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Posted: 8/7/2002 5:45:33 AM EST
"I WILL NOT FORGET................ > > I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List," > asked myself, "Why didn't the Jews fight back?" > > Now I know why. > > I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor > and asked myself, "Why weren't we prepared?" > > Now I know why. > > Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, > the actions of evil people. > > On September 11, dozens of capable airplane pas- > sengers allowed themselves to be overpowered by > a handful of poorly armed terrorists because they > did not comprehend the depth of hatred that moti- > vated their captors. > > On September 11, thousands of innocent people were > murdered because too many Americans naively reject > the reality that some nations are dedicated to the > dominance of others. Many political pundits, pacifists > and media personnel want us to forget the carnage. > > They say we must focus on the bravery of the rescuers > and ignore the cowardice of the killers. They implore us > to understand the motivation of the perpetrators. Major > television stations have announced they will assist the > healing process by not replaying devastating footage > of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers. > > I will not be manipulated. > > I will not pretend to understand. > > I will not forget. > > I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom > of the press to kick our country when it was vulnerable > and hurting. > > I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather preceded > President Bush's address to the nation with the snide > remark, "No matter how you feel about him, he is still > our president." > > I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings > questioned President Bush's motives for not returning > immediately to Washington, DC and commented, > "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about Washington." > > And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin warned > if reporters weren't informed of every little detail of this > war, they aren't "likely -- nor should they be expected > -- to show deference." > > I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans by > pretending an attack on the USS Cole in Yemen was > not an attack on the United States of America. > > I will not forget the Clinton administration equipped > Islamic terrorists and their supporters with the world's > most sophisticated telecommunications equipment > and encryption technology, thereby compromising > America's ability to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, > land lines, faxes and modem communications. > > I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory > strikes like those perfected by the previous administration. > > I will not be comforted by "feel-good, do nothing" > regulations like the silly "Have your bags been under > your control?" question at the airport. > > I will not be influenced by so called,"antiwar demonstrators" > who exploit the right of statement to chant anti-American > obscenities. > > I will not forget the moral victory handed the North > Vietnamese by American war protesters who reviled > and spat upon the returning soldiers, airmen, sailors > and Marines. > > I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists > who chose reassurance over reality. > > I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair > who told Labor Party conference, "They have no moral > inhibition on the slaughter of the innocent. If they could > have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does anyone doubt > they would have done so and rejoiced in it? > > There is no compromise possible with such people, > no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with > such terror. Just a choice: defeat it or be defeated > by it. And defeat it we must!" > > I will force myself to: > > -hear the weeping > -feel the helplessness > -imagine the terror > -sense the panic > -smell the burning flesh > -experience the loss > -remember the hatred. > > I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan" > and asked myself, "Where did they find the courage?" > > Now I know. > > We have no choice. Living without liberty is not living. > > -- Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.) > Not as lean, > Not as mean, > But still a Marine. > > > Please forward to every American who still believes in freedom and >that we are NOT helpless in the fight against terrorism."
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:51:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 6:13:13 AM EST
Never again.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 6:35:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 6:54:48 AM EST
On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered because too many Americans naively reject the reality that some nations are dedicated to the dominance of others AND THE FEDS HAVE REMOVED ALL ABILITY FOR THE CITIZENS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 7:06:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil people.
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This is the only part of the text which I have any objection to. Civilized people cannot fathom or predict because they don't WANT to. Civilized people don't want to fathom or predict because it starkly highlights the lack of preparedness for evil - and that scares them. .
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I had some thoughts on this last Sept 12. I really couldn't persoanlly conceive a plan so devilishly simple as flying a plane into a building to kill people. Zero cost. They don't even have to pay the credit card bills for the tickets purchased. They used the enemys planes, gasoline, transportation system, flight crews, internet / technological advances, and media to spread teh word of their sick deeds. It was devilishly brilliant. I personally cannot think up such simple, yet evil, thoughts. Its not that I don't WANT to - I really believe I'm not capable. But as far as the sheeple go, even when we DO "try to think like terrorists" in an effort to deffeat them, the sheeple wanna crawl back under their rock, and make like no threat exists.
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