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Originally posted by AceOfBase
A 91 year old man was beheaded in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Should we nuke that place too?
There are evil people in every country, you can't kill everyone in the country because of the actions of a few.
Originally posted by nanna_of_6
Originally posted by mpeake
Do you really think that once we pull out of this massive litterbox of a country that "they" will just stop terrorizing us? Ignorrance!
Our troops are for protecting us in the usa, they can be scattered around out country to do what they were trained to do, keep the terrorist OUT. We need to close our borders to everyone that is not American, then work on searching for the other terrorist in our country and get rid of them. To hell with Iraq and Bush & co's war over oil !!
While it would be nice to think it would be that easy to solve the problem, the reality is if we locked down our country and tried to protect ourselves from the enemy out there, considering the fact that we have already been attacked IN this country and continue to search for elusive potential terrorists IN this country right now, what you propose could only lead to forfeiture of the very idea we are involved in the war in the first place, FREEDOM.
In order for our military along with the gov't, police etc, to provide a secure lockdown on this country we ALL would lose our freedom which we value so highly. you would have curfews dusk to dawn, you would have to have authorization to travel between cities, you would be subject to search & seizure on demand, basicly a police state.
The borders?, who is going to watch the thousands of miles of borderland 24/7?, not to mention the coastline.
What about Alaska & Hawaii?
It would be impossible to secure the US without the citizens relinquishing their freedom.
Personally I would not want our gov't to take that much control over the country, they have enough of a problem dealing with the authority they already possess.
We must continue the War on Terror on their homeland, not ours, and we also need to demand that Muslims worldwide condemn and help in the apprehension and destruction of these radicals, that is, if the radicals are truly acting outside the faith of Islam.
The coddling of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must end as well even if it costs me $3.00 or more per gallon of gas so be it. Our WWII generation in the US is a great example of national sacrifice for the good of the country.
There was also much apprehension in their minds as to whether we should be involved in the war, but when are entry was confirmed they made a great stand and supported our efforts til the end.
I think about that alot while I'm on this site, so many views, so many opinions, but one thing is true we are free to say/write what we feel because we are Free, and I for one am grateful to those who have sacrificed, I hope you are too.
[edit on 18-6-2004 by JacKatMtn]
Originally posted by nanna_of_6
I for one will be sending out e-mails to congress and other's calling for/ no, I'm going to demand that they start Impeachment proceedings.
Bush&co war against Iraq was the biggest mistake made in US history and they need to go before they destroy the whole USA as we had known it to be. ...... Bush and co can go to HELL and as far as I'm concerned.
Originally posted by Flinx
Originally posted by Freenrgy2
They (terroists) know that we're going to get pissed off. Where's the sleeping giant when you need 'em. There's lots of sand over there. How about making some of it a parking lot for the 10,000 years.
You know, I don't think killing millions of innocent people with a nuke is going to help....
Stop with the emotional overreactions people. These are psycho fanatics, what do you expect? We're better than them, so don't start acting like the prisoner abuses are justified now....that's just...twisted. The people in the prison aren't the same people who are doing these killings.
When you pull back and look at the big picture you realize that this crap is nothing new. Look at human history. Mankind is a violent race that has always killed over petty morally objective matters.
Originally posted by miltie
So sad. Chalk this death up to one of the many caused by organized religion. I feel so bad for the family.
Originally posted by curme
Just a couple of questions for some posters. What country should we bomb? Saudi Arabia? Iraq? Eygpt? Qutar? Turkey? Exactly what countries should we bombed? All of them? A dozen countries? Wouldn't the nuclear fallout affect us as well? If you mean conventional bombs, well, that's a lot of bombs. It would require around-the-clock bombing over several weeks. Logistically very difficult. As for ground action, where are we going to get the troops? A draft? Would you send yourself, or your sons or daughters into these countries? How would we clothe and feed these troops? Higher taxes?
Don't we need a more intelligent way to fight terrorism? Aren't some
Americans reacting exactly the way the terrorist want us to react? So, in effect, this barbaric act has accomplished it's goal. We now have a certain segment of Americans who want us to just blindly go into the abyss, instead of fighting these terrorists more intelligently. Invading Iraq in response to Bin Laden was not a very intelligent way to fight this war on terror, and it looks like we are reaping the fruits of an incompetant commander.