Subject: Just what *is* the appropriate age? From: Captain Infinity Newsgroups: soc.culture.usa,alt.fan.tom-servo Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Recent threads here touched on the topic of young children acting as suicide terrorist bombers, over there on a different part of this planet. The overall response to this idea was "grrrrr!" which I take to mean disapproval. So I'm left wondering...what is the appropriate age for a terrorist? Should we, as a nation, express disapproval of using children as suicide bombers, and if so, what age should we push for? Eighteen? Is eighteen the "proper" age for someone to engage in terrorist acts? Fifteen? Sixteen? Maybe at sixteen they can get their terrorist's learner's permit but not be allowed to bomb by themselves until seventeen? Twenty-one? Should they not be allowed to commit suicide until they reach the local drinking age? And how would we respond to those who break the rules? Say a twelve year old acts as a suicide bomber. How do we punish him? Send his body parts to bed without supper? Ground his remains? This whole issue raises many questions, as I'm sure you will agree. Perhaps we here on Usenet can find a way to answer them, and send our solutions to our nation's leaders, and get things straightened out. ** Captain Infinity ..."Insanity is part of the times! You must learn to embrace the madness, let it fire you." --Londo Mollari
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