Originally posted by laiguana
Okay so Iran deliberately funds terrorist groups who deliberately target civilian populations and the only thing that catches your eye is when a child
who was dragged on the streets to serve as a human shield is killed by accident?
The United States government deliberately terrorizes its own citizens! To insist, for 6 years, that we are still under IMMINENT threat of terrorist
attack instigated by a DEAD MAN is to cause and sustain feelings of fear and anxiety in the populace! THAT is terrorism, my friend. Pure and simple
intention to instill fear is terrorism!
What ‘catches your eye’ on the mainstream media is exactly what is designed strategically to do just that! To play on your sympathies rather than
report, OBJECTIVELY, situations of interest! What the news delivers in the US is NOT complete or objective. Or even true, sometimes! The government
gives out press releases in order to disseminate reports of ‘another threat from BinLaden’ on a consistent basis…these are always supposedly
‘new’ tapes with ‘new’ threats…and the last one I think was as late as last month! There are some that have been analyzed by video-geeks
that know their stuff that seem to have been tampered with and altered. Namely in the form of stopping the original film in order to insert the
‘new stuff.’ That is outright deception.
Targeting civilians isn't on Israel's agenda, it serves no purpose at all. To think that is simply absurd.
To assume that everyone wearing a ‘white hat’ is a good guy is equally absurd! To only look at the world from the narrow perspective of our own
position is also absurd!
On the other hand Iran is making it clear that they wish to engage in war with Israel and the United States.
Only as heresay. Via mainstream media. Have you read the 18-page letter that the president of Iran sent Bush last summer?
has it, in full. I suggest you read it. It speaks
Bush didn’t even make the courtesy of a reply. And right after that was when all this so-called threatening from Iran was portrayed as being a
major issue of concern.
They have been saying it for years and perhaps now they finally gathered the nerve and insanity to make it happen.
I daresay President Ahmadinejad is lacking for nothing in the part of nerve! He is known for his tendency to speak his mind without apology
regardless of what the topic is. He is considered bold and outspoken – not by his people, necessarily (I really don't know any Iranians nor
what they think or feel)
, but according to what is said about him by international writers and reporters, et al.
I wonder, also, if that is the case also with BinLaden?
Has he been making threats for 6 years hoping to get enough ‘nerve and insanity’
to attack us again? I would think he would be even less lacking in both of those areas than even Ahmadinejad!
It has been 6 years and NOTHING else has happened. NOTHING!
And Iran has not threatened us except in words, according to what our government tells us. Where is the second witness for this accusation?
Are we going to believe ONE source, only – even if it is supposedly, and ideally, a source that is on 'our side,' does that ensure that indeed we
are being told the truth and the whole truth? And if we are not, how can we be assured that what is not being told is because of our own best
interests? If all that were true, then there would not be so much speculation nor would the White House be so defensive when inquiries are made by
those who have such an opportunity!
Although I see what they were trying to do with the convoy incident. They were playing chicken with three US navy convoys, to see if they would
attack and then blame the U.S. as the aggressors, which is what they did anyway when they stated that the footage was fake.
We are aggressors! And yet they continually to refuse to engage in hostile acts. It takes two to tango, my dear.
The US has always, since
the beginning, been froggy for a fight. That is part of our heritage/reputation. We used to be heroes but now we are bullies.
Do you not realize how Americans are viewed by those who are in other countries?
This is Iran's attempt to acquire international support against the United States. A pathetic tactic on their part that will only earn them
Does it concern you?
We are seen as hypocrites who seek only material success and have no concerns for others less fortunate nor do we have any respect for the cultures
and religions of other nations.
That is not how we are…but that is how we are seen.
We are not loved. And yet for the most part are still given hospitality when we
vacation abroad and are treated with respect. Not to our credit but to the credit of our hosts.
I LOVE this country almost as much as I love GOD.
Truly. And I am shocked and horrified at the way we’ve been led to slaughter! I am hurt
by the way we’ve been devalued and demoralized in the eyes of the rest of the world. Not because of 9-11 but because of our government’s
reaction to it! We should have RESPONDED instead of reacted!
We were not attacked by Iraq or Iran or any other country! If it was Al-Qaeda…there is no legitimate way we can say it was any country or
government’s fault! Nor can we justify war because of it! There were no weapons of mass destruction except for the chemical weapons Hussein used
on his own people and while that is certainly horrid, it wasn't the exact situation we were led to believe was the FIRST cause of the war.
And the back-up SECOND cause...the 'war on terror' seems to have been a smokescreen, as well. Hard to fight terror when the so-called terrorists
are dead! Al-Qaeda is deliberately elusive and has no central HQ or command point for that very reason! And nowadays they most likely don’t even
have a singular leader such as BinLaden.
And the fact of the matter is that we STILL do not know, FOR SURE, who was the force behind 9-11! NOT beyond a shadow of doubt! Whomever it was
obviously was satisfied with the success of that one attack because like I said, since then there has been nothing at all despite the unrelenting idea
permeating our society - evidenced even in the so-called religious prophets!
We are running from shadows created by our own officials! And despite what happened back in 1776, we are still being controlled by the Crown!
Everyone that the UK government sides with, so do we. And those they don't are not considered possible friends of the US, either. It has led us
into one World War already and I wonder sometimes if the plan now is to have us lead a World War? It won't happen but that doesn't mean those who
pull the strings don't think they can make it happen! And so many believe it to be true!
Britain has had to ally themselves with the state of Israel because of what happened after WWI. Look into THAT if you dare!
I refuse to believe everything I'm told just because of WHO tells me!
JUST GIVE ME SOME TRUTH!
And give me freedom or give me death.
[edit on 1/11/2008 by queenannie38]