They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Chertoff: Radical genotype in a perfect world

"Those that are inclined to be radicalised will find a reason to be radicalised no matter what's going on in the world." Michael Chertoff - US Homeland Security chief. Link

db: Brilliant, now I see. If people were not getting radicalised by, for instance, the experience of watching their brother or sister or mother die from wounds received when US precision guided missiles hit their village then these same genetically predisposed trouble makers would be getting radicalised by something else, like US torture, secret prisons, illegal war, or the price of a caffellatte.