eveline lubbers on Thu, 26 Jun 2003 00:16:02 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] terrorisme voortaan verzekerd?

Wat late night thoughts bij de brief
die ik vandaag in mijn bus vond, en met
mij -vermoedelijk- heel Nederland.

(in het engels want eigenlijk voor een andere

Today I found this very weird document in my (snail)mail box, and I think
everybody else in Amsterdam (or the country) got it. It says 'Important 
Information' on the front in several languages, and 'this is not a commercial 
message' <as in 'this is not spam'>

It appears to be an agreement between virtually all insurance companies in
the Netherlands who have agreed that from now on we can claim damages
caused by terrorist attacks. We are advised to keep this documents with
our insurance administration. Covered are 'terrorism' and 'evil infections'
as in biological warfare. In short, we are now all insured against 'the risk
of terrorism.'

Terrorism is defined as 'violent acts or behaviour in an attack, or a serie
of related attacks resulting in injuries, damage to health or even death,
and/or damage to property/things and/or damage to economic interests,
when proven is that this attack or attacks -organized or not- have been
planned or done to realize political and/or religious and/or ideological

Reading all this, I'm still not sure if this document is a hoax, a joke or
serious. You would expect to get a personalized letter from your own
insurance company about matters like this.

And is this not an open invitation to activists and/or terrorists to go ahead?
Now that the damage is controlled, or will be refunded, covered and
taken care of - what would keep them from doing their thing. I'm not
immeadiately thinking about Bin Laden's evil cousins, who take deathly
victims as collaterol damage, but what about animal liberators? 
GMO-weeders? Environmentalists against the airport or highspeed trains?
This agreement could be interpreted as a ticket to ride.
Or are we being provoked to be arrested later?


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