Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:59:38 EST

In a message dated 1/27/00 4:56:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< The question is posed in one of Leiji Matsumoto's "the Cockpit" stories...
 which is worse, the Japanese suicide Ohka bombers, or soulless cruise
 missiles fired hundreds of miles away with no risk for the attacker? At
 least you wouldn't have Presidents tossing tossing them off at a whim. >>

What keeps man from doing stupid, death-defying things? The fear of death.
Well, imagine going up against someone who has no fear of death? That 'death'
to them is glorious and great?

BTW: the GREATEST kamakazi mission of all time was by the IJNB Yamato.... she
was to be run aground on Okinawa and her massive 18 inch shells used as field
artillery pieces.

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