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RE: Re: Everyone is an american

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] Re: Everyone is an american
  • From: "Cliff Snyder" <rainbowiris@att.net>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 22:57:01 -0500
  • Importance: Normal


It is quite obvious that "we" are more united than we have been in the last
60 years. Not since Pearl Harbor has popular opinion been so in favor of a
single course of action. More than 90% of all Americans favor retaliation
and destruction of terrorism throughout the world. And more than 75% are
willing to endure the pain and suffering it will cause to us and our young
men to accomplish that goal. I gather from your comments that only 10% of
Americans are compassionate, caring lovers of life. It is my belief that the
retaliation is the ONLY means to deal with the vile creatures who would so
callously cause the pain and suffering to innocent civilians in not only our
country, but any country. They, whoever they might be, understand none of
your pleas for compassion, fair play or justice. It is not revenge we seek
for the killing in this country, but a call to the entire world that
terrorism is not the method to be used in resolving ideological, political,
or economic disputes.

In this time of intense pain and anger in our country I can appreciate all
viewpoints - that's what makes me an American. In this instance I and almost
all my fellow Americans are  ready to act to end this inhuman way of life.

Stand and deliver,
Cliff Snyder

-----Original Message-----
From: mike [mailto:land_of_mu@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 1:59 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Everyone is an american

You were offended by a womans call to a higher sense of humanity and
her horror at the cycle or revenge and retaliation we are in?  You
were offended that she deplored the death of innocents regardless of
their nationality or who caused it, even us?  You were offended that
she suggested that perhaps our nations past actions could have been
the catalyst for the hatred directed against us?  What is so
offensive here?

I thought her opinion was quite thought provoking and a wake up call
to our goverment to be more responsible in its actions and relations
to the rest of the world.  According to many reports I have read on
the web Osama Bin Laden was trained in terroist and counter-
insurgency tactics right here in the US at the CIA's School of the
Americas in Georgia.  America trained and unleashed this monster (as
well as many others) upon the world, is it a suprise the snake turned
and bit us?

I would ask everyone to stand up for the cause of justice and to
forsake the dead-end path of revenge.  The guilty must be brought to
civilized justice under the rule of law.  We must not let our pain
and anger cause us to allow more innocents to be harmed in a mad dash
for vengence, nor should we allow our differing viewpoints on the
whole affair to fracture our unity as people of conscience and

Patricia, I understood what you were saying and I concur.  I too hope
this event will restore our national soul and bring us to a higher
compassion for all human life.

Mike Unser
Olympia, WA

--- In iris-talk@y..., cgdawn@c... wrote:
> I am glad someone else was offended. I found her whole message
> deplorable.  It takes the loss of this magnitude to make her soul
> whole??????  Is she a implant from the mid-east?
> Dean Gray
> Mid-America
> Just south of St. Louis, Mo. USA
> -- In iris-talk@y..., William Wells <wells@t...> wrote:
> > Patricia,
> >
> > Of all the comments that I have heard in the last several days,
> > quote below is the most offensive. I am appalled.
> >
> > Bill Wells
> >
> > pbrooks@w... wrote:
> >
> > > Theo,
> >
> > "This belated consequence, as I can't but see it, horrific as it
> is, has
> > a kind of inevitability, even justice, to it"
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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