[email@example.com: Re: [azsecularhumanists] Re: civilians]
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From: nebukhadhnasar@... (Abdallah Tahhan)
Subject: Re: [azsecularhumanists] Re: civilians
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 21:39:20 -0800 (PST)
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.