posted on Aug, 21 2002 @ 09:34 PM
No, I do not agree with holding detainees or prisoners without releasing the names to family members or the press. From my limited viewpoint, I
can't see what uncontrollable damage could be done, and that certainly falls into the realm of inhumane.
Is there a link that you could post, or is their a link to your newspaper? This is news to me, and this is a little disturbing.
I understand your concern, QuickSilver. We've taken a wartime footing before in the past, and our government returns to normal after the threat is
destroyed, as with Germany and Japan during WWII. This threat is not as easily defined as those threats, the enemy doesn't wear a uniform and it is
politically incorrect to even suggest that the majority might even be of a particular race. This is a new type of warfare our government is trying to
fight, and they can innocently infringe on liberties while trying to protect us. The other side of the token is that times have changed, the wisdom
and historical knowledge of our citizens has diminished, and many things have come together to make it easier for "them" to relieve us of many of
How about that project NASA is undertaking to be able to "read" our minds, so that they can more readily pick out the terrorist in the airport?
"Sir, you're coming downtown with me."
"Why, what's my crime?"