posted on May, 28 2004 @ 05:24 PM
Originally posted by browha
Hunter... I was just reading your signature..
biometric ID cards are definitely not a sign of a police state... I live in a country where ID cards have been mandatory for all people for ages. They
are now upgrading them to Biometric ID cards that carry all your information.. Which, infact, is a good thing
You can go shopping, buy your bus fares, etc, all on one card
And this one card is unique for YOU. No forgeries possible, nothing.
It's not as bad as everyone thinks, I certainly wouldnt mind carrying one around if it helps protect me from criminals and helps clear up identity
confusion, and for many shops and places, they lessen their liability (Just refuse to sell booze to anyone not carrying identity cards)
Have a look at this: defy-id.org.uk...
It this today and then something else tomorrow.
We are slowly but surely replacing our liberty for security. To battle this civil unrest problem you have to look at the reasons for why it is caused.
You can't keep on fighting the symptoms of a disease by supplying more medicine, you need to get at the plague that causes it at its roots.
If you have a fire in the kitchen and it keeps on happening, you don’t keep on filling your kitchen up with water to put it out every time, you look
at why the fire is caused and take it out at the roots.
I apologies for these analogies but I do not agree with you and these explain it real simply.
It is like the 911 attacks, rather than dealing with the reason, which Laden has stated below...
In 1998, on the American ABC network, Osama Bin Laden gave his views very clearly on why he opposed America. Here are some excerpts:-
'I say to them that they (the Americans) have put themselves at the mercy of a disloyal government, and this is most evident in Clinton's
administration. We believe that it represents Israel inside America. Take the sensitive ministries such as the Secretary of State and the Secretary of
Defence and the CIA, you will find that the Jews have the upper hand in them. They make use of America to further their plans for the world... For
over half a century, Muslims in Palestine have been slaughtered and assaulted (by the Israelis) and robbed of their honour and of their property.
Their houses have been blasted, their crops destroyed.'
America’s unconditional support for Israel brought this upon themselves and it is going to happen in my country also. Rather than dealing with this
issue, what do you get? More security, more surveillance... more government oppression and tyranny - A global police state!
Even President Ariel Sharon confirmed this when speaking to Shimon Peres on the Kol Yisrael radio station October 3, 2001:-
'Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear. Don't worry about
American pressure on Israel. We the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.'
[Edited on 28-5-2004 by The Hunter]