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Re: AP [was: Re: Kiddie porn on the Internet] [NOISE]

At 05:32 AM 9/22/96 -0500, William H. Geiger III wrote:
>In <[email protected]>, on 09/22/96 at 12:09 AM,
>   Bill Stewart <[email protected]> said:
>>If the US _had_ really wanted to assassinate Saddam, they could have
>>hired professionals to do the job (like Mossad.)  Instead they
>>killed 200,000 other Iraqis, including civilians, draftees, and a
>>few tens of thousands of real soldiers.
>You need to take into account the politics of the region. With Saddam gone you have
>created a power vaccume that Iran would be all to happy to fill. It was for this
>reason that durring the Gulf War the US & its allias (European & Arab) did not go to
>Bagdad. They mearly wanted to knock Saddam down a notch or two not take him out.

You're thinking like a statist.  If Saddam's death leaves "a power vacuum," 
then simply kill the leadership of Iran, and any other nearby state with 
designs on the middle east.  Gee, whats the problem?  This "kill the 
leadership" system gets mighty addictive!  Where will it end? 

Which is why it isn't started in the first place.  The people who might 
start it are the ones with the most to lose if it spreads.  That's why 
Saddam is alive today.

Jim Bell
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