1997-06-04 - Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: 81747971eb534d8c6cd4e02b3205edbcbf124a50ad48dfd2f14e58494c5b3e45
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-04 19:28:05 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 03:28:05 +0800

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 03:28:05 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism
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In <v03102818afbb58470a20@[]>, on 06/04/97 
   at 10:51 AM, Tim May <tcmay@got.net> said:

>Yes, innocents die in such attacks. Yes, grieving mothers cry. Yes, yes,
>yes to all of the denunciations of terrorism. But the fact is that all
>war is a kind of terrorism, and all wars and all struggles have resulted
>in deaths of innocents.

>(Intereting that Bell is so widely condemned for wanting to transfer the
>burden to the actual guilty parties, and not the innocents usually
>consumed as fuel in wars.)

Hi Tim,

I think a distinction needs to be made between a war of aggression and
people defending against that aggression.

For the most part thoses labeled as "terrorist" are the one who are
fighting against an aggressor. Most terrorist don't just wake up one
morning and decide to start blowing things up. They only become active
after a foreign power attacks them and they react in self defence no
different if some one breaks into you house and you shoot them (I am sure
that there are some liberal winnies here who think that selfdefence is

If you did not have the Federal government acting as an aggressor towards
its own citizens then you would not see such things happen.

I personnaly think the OK was a poor choice of targets. There are much
more strategic targets in DC and MD. You would think that McVeigh, with
his military background, would have known better.

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