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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by Anonymous on Friday September 06 2002, @04:48AM (#9102)
    It is allways less easy to call an action to prevent a mugging "just" than it is to say "oh, what a nice, nice, man, he is comforting that woman whose husband just got his head blown apart by an armed mugger."
    If you had a million dollars -- and could buy off the 22nd hijacker (by supporting a latent drugs, whore, and gambling habit his repressive society made him have) .. and you had a REAL wayback machine that could pop you back in time to just frustrate the sabotage and reveal the plot to the world, saving thousands of lives, preventing the disruption of the American and then world economies, and throwing country after country into a paranoid war footing, would you get me to NOT do that cause you find that tacky or immoral?
    Morals be damned, if you fight a war, you fight to win. And every trick Sun Tsu wrote is going to be used by both sides of this war -- including the use of money as a weapon to neutralize the enemies of a capitalist combatant.
    It is far cheaper to bribe a hijacker to turn in his friends -- a good deal if you can get it -- than it is to clean up a few thousand shattered families, shut down every airport in the country, put the national gaurd on alert for a few YEARS and then, in desperation, clamp down on every civil liberty as you realise that the Taliban types in the world are quietly teaching their children to hate -- and to teach their own children how, too.
    That all being said, it grates to face the real costs of a war -- and there was never a clean intelligence struggle in the history of mankind. So bully for them! ICANN is a pack of thieves and the companies they rule over usually composed of the managers too timid to lie like worldcom or too clever to go down in flames yet -- but this is one thing one should be cautious about damning.
    In death ground, fight, or die.
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