posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 03:46 PM
My hat is off to you, at least you are trying to talk some sense into warmongers. I myself just don't know if it is possible. I find it
amusing/sad how people don't want to listen to veterans, as if they know nothing of which they speak. So let me add my voice to the debate, as
another Gulf War era veteran saying NO. Not that it will help.
To all of you who think you know something about war, and the middle east. It is in the United States best interests, that your wet dreams don't
become a reality. If you want to start WWIII because you think we will win, you are sadly mistaken. No one wins in a war, do you get that? Look at
Iraq for a good example of what I mean. They are just dieing to be liberated, or haven't you heard?
For those who don't get that point, this whole war against terrorists is a tit for tat game. Nothing more, and nothing less. Do you think it
would be impossible for there to be a terrorist attack in the US tomorrow? How about in the time that has passed since 9/11. Do you think that the
reason there hasn't been another attack on our soil, is because we stopped them from taking place? If you do, I highly doubt you will see the light
Here's a real life example for you all to ponder. A couple of years ago, I had a neighbor here in Colorado. He was from Iran, and had "gone
AWOL from the Iranian military". Some strange conversations had taken place between myself and him on a couple of occassions before 9/11. One day he
came over, and told me that he needed to borrow some money. He said that he needed $10,000, to get a friend of his out of Iran, and here to the US.
(He was also in the Iranian military, and no I didn't loan him any money.)
After 9/11, I saw a news report that stated the Iranian military was funding their special forces to come to the US, and carry out terrorist
attacks. Then there was another report stating that they were getting their passports in Yemin for $10,000. As soon as I heard about it, I called the
FBI and told them about the conversations I had had with my neighbor. I even offered to take a lie detector test, to verify the information. I never
heard back from the FBI, so I called them a few times. My phone calls were never returned. A few months later I ran into my neighbor again, after I
had moved. He was still working at the same job, etc.. My point is, there is no way for myself, or our government to know wheither he is a sleeper or
not. Yet he is able to roam freely, where and when he wants. The fact that the FBI didn't call me back, should tell you how busy they probably are
with things like this.
Everyone knows about how easy it is, to get across our borders and into the US. Anyone can enter the US, whenever they want. Something like 2% of
cargo ships actually get inspected before they enter our country. Every piece of baggage doesn't get inspected before it is put onto an airplane. If
you can't see how vulnerable we are in this country, you have your blinders on. So if we can all agree, that a terrorist attack could happen, and
could have happened on our soil at any time. Then how in the world do you explain, why there hasn't been another one since 9/11? I would hope that
you can see how "we stopped them from occuring" is a flawed response. They haven't happened, because they haven't been ordered. Or they aren't
ready yet, which means it could be as big or bigger then 9/11. To think that terrorist attacks don't serve a purpose for the terrorists is naive. The
purpose is to influence governments. Usually in retaliation for something that that government has done against them. That's why they have demands to
be carried out, before the attack actually takes place.
So to all of you that blindly follow your warmonger leaders. Keep it up. Don't listen to people who know first hand. Keep on treating the world
like one big nail, just because we have the biggest hammer. You don't want to listen to people, who actually know what they are talking about. You
want to live in your pipe dreams of being able to do anything we want to whomever we want, and get away with it. I would hope that you would listen to
people who have been there and done that. But experience has very little value in our society anymore.
Right now, the US is more vulnerable than any other time I can think of in our history, with the exception of the Civil War era. Our troops are
spread across the globe. Our navy is all out to sea, and we have sleeper cells here on our soil waiting for the signal. Yet the warmongers want to
start another war. Do any of you realize, that all it will take is one good terrorist attack on our soil to criple the US economy? Yellowstone has
been brought up before, and is a valid example of how it could take place. Or how about when our navy is facing off with China's. We are literally
walking a tight-rope here. My suggestion to the warmongers would be, wake up! We as a country are not invincible. Everyone gets tired of the school
yard bully after awhile. Sooner or later, the bully gets put in his place. It may be one person or the whole school that finally stands up and says
enough is enough.
So go ahead and attack who you wish. Just remember, that just because you can start a war, doesn't mean that you can stop the retaliation for
your actions. I would have hoped that 9/11 would prove that point to anyone paying attention.
I appologize for the long post, ignorance is my enemy,