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RE: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.
From: Roeland Meyer <rmeyer () mhsc com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 06:27:50 -0700


|> From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy () psg com]
|> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 5:06 AM
|> 
|> so, if we did not learn enough following the french into 
|> indochina, we can
|> learn more by following the russians into afghanastan?  this 
|> does not seem like a sucess path to me.
|> 
|> the successful part of our culture is about tolerance and 
|> learning to live
|> with folk different than we (for many values of 'we' and 
|> 'different').
|> 
|> resist the cycle of violence and hate.

Randy, this ain't Vietnam and the Viet Cong never tried to massacre US
civilians, in the US. Nor, were they ever bent on destroying our
civilization. They were executing a military operation. That is all. Any of
these guys would be another Pol Pot.

This is a whole different ball-game. We haven't seen it's like in almost 200
years. This isn't realy war, it's Crusade/Jihad. The messiest kind of
conflict known to man-kind. Ignoring it only make you dead, or converted.


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