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From: Taoss - Sherry Swiney 
To: PATRICK Crusade 
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: Another day at the Empire
Sunday, March 09, 2003 by Kurt Nimmo

"There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it," wrote William James. So it is with terrorism. For instance, the CIA wants us to believe "terrorists" will attack "American and allied forces inside [Iraq] after any invasion," according to Thom Shanker and David Johnston of the New York Times. Once upon a time these "terrorists" would have been considered guerillas, or resistance fighters. It will serve the Bushites well to classify any resistance against US occupation of Iraq as "terrorism," of course. In this way all captured post-invasion "terrorists" can be treated not as POWs, but as non-state combatants who do not merit Geneva Convention protection (as Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters wasting away at Camp X-Ray do not "deserve" such consideration, and can thus be tortured and held indefinitely). In the New World Order future envisioned by Bush and his demented advisors, all people resisting domination and occupation in the Third World will be assigned the "terrorist" classification. Thus they will all become Palestinians and the US will be able to treat them the way the Israelis do, which is to say they will be considered sub-human and without human rights.... 

Sherry Swiney
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking 
we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein