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Re: Debian conference 2 / LSM 2002



* Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> [011015 15:35]:
> The US IS at war as many US government officials tell us in every news-paper 
> and TV news show.

[...]
 logistical and other support. And forces from Australia and New
 Zealand, he said, are on standby if needed. Nations in Africa also have
[...]

http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/10/ret.us.nato/index.html

 AUSTRALIA: Agrees to a U.S. request to keep frigate HMAS Anzac
 stationed in the Persian Gulf for eight days longer than planned;
 invokes its defense treaty with the United States, clearing way for
 military participation in any U.S. retaliatory strikes. Puts 150
 commandos, refueling aircraft and surveillance planes on standby to
 join the U.S. mission. Organizers cancel major Arabic festival, fearing
 it may be the target of anti-Islamic attacks.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011014/wl/attacks_reax_by_country_1.html

Yeah, and you might be too, go lobby your goverment-critters and stop
sitting on your high horse before it falls over.

(Yeah, I know some of these are old, but to take that point of view, and then
not even ACK your own governments doings?)

Also, another world trade group planning on entering 'control' of
nations.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011015/ts/apec_dc_1.html

I think you can't claim yourself to be in a 'war zone' by the metric you
are taking.  This is just as bad as countries that help terrorists say
that "Well, We aren't acutally doing the evil work."

-- 
Scott Dier <dieman@ringworld.org> <sdier@debian.org>
http://www.ringworld.org/  #linuxos@irc.openprojects.net

"History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of
urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure."
		- Justice Thurgood Marshall (1989)

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