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RE: [xml-dev] Pakistan has an English-language weblog

I believe that in the coming week, the proper framework
for last weeks events will emerge as a criminal action.
That is, it is only an act of war insofar as it might
be state-sponsored.  Otherwise, it is an act by a
large, well-financed and coordinated criminal organization
who have committed murder, kidnap, and vandalism.
This may seem tepid or simplified, but it accounts for the agencies
that will now come into play in certain responses and
the means they will use.   In effect, Osama bin Laden is nothing
more than a zealous version of Al Capone who just
made the mistake of committing the St Valentine's Day
Massacre, an act which dissolved his support in the
citizenry of Chicago.
The religious framework is simple:  In the Name
of Allah The Merciful, they have slain the innocent.
There can be no greater sin in any religion.
Think of it like this:  in a healthy office culture,
political alliances and therefore office processes
are organized by who is the friend of whom.  In an
unhealthy office, these are organized by who is
the enemy of whom.  The differences of outcome 
and network design are profound.



Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Winer [mailto:dave@userland.com]

To people who think politics and warfare are a matter for decentralization, now is the time to get in the loop.