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[Oct. 15th, 2001|03:45 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
by Daniel Solnit
Dissident Voice; October 9, 2001
Confused? Having difficulty telling the good guys from the bad guys? Use this handy Guide to differences between Terrorists and the U.S.Government
ERRORISTS: Supposed leader is the spoiled son of a powerful politician, from extremely wealthy oil family
US GOVERNMENT: Supposed leader is the spoiled son of a powerful politician, from extremely wealthy oil family
TERRORISTS: Leader has declared a holy war ('Jihad') against his enemies'; believes any nation not with him is against him; believes god is on his side, and that any means are justified.
US GOVERNMENT: Leader has declared a holy war ('Crusade') against his 'enemies'; believes any nation not with him is against him; believes god is on his side, and that any means are justified.
TERRORISTS: Supported by extreme fundamentalist religious leaders who preach hatred, intolerance, subjugation of women, and persecution of non-believers
US GOVERNMENT: Supported by extreme fundamentalist religious leaders who preach hatred, intolerance, subjugation of women, and persecution of non-believers
TERRORISTS: Leadership was not elected by a majority of the people in a free and fair democratic election
US GOVERNMENT: Leadership was not elected by a majority of the people in a free and fair democratic election
TERRORISTS: Kills thousands of innocent civilians, some of them children, in cold blooded bombings
US GOVERNMENT: Kills (tens of) thousands of innocent civilians, some of them children, in cold blooded bombings
TERRORISTS: Operates through clandestine organization (al Qaeda) with agents in many countries; uses bombing, assassination, other terrorist tactics
US GOVERNMENT: Operates through clandestine organization (CIA) with agents in many countries; uses bombing, assassination, other terrorist tactics
TERRORISTS: Using war as pretext to clamp down on dissent and undermine civil liberties
US GOVERNMENT: Using war as pretext to clamp down on dissent and undermine civil liberties
TERRORISTS: Weapon of choice: a three-dollar box cutter
US GOVERNMENT: Weapon of choice: a billion-dollar B1 bomber
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From: helluvav8
2001-10-15 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh eat me. If you're possibly comparing those bastards who blew up the WTC towers to the U.S. government, I suggest you shut up and get out of the country. And no, I'm not being a misinformed fool here... we're taking out military buildings and missle sights. They took out two office buildings. Don't you dare compare them with us.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2001-10-15 09:51 pm (UTC)
Rob, it's all right... I didn't write that. I just thought it brought up a powerful point. I can respect your patriotism, I just don't have much of my own.
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