OT- Re: World Trade Crash and a bit about computers

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Wed Sep 12 19:15:52 2001

>No, I don't buy that people hate us just because we are an open, free and
>prosperous nation. We have pissed people off around the world because of
>our actions over the past half-century.

Isn't thisone of the stages, where the victum feels guilty?

Did the powers of the world generally screw up the middle east, Duh!

Did the powers of the middle east make it much worse, again Duh!

Big mistakes that come to mind;

Artificial creation of a number of new or combined states after WWII.
Brought the Shah of Iran to power.
Walked away from the Shah of Iran.

Many people are unhappy with "the American way", normally I have a fair
amount of tolerance, but today that tolerance extends only to those who
practice peacefull means. Disdain, but luke warm tolerance of terrorists
and their quiet supportors has come to an end.

What I hope can happen, since I really have no taste for mass killing, is
that Bush will form a large and serious coalition, and one by one those
nations that support terrorism will beg for mercy, and offer up all they
hold to sue for peace. Perhaps with just a touch of luck the nations of the
world can agree to a different path, and a series of large and bloody
examples will not be required.
Received on Wed Sep 12 2001 - 19:15:52 BST

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