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Re: Crypto-victory in Commerce; Oxley talks about nuking Congress

At 6:37 PM -0700 9/24/97, Declan McCullagh wrote:

>least if you've heard it 17 times in the past few weeks. So
>today Rep. Oxley whipped out his trump card: if you don't
>vote for my amendment, you'll get blown up! "How about some
>terrorist orgainztion acting with impunity because they
>have the ability to communicate with impunity gets a hold
>of a Russian nuclear device and threatens to blow up the
>Capitol of the United States?"

Sounds to me like Oxley is presaging the Reichstag Fire.

And since his work buddies in Covert Ops are probably the ones supplying
the NDTs from Kazikstan to the freedom fighters, his foreshadowing may be

A good time to get out of Dodge.

--Tim May

The Feds have shown their hand: they want a ban on domestic cryptography
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