Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, September 27, 2002

But, I thought poverty and hopelessness made people terrorists...or as Reuters would call them, 'activists'.

The 21 terrorists planning attacks in Singapore however do not seem to fit this profile (along with the 19 Sept 11th hijackers).

All earned decent wages and owned their homes, which ranged from four-room to executive Housing Board flats, he disclosed. Twelve of them earned between $1,500 and $2,500 a month, and one even took home more than $5,000. Their educational qualifications, released earlier, showed the bulk had secondary or technical education.

A four room flat in Singapore, by the way, is average. Dues to size constraints (being an island) owning a house involves enormous amounts of money (millions of dollars).

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