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  1. Got this from an old shipmate in Canada . Authentic or not , the latter I reckon ,it's something to think about for any bleeding hearts or do gooders , REALITY

    A lady libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the government,
    complaining about the treatment of a captive insurgent (terrorist)
    being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She
    received back the following reply:

    National Defence Headquarters
    MGen George R. Pearkes Bldg, 15 NT
    101 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0K2

    Dear Concerned Citizen,

    Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of
    treatment of the Taliban and Al Quaeda terrorists captured by Canadian
    Forces who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government
    and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan
    National Correctional System facilities.

    Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions
    were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa. You will be pleased to
    learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are
    creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense,
    to be called "Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers" program, or
    L.A.R.K. for short.

    In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided
    to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your
    personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for
    transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto
    next Monday. Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him
    Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally
    demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for
    you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly
    inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are
    commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your letter.

    Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your
    sensitivity to what you described as his "attitudinal problem" will
    help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in
    describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand
    that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.

    Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat
    and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or
    nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these
    skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide
    variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you
    may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this
    might offend him.

    Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except
    sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This
    is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to
    show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new
    dress code that he will recommend as a more appropriate attire. I'm
    sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over
    time. Just remember that it is all part of "respecting his culture and
    religious beliefs" as described in your letter.

    Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like
    you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our
    fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed and remember . . . we'll be

    Good luck and God bless you.
    Gordon O'Connor

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