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Bali Bombings

Gordon S. Doig gdoig at med.usyd.edu.au
Sun Oct 9 22:55:04 BST 2005


When I am faced with complex situations, I try to consider all possible 
reactions by asking myself how truly great people might react. In this 
situation, I ask myself: 'What would Ghandi do?'

Gordon


Tarbash Chaputi wrote:

>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.
> 
>Brian
>
>"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.
>
>Gordon
>
>Don Benson wrote:
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>>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
>>Detroit
>>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
>>
>>David,
>>
>>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. 
>>
>>Tom
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>>>----------
>>>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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