[ RadSafe ] RE: Proliferation

Peterson, Ken KPeterson at MarinetteMarine.com
Fri Jul 11 12:03:36 CDT 2008


Your posting shows the influence of media propaganda.  While the US
Government and the media would like you to think that all Muslims are
sword waving terrorists, it's just not true.  While I abhor the
circumstances in which children are used by some of these groups, the
Mullahs encouraging these types of acts are shunned by the majority of
Muslims and do not have the resources or finances to develop or use a
nuclear device.  Iran talks a good game, but they aren't in a position
to do anything, it's just posturing.  Don't make the mistake of judging
whole countries by the actions of a few fanatics - even in the USA we
have prominent, powerful people who believe that the earth was created
5,000 years ago and others who state AIDS was developed by the US
government to eradicate the black community.  I would hope the rest of
the world does not judge the US people on the actions or statements of
Jerry Falwell and his ilk.  And while the Koran is not exactly a text
endorsing peace and tolerance, neither is the Old Testament.  I share
your horror in using women and children as suicide bombers, but I do
realize it's an emotional response - I can confess to some old fashioned
Neanderthal dismay when I hear of the US military using more and more
women in combat related roles (even ones for which they are not suited)
in pursuit of political correctness. 

I used to have the strong, maybe blind belief that my country could do
no wrong and was the shining light of freedom and democracy for the
world.  I have become much more cynical over the past ten years.  I
remember being young and watching the Deer Hunter and being horrified at
how helpless prisoners were treated - fast forward 30 years to Abu Graib
and water boarding at Guantanamo.  

For every person lining up to push a button destroying all non-Muslims,
rest assured there are 3 or 4 here who would fight to push a button
killing all non-Christians...

Ken Peterson

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:59:39 -0500
From: garyi at trinityphysics.com
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Proliferation
To: "rad safe" <radsafe at radlab.nl>,	"Brennan, Mike  (DOH)"
	<Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>
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Hi Mike,

You make some excellent points, but I must say that any culture that
embraces suicide 
bombing, using their own children as carriers, definitely falls into the
category of "They are 
just crazy enough to do it!"  

Remember, I am not talking about having their children taken from them
by force.  No, I am 
talking about parents who have a celebration prior to the bombing.  Just
think about that for a 
second.  What would they do if they had a nuclear weapon?  North Korea
is one thing, but 
Islamic terrorism is entirely different.  But I do agree with you that
biological or chemical 
agents are the more serious threat.   

If there were a button that would make every non-muslim head in the
world suddenly 
explode, I promise you that we would find quite a few people who would
fight each other to 
be able to push it first.

And that is your happy thought for the day.  :)

-Gary Isenhower

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