolated
> |> "crazies".  Their mothers and neighbours are proud of what
> |> they did, and this is scary.
> Does anyone remember all those hijacking of the mid'70's? Does anyone
> realize why they stopped? Terrorist groups are like weeds. They grow over
> time. One has to regulary whack the weeds. We no longer have the weed
> whackers.