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Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 18:28:52 -0700
Tom <tb.31009.nospam@comcast.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 06:08:33PM -0700, Tom wrote:
> > I'll repeat: anyplace people want to kill us, we want to kill them.
> And just so there's no confusion:
> We want to kill members of the group Bin Ladan is inciting only to the
> extent that they want to kill us.  Other than that we just don't give
> a fuck about them either way.
What started the inciting were bombs dropped on Bin Laden and his
Up until then, America had been supplying the Taliban with arms, and the
C.I.A. had been involved with field assistance.
When a gas and oil field was discovered under Kazakstan, Turkmenistan
and Northern Afghanistan larger than the Caspian Sea, that all changed.
Iraq has 25% of the worlds' oil reserves, and also the
refineries so close.Perfect solution to the Texas oil lobby who were
running desperately dry.
Now, I wonder who they would be backing? And I wonder who they would
put into power?

The Gulf of Arabia barricade didn't allow wheelbarrows into Iraq,
because they could be employed to assist in the manufacture of nuclear
weapons, even though the basic engredients throughout the world required
for the manufacture of Nuclear weaponry had been accounted for, and it
was well known that Iraq didn't have any. Vaccines were not permitted to
pass for fear that they would be employed in the manufacture of
biological weapons, even though your average high school science student
knows that the organisms in vaccines are dead.

I could carry on hitting you with 'facts' like this for ever. I have
friends that come from there, and others that were there and saw it for
themselves, and have described how a wealthy country whos' citizens
(98%) enjoyed fresh running water, and a good education degenerated into
a situation where over a million children under the age of five died
between the two Gulf wars, because those vaccines were not permitted to
reach the hospitals that were literally begging for them.
But this is the way a siege works, isn't it?

Arabic culture is tribal. If Saddam had been deposed by his own people,
he would have simply been replaced by someone just as bad, and quite
possibly worse. The tribe that is in power benefits at the expense of
the others. This is the way their culture works, and this is the way it
will be when America and its' allies leave. At least this is the
situation as my Arabic Moslem friends and acquaintances tell me it is.
But then we can't expect the U.S. Government to have sources as good as
mine, can we?

Believe it or not, this is a completely unbiased outlook.
Just ask my many friends that were born and brought up in the U.S. and
observe with the objectivity and distance that time tends to lend, and
don't like what they see.


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