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Re: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.
From: herb () tomobiki urusei net
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:36:18 -0700 (PDT)

OK, let me try this again...

  Money is only one leg of a multi legged stool that they sit on.
You need to cut off the leadership (and since power vacumes get filled 
quickly, you need to fill the void with another power that is more 
friendly to the rest of the world).  You need to change the ingrained
hate that the followers have towards the rest of the world.  That's just
the tip of the iceberg...


Arman Khalili wrote:
The best way to eradicate all terrorists is simply to drain their financial
resources.  This would have a global support and and no human life would be
sacrificed.  Imagine if Osama Ben ladin would wake up and find out that he
has $0 left.  He wouldn't be able to finance any of his efforts.  This would
expose him and all of his followers where they could be captured and brought
to justice (chaining to a building and firing a rocket comes to mind).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roeland Meyer" <rmeyer () mhsc com>
To: "'Vadim Antonov'" <avg () exigengroup com>; "Steven M. Bellovin"
<smb () research att com>

|> From: Vadim Antonov [mailto:avg () exigengroup com]
|> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 2:11 PM
|> The problem isn't terrorists - people with lunatic worldview
|> will always
|> exist, and there's no way to prevent that.  The problem is
|> governments
|> which refuse to cooperate in eradicating them because they
|> futher their
|> goals while leaving their hands "clean".  And may I to
|> remind the truism
|> that any government can govern only because it has support of a
|> significant part of (maybe, brainwashed) population?
|> As for civil liberties - reality check time.

|> Those are people who _believe_ that Western civilization is
|> evil and has
|> to be destroyed by any means, including suicide.  Those
|> aren't isolated
|> "crazies".  Their mothers and neighbours are proud of what
|> they did, and this is scary.

Does anyone remember all those hijacking of the mid'70's? Does anyone
realize why they stopped? Terrorist groups are like weeds. They grow over
time. One has to regulary whack the weeds. We no longer have the weed

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