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[Powderworks] Nazis and Taliban

Cheryl H ooiiilllss@hotmail.com
Sat, 10 Aug 2002 10:23:27 -0400

Obviously I was being sarcastic in my response to Julian Shaw when he said 
that he wanted to move beyond the history of the British Empire, as if to 
dismiss it completely.  All world powers, British included, have spies to do 
their dirty work.  The question after 9/11 was where were they?  Appearantly 
the CIA had cut the budget to the point that we had virtually no one out 
there, leaving us open to anything.  Julian's finger-pointing fails to 
observe the fact that the day after the bombings, the British Government 
offered to back up the US Government as it saw fit.  Whose interests were 
they protecting?  I am not for this war any more than the next person, and 
yes, a lot of what has happened could've been avoided.   But if you're going 
to blame the US Government for the current state of Afghanistan, try to 
remember that we're not the only ones over there.


>From: "Magnus Holmgren" <oznut@swipnet.se>
>To: "Powderworks" <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Nazis and Taliban
>Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 10:49:53 +0200
>Cheryl wrote:
> > Let's try to forget about the past, right?
>and then
> > Please clarify - are you saying that our Government finances and 
> > terrorists, as long as Americans don't get hurt in the process?
>It seems the past is very easily forgotten!
>The US Government has financed and supported (even trained and protected) 
>terrorists whenever there was a dollar to be made. We are seeing 
>war-on-some-terrorism, not war-on-all-terrorism, because obviously USA 
>can't declare war on itself.
>What was that song again? "Short memory" was it?
>Some of you just get the melodies and chords.
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