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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

I think it’s far too early to give any real comment on today’s attacks, other than to condemn those behind them and extend my deepest sympathies to those affected. I feel certain that this will be revisited over a number of years, but for now, I think it’s right to leave comment there.

This 663rd post was filed under: News and Comment.






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Comments and responses

Comment from Rebecca


by Rebecca

Comment posted at 14:51 on 9th July 2005.

Just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the friends and familys of the victums dead or alive.

TO THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS. YOUR ALL FUCKED UP, YOU REALLY NEED TO FUCK OFF TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND LEAVE MINE AND AMERICAS ALONE.
WE HAVE TRIED TO HELP YOU AND YOUR THROUGH IT BACK IN OUR FACE. NEXT TIME YOUR COUNTRY IS BEENING RAN BY A LOONITIC WE WILL JUST LEAVE YOU ALL TO DIE CAUSE THATS WHAT YOU ALL DESERVE. DONOT EVER
ASK FOR OUR HELP AGAIN. FUCKING DIE ALL OF YOU!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 16:13 on 9th July 2005.

I think it’s fairly clear from my second post on this subject that I can only echo the sentiments of the first sentence of Rebecca’s comment, but I’m sure it’s natural to feel so very angry, as the rest of the comment demonstrates, if you were personally affected by the tragic events.


Comment from Maximilian Goldenburg


by Maximilian Goldenburg

Comment posted at 20:37 on 9th July 2005.

Incidentally, is Rebecca suggesting that Saddam Hussein is mentally ill (viz a lunatic), and therefore cannot be held responsible for his actions in a court of law as in the forthcoming trial?

I would argue most strenuously that Saddam Hussein is not a lunatic, and should he be found guilty of his crimes, suffer the appropriate punishment, namely execution.

No doubt the “lunatic” liberals will argue that acts of genocide are not worthy of punishment, but the individuals responsible merely need to be “re-educated”. I wonder if these same liberals are celebrating the release of Karla Homolka?


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