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blt AMERICAN ATTACKS- - -PART FOUR (115* d) RE: AMERICAN ATTACKS- - -PART FOUR 11 Sep 01


CNN's website describes the apparent bombing in Kabul as being unrelated to anything the US might be doing but caused by a faction internally, something about blowing up a garbage dump. BBC's website has a broader view than most US press, it's worth looking at.

All this talk about revenge being "wired in," I don't think that's accurate. That takes the responsiblity for acting out of the actor's hands, as if there is no such thing as being able to choose thoughtfully, as if being out of control with rage is fine and dandy. Feeling vengeful and actually taking revenge are two separate things. It makes sense to be extremely emotional in the face of such horror, whether one is furious, feels helpless, betrayed, grief-stricken, numb, scared, or combinations of all those and more. The Salon website, from an interview with Anthony Lake, appears to have already decided we're (the US) at war. The question is simply who are we at war with? And, will anyone think it is relevant to fully answer or understand that question before responding militarily?

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