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Paul,

At-a-Boy for a very objective and calm reply to a
provocative note from Syed. However, I wonder what
positive effect your response will have on Syed, who
is either an idiot or another fundamentalist muslim.

Rajendran
 
--- Paul Feather <pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com> wrote:
> The answers to your questions are easy.  First the
> people you describe (the
> Afghans) support a government and other
> organizations in the heroin financed
> targeting of another peaceful country's civilian
> population for a continued
> campaign of cowardly evil murderous acts over a
> period a many years, blaming
> these people for all their worlds troubles (even
> though we are the single
> largest contributor to Afghanistan aid)  rather than
> accept responsibility
> for their own future.  They justify their actions by
> corrupting and twisting
> the holy word of Islam to fit their cause.  They
> finally cap their
> atrocities with an unprecedented attack where the
> carnage was so intense and
> objectionable that even the US and international
> media could not show the
> horrifyingly true extent of the damage done to
> innocent people of several
> nationalities, again justified in the name of Islam.
> 
> This is a guaranteed way to have brick houses
> collapse under the vibration
> of 5000 lb bombs.
> 
> I sincerely regret the loss of civilian life in
> Afghanistan.  I am also
> completely unwilling to accept the future loss of
> civilian life in the US
> and around the world if the real terrorists are
> allowed to continue to
> operate.
> 
> Paul Feather
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Syed A Masroor" <sam2000(--nospam--at)cyber.net.pk>
> To: "list" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 11:38 PM
> Subject: Destruction of Kurram Village, Afghanistan
> 
> 
> > Dear colleagues
> >
> > Last week, some terrorists, flying huge military
> airplanes, bombed the
> > Kurram village near Jalalabad out of existence. 
> Unfortunately, the
> > design of one and two storied Group R- Division
> III structures was
> > incapable of withstanding the 25 explosion that
> shook the village in the
> > middle of the night.  Almost everyone died.
> >
> > The deaths are attributed to poor structural
> design and non enforcement
> > of building codes in Afghanistan.  All houses were
> made with
> > unreinforced clay-brick masonry in lime mortar
> (Type-O).  The brittle
> > failure of heavy walls under explosion loading
> caused the most damage to
> > life.
> >
> > The roofs were 22swg sheets over 2x4s.  These were
> overlaid with a thick
> > layer of mud mixed with grass.  When the roofs
> collapsed, the inmates
> > were burried in this mud. All materials used in
> construction of these
> > houses had only one objective. To keep the
> blistering winter and
> > scorching summer of Eastern Afghanistan out.
> >
> > As most of the houses were owner-designed and
> built, with the help of a
> > village mason - all dead, we cannot ask their
> point of view.   But since
> > some of the aiders and abeters of this massacre
> may be on the list, we
> > may ask there opinion on how to destroy lime-brick
> houses with 5000lb
> > bombs.
> >
> > Syed Abulkhair Masroor
> > Consulting Structural Engineer
> > Karachi, Pakistan.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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