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Re: in defense on Lon Horiuchi



On Fri, Sep 12, 1997 at 02:01:59PM +0200, Anonymous wrote:
> 
[...]
> As Tim and others have noted from time to time, one man's terrorist
> is another man's freedom fighter.  A corollary to this is that one
> man's policeman is another man's terrorist.  Calling Horiuchi - a
> //trained sniper// - a policeman is stretching credulity.  Consider
> too that the Weavers weren't threatening anyone when they were
> initially attacked/ambushed by the Feds - so in what way were the 
> Feds fulfilling a "policeman" role?
> 
> In any case, it wasn't really my intention to "compare" the deeds of
> Horiuchi and McVeigh.  I was merely noting that the defense of
> Horiuchi by Herr Direktor Freeh could have been used nearly
> verbatim in McVeigh's behalf.  As you've pointed out, though, there 
> /is/ that crucial difference though, isn't there?  One of them has a 
> badge and gets paid by the taxpayers, which makes him a "policeman."

That's a big difference, of course.

Note also that terrorists and freedom fighters are *both* outside the 
law, and are quite different from police.

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