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Bali Bombings

Tarbash Chaputi tarbashchaputi at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 12:54:20 BST 2005

Oh, so your tolerant of tyrants developing and aiming nuclear weapons at your house?  Interesting point.  I don't think DB's point is that of American being a "cop", its about protecting our own security against tyrany.

"Gordon S. Doig" <gdoig at med.usyd.edu.au> wrote:

America is not the World's policeman (Isn't there a movie with puppets 
about this???). It is not up to any one country/religion/person to 
determine another's policy/objectives/goals.

The world would be a better place if we were all more tolerant and 
respectful of each other.


Don Benson wrote:

>Radical Islam isn't new. Early in the 18th Century, the Ottomans used
>Caucasians as slaves. Wahhabism inspired the birth of the lasting dynasty,
>the House of Saud (remember them folks?) and the growing Ottoman Empire.
>Fortunately for Europe, technology was in its infancy or things would have
>been different. We had another close call with Hitler: his mistake was in
>choosing the wrong scapegoats (the Jews - high tech thinkers who brought us
>atomic energy and rocketry); if he would have gotten the bomb first, again,
>things would have been different.
>The Islamic Republic of Iran makes no bones about its radical theocracy.
>Either you trust a crazy man with a gun, or you don't. I don't, and I
>suspect that our "pseudo-religious nitwit" in the White House doesn't
>either. But, what are his options at present? Bomb Iran? Woo Nellie, would
>he catch hell from the Left all over the planet. He caught hell from the
>Left when he went after the last crazy man who postured like he had a gun.
>I believe we are experiencing the twilight in the War on Terror. I am also
>afraid that it will take a nuclear device in one of our major cities before
>we the people of this great nation unite in common cause. Remember (and I've
>tried): you can not reason with a crazy man. By all rational standards, a
>young man who is convinced that if he kills a thousand infidels that he will
>be rewarded with heaven and 72 virgins is either crazy or has a small penis,
>or both.
>If we don't curtail Iran's (and any radical theocracy) goal of atomic
>weaponry, things will be different for our children.
>Don Benson, DO, FACEP
>Department of Emergency Medicine
>St. John Hospital and Medical Center
>bensonblues at comcast.net
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thomas Anthony Horan [mailto:thoran at sarah.br] 
>Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:41 AM
>To: Trauma & Critical Care mailing list
>Subject: RE: Bali Bombings
>I don't think silence indicates a lack of sympathy for the families of the
>dead, or a lack of humanity, nor a lack of respect for the efforts of the
>rescuers. The real problem is we don't know what to do about it. How does
>one fight a religious ideology, the idea of martyrdom, rewards in the after
>life and so on? Especially so when we are led by a pseudoreligious nitwit of
>our own.
>Now that western nations have essentially given up on the neuclear program
>of Iran, are powerless to do anything about it, and have squandered in Iraq
>the moral high ground they held after 9/11, such bombings we have seen in
>the resorts of Bali and Egypt, pale to insignificance next to the holocaust
>planned by radical islamist once they achieve the ability. 
>>From: Fontana, David[SMTP:DFontana at phcn.vic.gov.au]
>>Reply To: Trauma & Critical Care mailing list
>>Sent: terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2005 22:22
>>To: trauma-list at trauma.org
>>Subject: Bali Bombings
>>I note with interest the lack of discussion surrounding the recent
>>repeat terror attacks on tourists and citizens of Bali.
>>Are we disheartened, disinterested or overwhelmed? Normally an affront
>>to humanity of this nature would draw some comment from the list; why
>>not on this occasion? 
>>After discussion with my colleagues, I offer our deepest sympathies to
>>the victims and their families. And we further commend the efforts of
>>the rescuers, medical staff and volunteers who aided the victims.
>>We fear that this repeat attack will further damage the economy and
>>livelihood of the Balinese people who depend so much on the tourist
>>dollar for survival. 
>>David R Fontana RN
>>Dip.App.Sci., B.Nsg(N.Ed).,PGrad.Dip.Adv.Clin.Nurs.(Melb.)
>>Associate Nurse Manager
>>Anaesthesia & Post Anaesthesia Care Unit
>>Frankston Hospital
>>Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
>>03 9784-7404
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