Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Terror
From: Tarek Charara <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 23:22:53 +0200

le 13.09.2001 21:29, Edward Birch à a écrit :

>> le 13.09.2001 17:10, Jeffery Smith à a écrit :
>>> It is always easy to say "the ends justify the means". I don't subscribe
>>> to that. Terrorists do.
>> This is a philosophical question. If you know that killing someone can
> spare
>> millions of other lives, would you kill that person?
>> It's a difficult question...
> But one that Harry S. Truman faced in 1945.  He did save millons of lives.
> Ed.

Of course you would kill that person! The ends ALWAYS justify the means.
It's the intention that counts, that makes things good or evil...

I would like to express something that I have on my mind since a few
messages ago... This event, this attack against America is not only that,
it's an attack against America as a symbol of democracy and free thinking.
Maybe this horrible event is the trigger for a better tomorrow, maybe it
will make us stick together beyond our differences... Maybe this will make
it clear to those who are still wondering, that this is ONE world and even
if you put imaginary or virtual bounderies, it still is one world. What
happened in NYC could have happened in Paris, London, Berlin or anywhere in
the free world.

We all want to just LIVE our lives, eat, sleep, have sex, take picture with
our Leicas, send our children through school and basically be happy. This is
true in every part of the world despite some mad leaders, all known to us.
All of humanity is afraid of terrorists.

I have the feeling that this might be the beginning of a new era of people
sticking together and collaborating against a common ennemy.

For the info, France stopped a terrorist attack of this kind a couple of
years ago, when an Air France plane was supposed to crash in Paris. It was
stopped in Marseille. The authors? Islamic extremists from Algeria,
certainly financed by bin Laden.

Let's stick together!