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America's fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.
What would sew us back together?
Another 9/11 attack.
The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.
Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?
Originally posted by forestlady
Considering the executive order Bush just signed a short time ago, wherein he declares himself to be the sole "decider" and ignore the govt in the event of a national emergency, I'd say another 9/11 would only bring us fascism and the death of democracy.
I read your above captioned column. I can’t decide whether you are a government shill, Dick Cheney writing under a pseudo name or delusionally misinformed. It’s radical Islamists, you say, that are at the root of all (current) evil? It’s really that simple is it? The last generation’s boogey man (Communists) disappear and just like that a (convenient) new boogey man rises up to take its place: radical Islamists. Ah, life is so simple, is it not?
Americans “knew” who the enemy was on 9/11 because we were told who the enemy was. Almost immediately. And with names even. Hell, we even had an unscathed passport as proof. One that, by the way, escaped unscathed from a fire that incinerated an entire building and its contents. Never mind that it was later learned that most of our “enemies” were alive and well in the Middle East and had never even been to the United States. There exists a litany of “facts” surrounding the events of 9/11 that are in serious question (to say the least) so saying we “knew” or know anything is absurd. The people of Germany knew who was behind the Reichstag fire, too.
Americans aren’t tired of the wars in the Middle East because they have dragged on for so long. A simplistic conclusion, yes, but one that ignores the real picture. The first Gulf War was a direct response to an ally being invaded. And no, Bush Sr. did not “do everything right” as you proclaim. There are many, especially senior military personnel, who strongly believe that by prematurely ending that war we all but guaranteed the need to repeat the process years later. Americans --- even the masses of poorly informed sheeple --- have turned from the war because they have come to realize that we were misled from the beginning about the reasons for that war. Besides being of questionable intent, it was poorly planned, incompetently executed and has resulted in the devastation of a country and its entire people --- not to mention the cost to our own people, our fractured economy, eroded dollar, dismantled Constitution and seriously tainted international reputation. What began as a ‘War on Terror’ quickly became something entirely different. Fight them there so we don’t have to fight them at home? Isn’t that like saying that we need to fight the communists from North Vietnam so they don’t invade the U.S.? Oh yea, they already used that one.
If we truly were concerned about “national security” we would have focused our efforts on securing our country. Instead, we have borders in name only. 25% of the top jobs at DHS remain unfilled. The only thing FEMA seems to be competent in is melting ice at the end of a $12M road trip. Stop drinking the KoolAide, Mr. Bykofsky, and open your eyes. Things are not as they seem and anyone with a whit of discernment could figure that out. We are less secure now than we have ever been and have been spending more than $12B a month to get to that state. If this wasn’t such a monumentally serious situation it would be laughable. I’d like to believe that we are at the mercy of a government that has set new standards for incompetence and cluelessness. I’d like to believe that. I wish I could.
Maybe writing an article as inflammatory and infused with ignorance as yours gets you web hits and temporary notoriety. Maybe it buys you points with your senior staff. Maybe it forestalls an inevitable firing. But if you think for one second that it serves the American people or the Republic of the United States in any way, shape or manner you are seriously, seriously deluded. Rather than offering any assistance to a badly listing ship of state you, sir, have placed yourself squarely in the middle of those that are actively destroying this country. I hope your mom is proud of you.
Originally posted by newyorkee
gee, lets have more of our citizens die, our economic stablity be threatened, and more limited resources be spent on warring with wrongfully accused soveriegn nations. Great. This so we can get over all this "un-americanism". That to me sounds pretty in-human to say the least. Is there any one here that REALLY thinks this is a good idea? Some might kid, but did that actually come out of someones mouth? You know I want to kill some one, maybe I should have them kill a member of my family so the whole gang will want to help be KILL PEOPLE! great, sign me up, I'll fly the plane this time, its my american duty to silence all the opposition, that'll show them!!!! Then I will have a big sign at my funeral saying "I told you so, hippies"
xmotex 2) if we want to have a foreign policy that consists of sailing around the planet, poking every hornet's nest in sight with a stick, sooner or later we can expect to get stung here at home.
Originally posted by nowayreally
oohhh, Good thing this isn't the Republican primaries or else Guilliani would have claimed that you were saying it was 'our' fault for 911; just as he did with Ron Paul.
And there goes the sheeple applauding Guilliani...Isn't it so cute?