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Terrorism

Date: September 22, 2001From: Satish Chandra, P. O. Box 1629, Cambridge, MA 02238, U.S.A. Telephone: 617-407-0071 FAX: 617-825-4973 E-Mail: [email protected]: Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: In a letter to members of the U. S. Congress and to the U. S. press in July 1998, I urged a ban on Indians coming to the U. S. for higher education and medical treatment. Such a ban on people from all non-white countries will be infinitely more effective in dealing with the current concerns than whatever is being planned (a letter in the Boston Globe of September 20 ’01 says “I have no qualms about our government using any weapons necessary. It may be an opportunity to reduce our nuclear weapon stockpile”). It will also be in the interests of the non-white countries (according to a poll by the Times of India, 95% of its readers enthusiastically support the American plans to exterminate them, as does India’s prime minister). A terrorist act against the world’s greatest living scientist–there was another attempt to steal his work in The Pioneer, New Delhi, of September 18 ’01 and by a jew on a Boston radio station on September 19 ’01– in a Harvard seminar and the American government’s behaviour over the past two and a half decades–merely because he is Indian– are infinitely more harmful than the recent killing of a mere 6,000 New Yorkers (in India’s disasters, man-made and other, just the margin of error is several times this). The above terrorist act was also committed with the aim of exterminating the non-white peoples of the world. Satish Chandra