[hackmeeting] [muy off-topic] [pero si no lo mando me sale una úlcera]
jarripotter en hotmail.com
Sab Sep 15 04:17:45 CEST 2001
Siento usar la lista para esto, pero es que he flipado con este texto y no
ocurre tan a menudo; perdón, no lo volveré a hacer, lo juro, lo juro O:|
this has got nothing to do with anything technical, nothing to do with
linguistics whatsoever. In fact, I never circulate email messages of any
kind but I just received this and I thought I had to share it with you:
Dear Gary and whoever else is on this email thread: I've been hearing a lot
of talk about "bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age." Ronn Owens, on
KGO Talk Radio today, allowed that this would mean killing innocent people,
people who had nothing to do with this atrocity, but "we're at war, we have
to accept collateral damage. What else can we do?" Minutes later I heard
some TV pundit discussing whether we "have the belly to do what must be
done." And I thought about the issues being raised especially hard because I
am from Afghanistan, and even though I've lived here for 35 years I've never
lost track of what's going on there. So I want to tell anyone who will
listen how it all looks from where I'm standing. I speak as one who hates
the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. There is no doubt in my mind that these
people were responsible for the atrocity in New York. I agree that something
must be done about those monsters. But the Taliban and Ben Laden are not
Afghanistan. They're not even the government of Afghanistan. The Taliban are
a cult of ignorant psychotics who took over Afghanistan in 1997. Bin Laden
is a political criminal with a plan. When you think Taliban, think Nazis.
When you think Bin Laden, think Hitler. And when you think "the people of
Afghanistan" think "the Jews in the concentration camps." It's not only that
the Afghan people had nothing to do with this atrocity. They were the first
victims of the perpetrators. They would exult if someone would come in
there, take out the Taliban and clear out the rats nest of international
thugs holed up in their country. Some say, why don't the Afghans rise up and
overthrow the Taliban? The answer is, they're starved, exhausted, hurt,
incapacitated, suffering. A few years ago, the United Nations estimated that
there are 500,000 disabled orphans in Afghanistan-a country with no economy,
no food. There are millions of widows. And the Taliban has been burying
these widows alive in mass graves. The soil is littered with land mines, the
farms were all destroyed by the Soviets. These are a few of the reasons why
the Afghan people have not overthrown the Taliban. We come now to the
question of bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age. Trouble is, that's
been done. The Soviets took care of it already. Make the Afghans suffer?
They're already suffering. Level their houses? Done. Turn their schools into
piles of rubble? Done. Eradicate their hospitals? Done. Destroy their
infrastructure? Cut them off from medicine and health care? Too late.
Someone already did all that.
New bombs would only stir the rubble of earlier bombs. Would they at least
get the Taliban? Not likely. In today's Afghanistan, only the Taliban eat,
only they have the means to move around. They'd slip away and hide. Maybe
the bombs would get some of those disabled orphans, they don't move too
fast, they don't even have wheelchairs. But flying over Kabul and dropping
bombs wouldn't really be a strike against the criminals who did this
horrific thing. Actually it would only be making common cause with the
Taliban-by raping once again the people they've been raping all this time.
So what else is there? What can be done, then? Let me now speak with true
fear and trembling. The only way to get Bin Laden is to go in there with
ground troops. When people speak of "having the belly to do what needs to be
done" they're thinking in terms of having the belly to kill as many as
needed. Having the belly to overcome any moral qualms about killing innocent
people. Let's pull our heads out of the sand. What's actually on the table
is Americans dying. And not just because some Americans would die fighting
their way through Afghanistan to Bin Laden's hideout. It's much bigger than
that folks. Because to get any troops to Afghanistan, we'd have to go
through Pakistan. Would they let us? Not likely. The conquest of Pakistan
would have to be first. Will other Muslim nations just stand by? You see
where I'm going. We're flirting with a world war between Islam and the West.
And guess what: that's Bin Laden's program. That's exactly what he wants.
That's why he did this. Read his speeches and statements. It's all right
there. He really believes Islam would beat the west. It might seem
ridiculous, but he figures if he can polarize the world into Islam and the
West, he's got a billion soldiers. If the west wreaks a holocaust in those
lands, that's a billion people with nothing left to lose, that's even better
from Bin Laden's point of view. He's probably wrong, in the end the west
would win, whatever that would mean, but the war would last for years and
millions would die, not just theirs but ours. Who has the belly for that?
Bin Laden does. Anyone else?
Bueno, y ya aprovecho para saludar a mi papá y a mi mamá y para felicitar a
la asamblea porque las cosas salen adelante y el hackmeeting está teniendo
una buena pinta... ÑAM!
¡¡Nos vemos en Leioa!!
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