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RE: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.
From: "Eric Germann" <ekgermann () cctec com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 22:33:11 -0400

We grieve, rightfully so, for the people we've lost and the damage to our
innocence.  We talk about their success, but as more comes out, it was
probably considered an operational failure on their part.  Consider that if
they had truly succeeded, Colin Powell would be President and we may not
have had a Congress left to declare war.  Besides WTC ...

I'm trying to decide whether Tom Clancy is a great novelist, or a psychic.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu]On Behalf Of
Rafi Sadowsky
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 9:42 PM
To: Roeland Meyer
Cc: 'Barney Wolff'; nanog () nanog org
Subject: RE: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.


 Precision surgical attacks require good intelligence on the target
(As it's no use having a cruise missile that can pass through a window if
you don't know which window to go through to blow up your target)

 Unfortunately it seems the US doesn't have good intelligence on the
people/group(s) behind the attack - otherwise it wouldn't have happened
(or at least not been such a terrible "success" )

On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Roeland Meyer wrote:

|> From: Barney Wolff [mailto:barney () databus com]
|> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 1:39 PM

|> In the long run Islam will have to purge itself of its
|> Crusaders, just
|> as other religions largely have.  The war is not against Islam but
|> against a set of murderous fanatics, and it would be foolish indeed
|> NOT to hate them.

 A rather _large_ set of "murderous fanatics" many of whom are brainwashed
into believing that if dey as a "Shahid" they will go to paradise where
they will have 72 black-eyed virgins waiting for them in heaven & have the
privilege of being able to request family members go to heaven too
(even if un-deserving )

NOTE: I'm not an expert on this not but

 1) It seems that a suicide bomber apprehended in Israel en-route to
target padded his genitilia so it would be up to the task in heaven
despite the explosion

 2) You may find it interesting too look up the source of the
word "assassin"
Say <http://www.geocities.com/skews_me/assassin.html>

It would be foolish to hate them. Hate clouds the judgement.
Measured deadly
force will be sufficient. No more and no less. We are capable of a great
deal of precision these days. Sloppyness shouldn't be tolerated.

Contrary to randy's statement, our society has become increasingly more
effective against terrorists and guerrillas. Sadly, it is
because more and
more of our planet is now inhabited. Where one used to be able to hide a
100,000 man army, one can no longer hide a lit match, without
some satellite
finding it or some wanker complaining about it to the local
Both terrorists and guerillas depend on being able to hide. That is
increasingly more difficult, ask the Columbian drug cartels.

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