[ExI] More deaths from COVID-19 than Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 05:50:32 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 9:56 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The commander in chief, generals and soldiers are reluctant to give or
> obey an illegal order because they think it is the wrong thing to do and,
> failing that, they are afraid of the reactions of others in the chain of
> command. If fear of citizens with guns were a deterrent then the US would
> never have been able to invade well-armed states such as Iraq.

### Oh, the US invaded some countries with well-armed citizens, and
time-and-again got their asses Kalashnikov-whipped in Vietnam, Iraq,
Afghanistan and other places.

And remember Geronimo? A few savages with guns, managed to terrorize huge
swathes of land and were only captured once they got more or less bored
with living on the run.

Guns work.

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