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There was a diary or a story not so long ago (on dKos, I think) which described terrorists as gangsters and advocated the same law and order solutions that are used against organised crime, which it effectively is.

I fully agreed then and fully agree with you, as well as with your additional point that the comparison to Hitler's Germany is insulting and counterproductive to the resolution of the current problem.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 11:23:58 AM EST
...I'll be back more regularly starting after September 10th and I have a hell of a story to tell about my first own election campaign. All the best and see you all soon.
by jandsm on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 12:06:56 PM EST
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on September 11?!

That sounds mighty suspicious, I must say... (sorry)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 12:08:54 PM EST
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...we have local elections in Lower Saxony on September 10.

All I am planning for September 11 is awaking very late and not sober and a press conference.

by jandsm on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 12:13:37 PM EST
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BTW, I mentionned your diary on Alain Gresh latest blog post.
by Laurent GUERBY on Sat Sep 2nd, 2006 at 04:53:53 PM EST
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by jandsm on Sat Sep 2nd, 2006 at 05:12:31 PM EST
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To re-post some data:

The number of murders in 2001 was 15,980.
The 9 Sept 01 terror attacks killed 2,973.
Adding these raises the total killings to 18,953.
This is an increase of less than 20%.
There were more murders in 1995: 21,597.

Briefly:

Adding the 9/11 deaths to that year's murders raises the total by less than 20%.
There were more murders in 1995.

Quick, burn the Constitution!

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Here, "murders" = instances of "MURDER AND NONNEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER" from the FBI's uniform crime reports.

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by technopolitical on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 05:04:23 PM EST
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Deaths in road traffic accidents in the USA exceed 42,500 a year (incidentally in about 45th place in terms of per head of population).

Clearly it is time for Bush to declare a war on driving as a major killer of Americans.

by Londonbear on Sun Sep 3rd, 2006 at 09:19:09 PM EST
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