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Law Passed in Russia to Punish Terrorists' Relatives

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    That's the dumbest idea ever, to propose something like that here. Especially with the desire to put more and more under the 'terror' denomination, you'll be looking at some jail time when your wife runs a red light within 25 miles of a school at some point, because you know terrorist and association and such.

    The only thing you'll create is a communist style paranoid society. North Korea, former SU, 1984.
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I won't create communist anything. It is what I fight.
    You need to lighten up and take things for what they are.
    It was an interesting option for solving their terrorist problem. They have a thousand Islamic terrorists for our one in ratio.
    They were speaking of Jihadists, don't take it off on some damned wild azz tangent.
    They just might discourage the next mass bombing of a market full of people.
    Can you not distinguish between an Islamic terrorist and everyone else?
    Mollycoddling them as we do now and using the constant warnings of terrorist acts to divert or keep people on edge is more in line with what you speak of.

    Besides it is not going to happen here.
    It was a pretty innovative idea on their part though, since the families of those people encourage what they do.
     
  4. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Good, I hope not. :)

    Innovative? It's a strategy from the course "how to be a commie dictator 101". In places like North Korea and the former Soviet Union, family members would feel the pain for missteps their relatives took. Missteps in the regime's view of course, such as "anti-governmental" speech or fleeing the country. Family pictures would get redacted to wipe 'offenders' from history, or families receive a generous state sponsored move to, let's say, a more outdoorsy environment with free food, accommodation and guaranteed work.



    Don't get me wrong, I understand your intent, but the unintended side effects can be significant. Just look at the patriot act. Intended as a vehicle to make it easier for agencies to find terrorists, but in the mean time a behemoth that affects many aspects of our daily lives (e.g. the NSA data collection thing).