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I'm not saying that we need to bomb civilians. We actually possess the technology to avoid that.

Nonsense, I really think that people who peddle that propaganda about smart weapons, zero-death wars and other insanity should be judged for crime against humanity. I don't say you peddle it, you are just unwittingly propagating it. Terrorists at least have the excuse of fighting for a cause and they think like you that it deserves killing thousands. The industrial military has no such excuse. It is greed.

Your power comes with a responsibility and I am scared when I see the American ideology compounded by the so called liberalist ideology. I am afraid how the American slang has trivialized this death business: "nuke", "body count". Also, this word "unamerican" when I would say "foreigner" or "bad" as if America would be the only reference for anything. I have never heard a french saying "unfrench". Probably, unlike Europeans, you don't have parents having lived a war in their own country, taking different sides or just passively waiting for an end. And yes, I know that America ended it by the sacrifice of its owns and I am thankful for it. But this was a war that lasted years and killed millions of people. Also there was massive unecessary bombing of civilians by the Allied power that could not be justified by any cause. Only by the intrinsic war logic.

This is an Act of War.

I don't think there is a need for war if those responsibles can get extradited, judged and sentenced. War is about countries fighting each other. Nothing proves as of today that is an appropriate answer for the WTC horror. War is about gruesome deaths, rapes, inpoverished countries and the death-industry making money and installing complacent politicians in power.

I love your country, I love your people. But as a country, you have too big an idea of yourselve. I suggest you buy the Rand-McNally histomap of world history and to put it on a wall of you bedroom like I did. It is a constant reminder that powers come and go. The king is naked just like we are.

A nice link I came across pursuing my search about the unamerican word: www.unamerican.com. It is nice to see people joking about their own shortcomings. A citation from that site: As Gandhi once wrote, "an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind".

-- stefp


In reply to Re: (VERY Off Topic) Parking Lot by stefp
in thread The World Trade Center Tragedy by blakem

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