On Sunday, December 2, 2001, at 04:37 , firstname.lastname@example.org
> Antiwar News...(# 37)
It remains funny to read the gag line 'Russian anti-aircraft guns
manufactured around 1943.' - as if this should be taken in any way
seriously other than as a simple failure to be honest with people.
I mean why not call the B-52 a 'fifties vintage antique'.... Since
it was first developed in that era. Are people this unwilling to
be 'honest' in the 'anti-war side'???? that they have to blatantly
LIE to the american people to 'make a point'?????
Look at the video images of AAA systems that the Taliban has been
actually using! Don't trust my opinion - look at what is there.
Then ask yourself - gosh kiddies when were those BMP's built???
So lets move along from the simply technical to the possibly
intellectually challenging moment in all of this - is it really
the case that the 'anti-war movement' has decided that being
openly misogynistic is even cooler now than before? What was the
big plan on how to end the Taliban rule? What was the plan to get
those arrest warrents served in Afghanistan - let alone the extradition?
What are the really cool and groovy plans to get the how many ever
million afghani refugees in Pakistan home to their homeland? What was
the Really even groovier plans to end the civil war in Afghanistan?
What are the really cooler and groovier plans to restore women's rights
to a Taliban Held Afghanistan?
Or is it just that these have never really been issues anyone in the
'anti-war' movement wanted to address? Since to go there would mean
having to come up with something more than the simplistic 'hate
america and the west and modernism, and the problem of complexity'
cheap rhetoric of 'they are bad people' to match the even lamer
'evil doers' rhetoric of Shrub????
I think that some folks have noticed, perchance, that when an armed
force is willing to 'die in place' - that getting them to 'negotiate'
is not a really possible option for preventing them from engaging
in the 'armed struggle phase'.
Some may even have noticed that Yassar Araft is going to have some
problems bringing the 'really cool butch macho' "armed factions" to
heel and allow any type of peace settlement to occur as long as those
armed factions are bent upon the simple thesis of Slaughtering all Jews
and Crusaders in the Middle East.
How exactly has the way too cool 'anti-war types' come up with a way
to stop armed terrorism, either by 'the evil doers' or the foreign
based people who are not members of the American Armed Forces or any
of their wholely owned subsidiaries????
More whining while people keep dying?
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