About America and War
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America and War info
They have targeted us and our way of life before. Here is just a small list of what has happened.
· Iranian Hostage Crisis – Lasted 444 days. US Embassy in Iran was held captive by Islamic terrorist. November 4, 1979 – January 20, 1981
· World Trade Center Bombing – A 1,500-lb Car Bomb was detonated in the parking garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It killed six and injured 1,042 people on February 26, 1993.
· Pan Am Flight 103 – A Boeing 747-121 was destroyed over Scotland by a 1lb packet of plastic explosive. 270 people were killed. December 21, 1988
· United State Embassy Bombings - hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous car bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East African capital cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. August 7, 1998
· Beirut barracks Bombing - Two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut housing U.S. and French members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon, killing hundreds of servicemen, the majority being U.S. Marines. October 23, 1983
· Khobar Towers Bombing – It was an attack on part of a housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, located near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran. In 1996 it was being used to house foreign military personnel, including Americans. June 25, 1996
· USS Cole Bombing – It was a suicide bombing attack against the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 sailors were killed.
· 2000 millennium attack plots - They were terrorist attacks planned by members of al-Qaeda to occur on or near January 1, 2000: the bombing of four sites in Jordan, the bombing of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and the bombing of the U.S. Navy ship USS The Sullivans. The first two plots were foiled by law enforcement agencies; the third was aborted after a mistake occurred.
· American Airlines Flight 63 – It was a Boeing 767 flight from Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France to Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, United States. On board were 185 passengers and 12 crewmembers. A failed bombing attempt occurred on this flight on 22 December 2001. American Airlines flight on 22 December, as it was flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Richard Reid an Islamic fundamentalist from the United Kingdom, and alleged/self-proclaimed Al Qaeda operative carried shoes that were packed with two types of explosives. His explosives failed to ignite and he was arrested.
· 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot – It was an alleged terrorist plot to detonate liquid explosives carried on board several airliners travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. Of the approximately 24 suspects who were arrested in and around London on the night of 9 August, eleven were charged with terrorism offences on 21 August, two on 25 August (subsequently discharged on 1 November), and a further three on 30 August. Trials are expected to start in January 2008 at the earliest.
· 2007 Fort Dix Attack Plot - A group of six radical Islamist men, plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible". The attack was foiled by Brian Morgenstern, a worker at Circuit City who informed the FBI about the terrorists. They brought a VHS tape to him to convert to DVD. The VHS Tape contained footage of the terrorists training for the attack.
· September 11 – On September 11, 2001. Four Airliners were hijacked. The Word Trade Center was targeted with two of the four aircraft. The third targeted the Pentagon. The final aircraft was thought to have targeted the White House or the Capital Building but it crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania when the passengers retook the aircraft. Over 2000 people were killed. The Word Trade Center was destroyed. In addition, we as a nation lost some of our most courageous police and firefighters.
We must keep ourselves ever vigilant. Sadly, there are some in our own government which wish to return our troops home before a final victory over our enemies. They want to deprive us of our rights while granting our enemies rights that they don't deserve in anyway. Even now as this is being written. There are those in our own government that wish to disarm us, leave of defenseless, and worse. Punish us for being vigilant.
I ask that you, my fellow patriots stay armed and vigilant. Keep your eyes and ears open. Have a sharp mind, and practice to defend yourself and your loved ones. The Japanese did not invade the United States of America during World War II for one reason. They feared that a rifleman laid behind every blade of grass. America is a nation of riflemen. Sadly today, there are those in our government that would wish to disarm us. But if you continue to stay armed and stay sharp. Our current enemies will have the same fear. We don't have Islamic Homicide bombers (They're not committing suicide, they're killing innocent women and children) targeting women and children at road side cafés and corner stores but it may very well happen soon. If you are armed to can take out and prevent these scum from doing horrible acts against our family and loved ones.
In the end, I ask they you help fight the good fight. Support our troops, support our state side law enforcement, and lastly. Don't give up…
Thank you very much.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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Everyone agrees that the terrorists are in need of some good old fashioned death, but I still can't see how fighting in Iraq is supposed to bring us to some sort of measurable victory against terrorists. Fighting a country to fight terrorism doesn't make sense. They operate without borders, occupying a country just gives them propoganda fuel and a great place to take shots at Americans and recruit new guys.
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." - George Washington
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The War on Terror is the same. You have the Middle East Theater of Operations. Within that theater you have Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and the rest of the area. Also you have the Philippines and Indonesia.
Lastly, we draws them into an area to fight our troops instead of having our troops fight them in our own home towns. Iraq and Saddam has a large player in terrorism. Iraq had nothing to do with 911. But we're not at war just because of 911. We're at war because of TERRORISM, 911 was part of. For every homicide bomber that blew himself up. Saddam would write a $25,000 check to the family of the bomber. He trained and equipped terrorist groups.
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So you think that fighting them in the Middle East grants us some sort of protection from domestic attacks? I still don't understand. Killing insurgents in Iraq doesn't mean we are safe at home, they could still target America despite the war in Iraq. At least we are getting some of them.
Last edited by major liability; August 1st, 2007 at 07:19..
|August 2nd, 2007||#8|
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I like the way Alexander Hamilton put it.
"Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left
to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be,
we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the
ambition of others."
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 34, 4 January 1788
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill