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Re: Turn on CNN
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at 04:35:14
In Reply To: Re: Turn on CNN posted by LesiSputnik on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at 20:53:23:

> If that is the case, I believe it is far too early to begin any such thing. We need to find out who was behind the attacks before we decide to contribute to the death toll.

The Northern Alliance took responsibility for the attack, and the Taliban fingers them as well.

I agree with everything you said; however, I feel I should point out the rule concerning issues of national security: if you know it, the government has known it longer and currently knows more. I don't believe we will retaliate before we are positive who did it. But that "we" may be only "the U.S. government" and not necessarily "the U.S. people." When retaliation happens, depending on how it happens, it's entirely possible it will seem to us that it's too soon to know for sure when, in fact, the government has all the facts in. We'll see.

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