Re: IRANIAN response-??? Re: LOM of composite

From: Mark Armer or A.J. Sincic (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 17:22:10 EEST


 I agree with your words of concern. I shudder to think that the information
that we might give could, or would be used in ways that would enable terrorists,
or the likes, to move forward in advancing any cause.

The essence of this forum is based on the dissemination of information for the
advancement of technology, but isn't there responsibility in that openness.
Shouldn't one be concerned about how the information they provide might be used.
We have become so free and open with information, but do we forget that this
openness extends to both the good and the bad. All you need is a computer,
e-mail/internet, a small amount of information, and a bunch of questions. You
have access to some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, an
expanding industry.

If this forum wasn't of some value, then you probably wouldn't be involved. This
is an awesome resource that relates to a technology, whose uses are ever
expanding, but I think that people have to come to some understanding about the
impact of free flowing information. How can you know how your responses will be
used? Unfortunately now, I would rather be slightly paranoid, then to err the
other way.

Mark Armer

Ray Bradford wrote:

> Paul:
> It is the openness of the free world that allows technical and political
> discussions to freely take place and gives science, technology and art a
> place to grow.
> The terrorists and the freedom haters who ignore, encourage and shelter them
> use this openness to attack the free world.
> To support our freedom we need to close off access to the benefits of
> freedom to those trying to destroy it.
> They have earned this with their words, their actions and their inaction or
> their silence in the defense of freedom.
> Leave the hate mongers to survive from the fruits of their own doctrines.
> Let's not help them build weapons with composite materials or in any other
> industrial way.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Suomala []
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 5:20 AM
> Cc:;
> Subject: Re: IRANIAN response-??? Re: LOM of composite
> I would also suggest you not bring a political subject into
> your technical discussion - it seems you had crossed that
> line and it is understandable Moini would be overly
> sensitive to that particular subject.
> Had he refused to respond to a technical subject I could
> understand your objections although all you would need to do
> is "walk away".
> There must be a mailing list where it is appropriate to
> discuss political issues.
> Paul S
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