Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id OAA28944 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Thu, 17 Jan 2002 14:36:20 GMT Message-ID: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3102A6D1E7@inchna.stir.ac.uk> From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 14:13:50 -0000 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21) Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" X-Filter-Info: UoS MailScan 0.1 [D 1] Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands up who thinks Richard's views here have any credence whatsoever?
Notice the way he uses the term 'we' as though he was personally engaged in
the destruction of Afghanistan. If only he was prepared to have an open
debate about such issues, but it looks like only fellow Americans are
afforded the luxury of not being filtered.
> From: Richard Brodie
> Reply To: email@example.com
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 16:35 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception
> <<Slowly, the Bush administration is beginning to see the inconsistencies
> drawbacks of their actions: yesterday, unidentified Whote House 'sources'
> conceded that the US actions in Afghanistan haven't 'won the war on
> Bush said this repeatedly from day one.
> << Next, I hope, will come the recognition that when something
> fails, doing it harder is not the answer. And then perhaps there will be a
> willingness to think about terrorism intelligently and to design policies
> and actions that will defuse it. But I think it will be several months
> before we get to this point.>>
> I'm astounded that anyone could consider the battle we just won in
> Afghanistan a failure. We killed thousands of enemy soldiers, destroyed
> their bases, and gathered tons of intelligence. What can you be thinking?
> <<Also, in the category of the Bush administration calming down and coming
> its senses, it has now conceded that missile attacks from 'rogue states'
> not the greatest military danger to the US, but that low-grade terrorist
> attacks (e.g. trucks a la Oklahoma city) are. Some analysts have been
> arguing this for months (and some years) and it is nice to see some
> Second time you've used the word "concede" as if everybody didn't know
> from day one.
> <<The Bush adminsitration understood little of the
> US role internationally, and next to nothing about the Middle East.>>
> With Powell, Rumsfeld, and Bush Sr. in the camp, I doubt there has ever
> an Administration with better understanding.
> This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
> Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
> For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
> see: http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit
-- The University of Stirling is a university established in Scotland by charter at Stirling, FK9 4LA. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not disclose, copy or deliver this message to anyone and any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of the University of Stirling shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jan 17 2002 - 14:43:44 GMT