Carioca, my response was in direct relation to "The747Man"'s post, in which he has pretty much said that the complete bombing of Afghanistan is totally warranted. The people in the WTC, Pentagon and the plane which crashed in Pennsylvania, are guilty of no crime. Neither are the people which I mentioned in Afghanistan, who will surely be killed if The747Man's "plan" was carried out. This is exactly what I am saying will make any person who launches such a campaign a terrorist, just like those people who perpetrated last weeks killings are terrorists.
The747Man is not calling for surgical strikes against a known target, but for the complete carpet bombing of an entire country. I quote:
So, Afganistanians, you can run and you can hide, but it won't help, .................................sorry. (On a sidenote, I think he should go back to school, as the people of Afghanistan are referred to Afghans or Afghanis).
I am actually disgusted by the events of the last week, but I am really not surprised by them. I am however surprised at the use of civilian aircraft in the conduction of their campaign. Why am I not surprised? Well, surprised by the attacks on New York and Washington, but not surprised by people being killed, as we see it on a daily basis in countries around the world. And not only are these deaths perpetuated by the "enemy", but also from nations which we call "friends".
As much as I despise death, I do agree that America should seek justice. By justice, I mean bringing whoever is responsible to trial to face his crimes. The "justice" which is being considered at the moment is "revenge".
But I am enough of a realist to know that any "justice" is going to be "revenge", and I know that innocent civilians will not be targetted (otherwise those nations involved in this action, cannot claim to hold moral highground), but I do hope that any deaths of innocent civilians are kept to a bare minimum, by only targetting surgical targets.
I hope you are now clear on where I stand Carioca. If not, keep asking me questions, and I will be happy to try and explain further.