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[nebukhadhnasar@yahoo.com: Re: [azsecularhumanists] Re: civilians]

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  • thekoba@aztec.asu.edu
    ================= Begin forwarded message ================= From: nebukhadhnasar@yahoo.com (Abdallah Tahhan) To: thekoba@aztec.asu.edu Subject: Re:
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 8, 2002
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      From: nebukhadhnasar@... (Abdallah Tahhan)
      To: thekoba@...
      Subject: Re: [azsecularhumanists] Re: civilians
      Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 21:39:20 -0800 (PST)


      Dear Kevin,

      Some good points here. The business of "it's ok to
      kill those in uniform, just not anybody else" already
      has its problems, as you point out. Most soldiers
      where there's a draft are draftees, i.e., from the
      working classes. In the US they're volunteer, but
      still, mostly driven to it or attracted to it out of
      low income and limited opportunity elsewhere.

      Meanwhile, who says that Muhammad Ata preferred to fly
      airliners into the World Trade center over launching
      devastating precision missile attacks on all of
      America's world-wide military bases? You know, I'll
      bet he'd have vastly preferred the second option if it
      were available. It wasn't. It still isn't.

      Remember how the Red Coats supposedly complained that
      the American Colonials didn't "fight fair" -- they hid
      behind rocks and trees? Well, there you are. The
      oppressed haven't got the institutional and supply
      advantages, so they make the most of what they've got.

      This is happening in the world today. There is gross
      injustice in the world and it's getting worse, and the
      oppressed and wronged are fighting back with whatever
      means they can make available to themselves, which is
      precious little. But this is happening whether you
      like it or not, and it MUST happen if we're ever to
      get any sort of justice in the world.

      The question is: whose side are you on? Are you for
      the oppressed? Then either figure out how to funnel
      large quantities of highly sophisticated weapons to
      Baghdad and Bin Ladin so they can knock out those
      military targets, or get off their case when they use
      what they can get hold of.

      Comradely,

      Eric
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