[extropy-chat] Islamic morons win yet again

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Oct 2 02:27:15 UTC 2006

At 12:14 PM 9/30/2006 -0700, Eliezer wrote:

>+1 insightful:
>"Iraq: the world's first Suicide State"

A learned friend writes:

<What utter crap.  Violence motivated by the desire to expel foreign invaders
or colonizers, to restore the historical dominance of one ethnic or
religious group or to establish a new structure of dominance, or to impose a
particular set of religious rules--goals which are held by the various
indigenous factions who are killing people in Iraq--is hardly "fighting for
nothing in particular."  There isn't one manifesto that fits everybody
toting a gun or a bomb--there are a number of contending factions--but the
fact that it can't all be summed up easily in this guy's PowerPoint
presentation doesn't make it "aimless."  Different participants have
different aims.  This is far from unusual--consider the various factions
involved in the South African resistance.>

Damien Broderick

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