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From my Inbox...This WAR is for REAL!...

by Jack Ammann / February 13, 2006 4:01 AM PST

...To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it. Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII). The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means. First, let?s examine a few basics:

1. When did the threat to us start? Many will say September 11, 2001. The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:

* Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979
* Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983
* Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983
* Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988
* First New York World Trade Center attack 1993
* Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996
* Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998
* Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998
* Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000
* New York World Trade Center 2001
* Pentagon 2001.

(Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide).

2. Why were we attacked?

Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks happened during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We cannot fault either the Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents or their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or Carter.

3. Who were the attackers?

In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.

4. What is the Muslim population of the World? 25%.

5. Isn?t the Muslim Religion peaceful?

Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also Christian), that made no difference. You either went along with the administration or you were eliminated. There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests).

Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the six million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of anything other than the Jewish atrocities. Although Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world - German, Christian or any others.

Same with the Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way

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I wish I knew the author's name
by TONI H / February 13, 2006 4:14 AM PST

I'll be putting this on my website and would like to give credit deservedly....

TONI

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As would a lot of people..............
by Mac McMullen / February 13, 2006 4:35 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) it still says a good thing
by Mark5019 / February 13, 2006 4:39 AM PST
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Even if HE
by TONI H / February 13, 2006 4:40 AM PST

didn't write it, SOMEBODY did......and it's extremely well written and conveys what many of us have been saying here in SE (not so eloquently) for a long time now.

Whether it's a phony email by giving him credit or not, I will still use it on my website, and credit 'author unknown'.

TONI

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Toni, I looked for a credible author, but...
by Jack Ammann / February 13, 2006 7:25 AM PST

...could not find one. If someone can find the author, it would be really nice if they posted it. Until then, I guess it'll have to go as "Author Unknown" But one thing's for sure, someone wrote it and it had some really valid points.

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When I get it up on my site
by TONI H / February 13, 2006 7:33 AM PST

I'll address it as "author unknown" but will request from anybody who reads it to come forward if they DO know who wrote it so I can give them credit for it....after checking the authenticity, of course.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) very well said hope some will learn
by Mark5019 / February 13, 2006 4:15 AM PST

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