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Re: Debian conference in the US?

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 11:59:32AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	Have you seen US developers try to raise common cause here to
>  boycott French products and conferences in France (because of what
>  some consider their silly stnace in removing a dictator from power)?
>  No? How many of you would consider that unacceptable? Why is is it
>  that is accetable to use this form as an attack platform against
>  Americans? 

Notice that the US governement never said that was their aim, they said
Iraq was dangerous because they have mass destruction weapons and
support terrorism, which has turned out to be blatant lie. The french
governement opposed this, because they felt that the UNO investigators
were enough to prove that Iraq had (or had not) mass destruction
weapons. They also said that if the aim of the US would be to remove a
dictator from power, then this would be another discussion, and the
french stance would maybe have been different, but the US did no speak
of that.

Also, Manoj, you have not to be afraid of the US economy being hurt an
hurting your family since it will assuredly improve a lot in the next
time, with the irakian loot, err oil that is, and the markets attributed
to USian companies (who will pay for them anyway, i had the impression
that the US governement wanted for the UNO to provide the reconstruction
money which will line Bush's friend pocket in the end).

Anyway, i don't hear you protesting against the US governement actively
hurting economies the world over, exporting their depression with the
low dollar value, and so on. Maybe you are not so adverse of hurting
other people's family in order to protect yours ?


Sven Luther

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