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

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 23:31:58 UTC 2020

On Sat, 18 Apr 2020 at 15:52, Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> 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.

But do you really think the main reason Trump does not make himself supreme
leader for life is that he is afraid of people in their homes with guns?

> --
Stathis Papaioannou
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