Asunto: Re: World Trade crash...

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Tue Sep 11 23:19:25 2001

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001 wrote:

> >On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Carlos Murillo wrote:
> >
> >> And I am hoping that whatever retaliation is taken targets only those
> >> that are guilty, and not innocent bystanders. Most people under
> >> Taleban rule are also victims.
> >
> >Don't you think it is not only extremely premature but also highly
> >irresponsible to assume this was an attack carried out by any particular
> >group?
> >
> >Remember Oklahoma City?
> I think you might be right. I jumped to conclusions. It is
> just that the organization of this clearly cost millions of
> dollars, and there aren't those many terrorist organizations
> around with such deep pockets.

Why? There were likely no more than five or six participants in each of
the four planes. Say, twenty-five people max. Allow a few more at each
of the sirport terminals for whatever function. Fifty total? An
additional core of some indeterminate number who did the planning for
this exercise. Read the flight schedules and aircraft types from
websites on the 'net. Figure which day of the week would likely have
the lightest passenger loads (fewer people to resist). Then Make it
happen - as they did. Millions? More likely a hundres thousand or so.

                                                 - don

> >I don't think this incident calls for ANY retaliation. I think it DOES
> >call for America to take a moment to reflect on why any particular group
> >would want to inflict such horror on our nation. People just don't get
> >up
> >one day and say "Gee, I think I'll completely raze the World Trade Center
> >buildings...what fun that would be!"
> The way I see it, it just shows that "security" and modern life
> as we know it are incompatible. We can't have both, especially
> not through military/big brother solutions. A whole different
> approach is required to deal with conflicts globally, one in which
> none of the parties is bitter enough to try to get revenge.
> Remember the WWI armistice and the inhumane conditions it imposed
> on the losing side, thus creating the conditions for WWII.
> carlos.
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