[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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