Right on target

The editorial (OGJ, Aug. 20, 2001, p. 21) "Terrorism and ILSA" is right on target. The effects of lack of cultural and personal contact combined with deprivation caused by unavailability of certain necessary commodities cause the populace of the affected countries to believe the rantings of their leaders.I worked in Libya for a few years. There was a considerable difference in the attitudes of the older Libyans, who had worked with Americans, and younger Libyans, many of whom had no contact with Americans and had suffered or had children who suffered from lack of adequate medical care and/or food due to the economic sanctions. The older Libyans recognized Qaddafi for the despotic, lying d...

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