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Re: GAK patents, anyone?

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Sean Roach wrote:

> At 01:34 AM 9/9/97 +0200, Anonymous wrote:
> >International terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2331 is
> >"activities that
> >(A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life
> >that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United
> >States or of any State, or that would be a criminal
> >violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United
> >States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended (i) to
> >intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to
> >influence the policy of a government by intimidation or
> >coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by
> >assassination or kidnaping."

I can't read this paragraph without shaking my head in awe. Even if their
motives were for the best, which is certainly debateable, who here _can't_
think of a few incidents where our own government's agencies were involved
in _exactly_ these sorts of activities?  I realize that I'm not saying
anything that hasn't been noted time and again in this forum, but I
suppose I'm young enough that this sort of blatant doublespeak just blows
my mind.