[ExI] riots again

F. C. Moulton moulton at moulton.com
Fri Oct 5 23:25:19 UTC 2012

On 10/05/2012 02:15 PM, Tomaz Kristan wrote:
> I, as an Eastern European I would understand if you'd nuked Kabul.

Let us think just for a moment how horrible it would have been to nuke
Kabul in 2001.  Kabul is the name of a city, a metropolitan area and a
province.  Depending on which definition is used the population numbers
range from 500,000 to 3,000,000 although exact values are difficult to
determine.  For simple numbers use a population of 1,000,000 and
consider that probably at least 25% are early teens or younger.  In the
event of a nuclear attack most would die due to blast effects, radiation
and other factors.  Think about these 250,000 youngsters dying; some in
horrible agony.  For what?  Exactly what possible reason would there
have been to murder 250,000 youngsters?  And what about all of the rest
of the population?

I understand that you (Tomaz) did not say one way or the other about
your feelings concerning a nuclear attack on Kabul.  Since this is the
Extropian list I will assume that there is no list member who would say
that in 2001 the USA should have carried out a nuclear attack on Kabul.
 To advocate such a nuclear attack would be inhumane and foolish as well
as against Extropian values.


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