posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 10:37 AM
posted by ThePieMaN
posted by Shane
And Pieman, Funny . . What about the Terrorists on the Other side? Do they become accountable and should they face similar fates?
I think they have suffered enough. Should they be punished more then what they have already been through? If they keep the guilty parties in jail and
no future crimes are committed, I would see no point in any further arrests. Pie [Edited by Don W]
Suppose we offered a General Amnesty to everyone who would turn in his weapons, give us his DNA, allow an RFID implant, consent to periodic polygraph
testing and to snifter type explosive residue testing, and take an oath on whatever god or gods or no gods, whichever he most relies on, to Keep the
Peace in All Cases Whatsoever. The Amnesty would be open for 90 days. The person must list all the crimes for which he seeks amnesty. Any non-listed
crime is not covered.
We stamp out 1 oz 90/10 gold/silver coins marked Amnesty 2006, 2007, etc. We give him one Amnesty coin for each working weapon he turns in and or one
bomb making quantity of materials surrendered. Then, each month following, for the next 48 months, we give him another gold coin provided he has not
engaged in any act of violence nor has acquired new weapons or explosive materials. After 4 years in the Amnesty program, he gets a bonus of 100
coins! For “turning” in any fellow terrorist who does not come into the Amnesty program, he gets 50 coins!
I’ve seen estimates that the Iraq insurgency numbers no more than 30,000. Grant for me that the remaining “terrorists” - guys we don’t like -
patriots are guys we do like - number about 20,000, so we’re talking about 50,000 mean spirited guys in the Middle East. With gold at $800 an
ounce, that totals $40 million a month or a half billion a year. We are currently spending $6 billion a month in Iraq and Afghan. Do the numbers. Use
PS. Sure, there will be non-terrorists who want to come in and get on the payroll. OK, so we limit the number to double our estimate of 50,000, we
allow 100,000 to collect. There are ways to learn who are and who are not terrorists, but the important thing is to get as many off the street and
into productive living as possible. If an Iraqi is making $100 a month today - as I’ve heard is the average wage - then a guy with $800 a month can
make a better life for himself and thereby bring along others into a peaceful way of living. Hmm? Foreign aid on the personal level. What a novel
[edit on 7/7/2006 by donwhite]