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flattop Declaring War against terrorism (69* d) RE: Declaring War againt terrorism 20 Sep 01


Amos, you have far more knowledge of military issues and you be grappling with these issues. I was impressed with debates you seem to be having with yourself on earlier threads. I believe that you are aware of the complexity of the issues and doubt that I would come up with any better answer than Americans would. I think Bush and his staff have been doing a good job so far and that they are grappling with the complexity of these issues.

The point I originally wanted to make is in the second post on this thread. My point was that the situation looks totally different to people who feel that the U.S. is their enemy.

Dave quickly turned my statement into the same old arguments while complaining that there were too many threads on the same old arguments. I don't know if he was being dense or simply emotional.

Looking at how the things are shaping up this morning, you have religious leaders telling Osama bin Laden that he could give himself up. At the same time they are saying that they will call for a holy war if the U.S. attacks Afghanistan. The former was a surprise, the latter expected. Is the U.S. government ready to fight a holy guerilla war with people around the world?

Should Osama bin Laden give himself up, which I think unlikely, many people in the U.S. will not be happy unless he is executed, even if evidence is lacking. People in other parts of the world will be angry if he is executed no matter how much evidence is found. He will become a bigger hero and a bigger role model to some if he is executed.


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