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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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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