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It was not important to understand why Hitler hated Jews - It was just
important to stop him!
Get it?
 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Chris Towne [mailto:ctowne(--nospam--at)chaptech.com] 
Sent:	Tuesday, October 23, 2001 3:34 PM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:	Re: Destruction of Kurram Village, Afghanistan

I have stayed out of this thread until now.  How can you state that the
bombings are senseless?  Mr. Ahmad, there is a point to the bombings and it
has been stated very well by some of the subscribers to this list.

There is a reason for why the terrorists attacked us, but I cannot tell you
that I care at this moment.  Tell the victim's families about this BIG WHY
and you will be lucky if you just get punched in the face and not shot.

Chris Towne, P.E.


----- Original Message -----
From: "syed faiz ahmad" <syedfaiz23(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Destruction of Kurram Village, Afghanistan


> This is the point. Please for God's sake think (rationally) for a moment
> only; WHY it so happened at first place??????
>
> Only addressing (seriously & squarely) this BIG WHY, will exterminate
> terrorism (and of course the many many Bin Ladens already there & more to
> take birth in future) for ever & not these senseless bombings.
>
> SYED FAIZ AHMAD; MENGG, MASCE
> SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
> SAUDI OGER LTD
> RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.
>
>
>
> >From: Michael Hemstad <mlhemstad(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
> >Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >Subject: Destruction of Kurram Village, Afghanistan
> >Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 11:24:23 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >Guys, guys, (and girls)-
> >Calm down.
> >
> >A terrible thing happened to us.  We're taking actions
> >to try stop it from happening again.  But we all
> >better realize a few things:
> >
> >1)  It almost certainly will happen again, no matter
> >how much we bomb Afghanistan.  The people who will do
> >it to us aren't in Afghanistan.  They're here.
> >
> >2)  The people of Afghanistan didn't hurt us, and
> >probably wouldn't if given the chance.  A man with a
> >beard and a lot of bad friends, who currently lives in
> >Afghanistan with the blessing of its "government",
> >did.  Unfortunately, in the process of going after
> >these groups, innocent people get hurt.  They get hurt
> >at our hands.  Don't tell them they had the
> >opportunity to move; where would they move to?
> >Afghanistan is a big place, and not easy to move
> >across, and most of them are too poor to move anyway.
> >Don't try to defend our actions to them, because most
> >of them didn't do anything wrong and now they're
> >homeless or hurt or dead.  And don't try to defend it
> >to their friends, as Mr. Masroor apparently is.  I'm
> >proud to be an American, too, but if you think you can
> >tell someone whose friends were just bombed into
> >oblivion that he should just accept it, you're an
> >idiot.  The kind of idiot the rest of the world thinks
> >of as the stereotypical American asshole.
> >
> >Where was I?  Oh, yeah.
> >3)  Terrorism isn't there for no reason.  People smart
> >enough to fly big airplanes don't just kill themselves
> >because some guy with a beard thought it was a good
> >idea.  The Germans didn't take to exterminating
> >millions of their countrymen just because some guy
> >with a mustache thought it was a good idea.  They buy
> >into this extremism because things are so bad, so
> >without hope, that reason and decency and common sense
> >don't work.  They buy into it because they are so
> >angry that they they'll listen to anyone who says "the
> >Americans caused this" or "the Jews caused this."  If
> >you really want to solve this problem, yes, you do try
> >to catch the guy with the beard.  But then, you'd
> >better ask yourself why it was so easy for him to get
> >everyone so angry.  That's where the real solution
> >lies.
> >
> >With apologies to everyone for eating up so much
> >bandwidth, I'll conclude:  I don't defend for a minute
> >what the terrorists did to us.  We should absolutely
> >try to catch the ringleaders, and put them in prison
> >to rot.  Not to throw icewater on your testosterone,
> >but terrorism is only the symptom of the problem that
> >we really need to solve.  Solving it may even mean
> >looking at ourselves, because over the years, let's
> >face it, America has pulled some pretty crappy stunts.
> >  And until we figure these things out, all the bombs
> >in the world aren't going to solve the problem.
> >
> >Mike Hemstad
> >St. Paul, Minnesota
> >
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