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[Powderworks] Right & Wrong (was Article to Share)

Gabe Luci gluci@yahoo.com
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:35:08 -0400

OK Jack ass,

Who do you want ot lash out against?  MAybe some poor muslim in our
neighborhood?  I have a better idea.  Come over here and I'll make you eat
your stupid comments.  This is really pissing me off to see all of the
morons I live with.


-----Original Message-----
From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Craig Jacobson
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 10:26 PM
To: jccuneo@bellsouth.net
Cc: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: [Powderworks] Right & Wrong (was Article to Share)

One of my thoughts on yesterday's long train ride home was that I couldn't
for some imbecile to urge the U.S. to show restraint.

There is a very clear distinction between right and wrong that many of you
don't get.  Any person or organization (and that includes governments) that
in any way involved in this attack is wrong and will be punished (learn the
"justice", Mr. O'Neill) and incapacitated (so they can't do it again).
will be no "restraint."  I hope that as few innocents as possible are
but if the loss of a few dozen innocents saves a few thousand lives by
preventing future attacks, then it is a sad inevitability.  Freedom has a

Kudos to Messrs. Cuneo and Norton for their comments.  To others, I feel the
need to respond:

"Lane, Andrew" wrote:

> Who are you to mention all those countries (Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan,
> North Korea, Lebanon, Yemen, etc.) and stereotype them as terrorist
> and harbourers?  As if America is squeaky clean?

Your implication that America is morally equivalent to these other countries
beyond belief or comment.  You must be one of those people who thinks China
belongs on the UN Commission on Human Rights but that the U.S. doesn't
incredibly, is the case).

paul woodward wrote:

> Bush appears to be a bit of a loose cannon as far as I can see, if he's
> careful he's going to have an awful lot of enemies, if he plays his cards
> right now he'll get the world's sympathy.

What is this assertion based on?  Heaven knows I have more than a few
disagreements with Bush on other issues, but his every word since the attack
been measured, reasoned, and proper.  Besides, I don't care about the
sympathy.  If we do what is right, we'll find out our true allies.

Brian said we will respond with the rest of the world at our side.  Every
European country talked the talk yesterday; now we'll see who'll walk the
Other than the UK, I have my doubts, but maybe I'll be wrong.

Enough moralizing.  Tomorrow is back to work.  And, none too soon, November
2 -
Oils return to NYC!

- caj

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