[Cryptography] "Most Americans Don't Mind Being on Candid Camera"

Barney Wolff barney at databus.com
Wed Mar 25 14:27:49 EDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 09:13:15PM -0700, Ray Dillinger wrote:
> Murder isn't political.  It isn't "war" unless it's a
> dispute between nations.  Random yahoos with some islamic
> jihad, unless they're acting in support of a specific
> nation, and on orders from or with the support of a
> specific nation, are merely ordinary criminals (albeit
> sometimes on a scale that makes Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz,
> and Charles Manson look like a bunch of boy scouts) and
> should be dealt with as ordinary criminals.

So it's ok to declare war on Hezbollah but not on ISIS?  If I decide to
build my own WMD I'm a criminal but if Pakistan fails to prosecute the
guy who helps me then I'm an enemy combatant?

Seems to me the criterion should be the level of the threat, not fine
distinctions on who's making it.

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