[OPE-L:5930] the wages of war

From: Asfilho@aol.com
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 12:37:23 EDT

I am apalled by the US government's use of the term "Crusade" to describe 
their forthcoming actions in the Middle East. 

Are they (a) unaware of the implications of this word, especially for 
Muslims, or (b) is the C-word being used deliberately?

If (a), this reinforces the opinion that US ruling classes have been 
ill-served by their political leaders (perhaps for many years) - what an 
ignorant bunch they are! Only raw power, ie, the material resources at their 
disposal, allows them to avoid the consequences of their own mediocrity. 

If (b), what are the *real* objectives of the war to come, for the US ruling 


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