Blood, Bullets, Bombs and Bandwidth
justin-cypherpunks at soze.net
Sun Oct 30 15:59:00 PST 2005
On 2005-10-22T01:51:50-0400, R.A. Hettinga wrote:
> --- begin forwarded text
> Tyler and Jayme left Iraq in May 2005. The Arbil office failed; there
> wasn't enough business in Kurdistan. They moved to London, where Tyler
> still works for SSI. His time in Iraq has transformed him to the extent
> that, like Ryan, he doesn't think he can ever move back to the USA. His
> years of living hyperintensely, carrying a gun, building an organization
> from scratch in a war zone, have distanced him from his home. His friends
> seem to him to have stagnated. Their concerns seem trivial. And living with
> real, known, tangible danger has bred contempt for what he calls America's
> "culture of fear."
Tyler likes the high-speed lifestyle so much that he ditched it and
moved to London? I doubt he's carrying a gun there.
The six phases of a project:
I. Enthusiasm. IV. Search for the Guilty.
II. Disillusionment. V. Punishment of the Innocent.
III. Panic. VI. Praise & Honor for the Nonparticipants.
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