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Lest we forget the meaning of 9-11
WilsonCountyNews.com ^ | 09/14/05 | Capt. B. USMC

Posted on 09/14/2005 3:22:14 PM PDT by Linda1956

Lest we forget the meaning of 9-11 14.SEP.05 Have you forgotten? As our great country was attacked, America came together as a true united states. We took the fight to Afghanistan and then trimmed the Al Qaida monster to nothing in Iraq, establishing a democratic government in both countries and exposing them to the life of the free.

There is nothing that terrorists hate more than the free helping others to be free. Well, Mr. Terrorist, nice try but you have failed. How does it feel to meet the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the hardened American citizen as one?

All you did was bring a nation together and make it stronger: Average citizens helping strangers and service members defying odds and bringing criminals to justice.

You saw it in 2002 when you brought destruction to our shores and you see it again as Mother Nature does her damage. We are a nation of the free and the brave. Strong and United.

As I write this, brave soldiers and Marines resist a small arms attack joined by IEDs (improvised explosive device) less than a mile away in the area of Ramadi, Iraq.

Your attacks are becoming weaker and weaker every day as the coalition forces gain more and more popularity with your people, and become stronger and stronger in your homeland. It’s called freedom, Mr. Terrorist, and we know you don’t like it.

We build schools, develop governments, establish democracy, and bring freedom to your people. People like the ones who were freed by Marines in a village in western Iraq after having been held hostage by insurgents for over a year in their own village.

You don’t want America to be Muslim; you want the world to be Muslim. Well, again you have failed, because the one thing you didn’t count on happening, did happen. We became stronger. We didn’t fear large attacks today (Sept. 11) at our base; we knew they wouldn’t come. We didn’t fear attacks on our country today because we knew they wouldn’t come. We haven’t hidden inside and lived in fear because we knew they wouldn’t come.

If anyone desires to attack our great country they can count on one thing: We will come, and we will rid the world of evil people who hate what freedom stands for.

Today in America we stand as one nation fighting terrorism all over the world.

So, from Iraq and other forwardly deployed service members, we salute all of you, the great Americans in the home of the free and the brave.

Semper Fidelis. God Bless America. Captain B.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; fourthanniversary; generalchat; military; supportthetroops; supporttroopsweekend; waronterrorism

1 posted on 09/14/2005 3:22:17 PM PDT by Linda1956
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To: Linda1956
If anyone desires to attack our great country they can count on one thing: We will come, and we will rid the world of evil people who hate what freedom stands for.

Sure would be nice if we built memorials that fit that sentiment. Instead we get hand-wringing "Islam-is-a-religion-of-peace" crap and red crescents that point toward Mecca.

And what's worse, we have Leftists all across this nation -- and mostly in Hollywood -- who love nothing more than to paint the U.S. as the Bad Guy in all this.

2 posted on 09/14/2005 3:35:14 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Prime Choice

No kidding. What I would like to see is America united again the same as it was for that brief period after 9/11.


3 posted on 09/14/2005 3:37:14 PM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: Linda1956
Far too many have slunk back into their rut filled with pseudo-reality TV shows.


4 posted on 09/14/2005 3:40:29 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Linda1956

WAR IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

UNITED WE STAND


5 posted on 09/14/2005 3:54:19 PM PDT by mjtobias
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To: mjtobias

By the way, this "Capt. B." is the same Capt. Gary Bourland, USMC, who wrote the letter that Melanie Moore is going to read at the DC rally.


6 posted on 09/14/2005 4:47:32 PM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: mjtobias

Unbellyfeelingingsoc..


7 posted on 09/14/2005 11:30:18 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Linda1956; kassie; kayak; lysie; Jemian; gulfcoast6; Miss Marple; Molly Pitcher; MozartLover; ...

Exceptional!


8 posted on 09/15/2005 4:04:29 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Prime Choice; All

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Because Sacrifice begets Sacrifice:


911 Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA, r.i.p.


http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.strategyzoneonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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9 posted on 09/15/2005 4:15:41 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Prime Choice

Think I'm gonna make that into a poster for use on 9/24.

Thx.


10 posted on 09/15/2005 8:57:48 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: Linda1956; Bedford Forrest; MaryD; leapfrog0202; Squantos; BIRDS; Keith59; janetgreen; vrwc0915; ...

Iraq Letter Ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off this South Texas/Mexico ping list.


11 posted on 09/15/2005 11:22:07 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terrorists-beyond your expectations!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

This was written by my favorite Marine, the one who wrote the thank you note about our trip to Crawford!


12 posted on 09/15/2005 11:24:07 AM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: Linda1956

It would be harder for all the nitwits to forget if the MSM would play the footage at least on the anniversary of the attacks.


13 posted on 09/15/2005 11:25:37 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Well behaved women rarely make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich)
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To: WV Mountain Mama

The link to the article can be clicked on, and at the bottom you can comment to Capt. B. I encourage ALL of you to go to the website and reply to Capt. B!!!!!!


14 posted on 09/15/2005 11:27:43 AM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: Linda1956

"...the thank you note about our trip to Crawford!"

"Linda-
Im very proud of you. Every day we are reminded how crucial it is what exactly we are doing. Countless IEDs, Indirect Fire and sporadic sniper fire are continuous reminders as well. As the news reports of the Iraqi constitution this and the constitution that, it is amazing they don’t even recognize that what they are reporting is a monumental thing called democracy in action. Will the constitution change? Yes, just as ours does almost on a monthly basis.

Your selfless actions similar to the others efforts I have witnessed through the AnySoldier program continuously humble me in the gratitude and awesome support that is only found in the United States. Ive been deployed to numerous countries and believe me there is only one United States. No one else comes close. The news channels report the one sided view for both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. You don’t hear about young PFC’s in Iraq providing first aide to an insurgent wounded child and then becoming wounded themselves as they attempt to help the wounded child. No, they don’t report that because they would rather push the big items that ultimately bring attention to their station.

Your Marines, Soldier, Sailors and Airmen continue to train an infant military force, establish peace in a hostile environment, eliminate dictatorship and terrorist activities and build a government in a country that has no hope unless we provide it. Its called their job. They will do it regardless with or without any support because we swore that we would when we signed up for this type of service. But I can tell you their isn’t any service member out there that likes to be kicked in the face and be dishonored like those protestors are doing. They are degrading our nation and armed forces and the men & women that have died in protecting it. They truth is Linda there is no physical way the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan or the foreign fighters in Iraq can militarily beat the US forces currently stationed in those locations and they know that and have attested to that especially when we capture them and sell out their own brother or father to coalition forces to save their own neck. The real traddagy is that both of the previous terrorist groups love our media because they are doing the work for them in the US. They love it when our media tells a mother back home in Ohio that her son has been killed in Iraq and then watch her in her anguish the uprising against US forces deployed. Of course she is going to be upset but to have it shaped into counter productivity for our fighting members is dang near criminal and treason. The insurgents will attack young wives, mothers and family’s of lost ones back in the states by negative propaganda, religious groups and anti was protestors. That’s where the real war is at and its time the American people do something like what you have done to fight against it. So, I salute you Linda. Thank you for combating the enemy on our own front steps and making a difference. Semper Fi, Capt Bourland, Iraq."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1474215/posts

Family travels to Crawford to show support


15 posted on 09/15/2005 12:16:11 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terrorists-beyond your expectations!)
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To: Linda1956

Done!


16 posted on 09/15/2005 12:43:37 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (What's this old world coming to? Things ...ain't the same, ev'ry time the hunter gets captured by..)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you my friend!


17 posted on 09/15/2005 12:44:33 PM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: La Enchiladita

I just spoke to Elaine (owner/editor) of the Wilson County News and she said it may take a bit for it to show up, but it will!


18 posted on 09/15/2005 12:54:57 PM PDT by Linda1956 ("Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13)
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To: Linda1956; Prime Choice; King Prout; Conspiracy Guy; Darksheare; Coop; Flora McDonald; ...
BUMP

I just ripped this out to my email address list.
Maybe it will spur some of those on the edge to come down to W&M on Sunday.
Then we can start working on 'em to help out at WR.

19 posted on 09/15/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: concretebob
OPERATION HERO: WILLIAMSBURG VA 9/18/05

Things are looking good for Sunday's event at William & Mary College.

The FReeps at Walter Reed Army Medical Center remain #1 priority! Even though I have seen the protesters with my own eyes it is hard to believe that any American would stoop so disgustingly low to protest where they can be seen by wounded soldiers.

I started to say something else but better not being a Church Lady and all...
20 posted on 09/15/2005 9:09:17 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (got teufelhunden?)
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To: Flora McDonald
I started to say something else but better not being a Church Lady and all...

Weeellll, isn't that speaacial? ;)

21 posted on 09/15/2005 9:14:06 PM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: concretebob; Linda1956
Thank you for the ping Bob.

Linda, thank you for sharing this article and your son with us.

22 posted on 09/15/2005 9:43:54 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: Prime Choice
And what's worse, we have Leftists all across this nation -- and mostly in Hollywood -- who love nothing more than to paint the U.S. as the Bad Guy in all this.

And you have plenty of people around here who talk a great game but can't even be bothered to show the slightest bit of support for our troops.

23 posted on 09/16/2005 4:18:36 AM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: concretebob

Keep up the great work, Bob!


24 posted on 09/16/2005 4:19:26 AM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Van Hollenhocken
Has it not occurred to you that some of the protesters are relatives of the wounded soldiers?

Are you one of them? If so, why on earth would you or anyone else try to demoralize and discourage young men and women who are suffering? Why not thank them for all they have sacrifided for their country?

If you or one of the protesters have a loved one at Walter Reed why would you be outside protesting instead of inside comforting your loved one?

Welcome to Free Republic.
26 posted on 09/16/2005 10:02:53 AM PDT by Flora McDonald (got teufelhunden?)
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To: concretebob
Weeellll, isn't that speaacial? ;)

The scary part is, the older I get, the more I look like her!
27 posted on 09/16/2005 10:07:08 AM PDT by Flora McDonald (got teufelhunden?)
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To: Van Hollenhocken; Flora McDonald; 3D-JOY; Justanobody; concretebob; bmwcyle
Has it not occurred to you that some of the protesters are relatives of the wounded soldiers?

First, welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around and learn a few things.

Next, why are you asking us? Ask the soldiers and their families, who routinely scream, curse and flip off these pathetic sleazeballs - the lowest life forms visible without a microscope. Ask the bus drivers who wave and honk, or the hospital staff and even double amputees who make their way from the hospital (which is several hundred yards back from the gate) to thank us and shake our hands.

Why would our wounded soldiers and their loved ones be so angry with their own? Hmmmm?

28 posted on 09/16/2005 10:16:48 AM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Van Hollenhocken; Flora McDonald; Coop
You have already been welcomed to FR so I will refrain.

Has it not occurred to you that some of the protesters are relatives of the wounded soldiers?

-- IF -- they are relatives, they are even more shameful, the likes of the Cindynistas.

Policy IS NOT MADE BY WOUNDED WARRIORS AT WALTER REED!!!!!

Those that choose to protest the war have any number of locations to choose from. The Capitol would be appropriate - a military hospital is NOT!

You are new ... read up on the groups that have "organized" this blood ritual. If they have managed to dupe a family of one of the wounded heroes they are more despicable than I originally thought.

Also, we have massive numbers of soldiers, wounded heroes, family members of the military and friends of the troops, stop and thank us for being there to support ALL of our soldiers, their Commander in Chief and their mission.

There will always be a couple of "victims" no matter what any one does. It is the MASSIVE MAJORITY of those that believe in what they do that concerns me.

29 posted on 09/16/2005 10:29:43 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: Coop

Why did they take this ignorant SOB off. I was ready to teach a lesson.


30 posted on 09/16/2005 12:50:09 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: bmwcyle

Dunno. I prefer to have them stay on, but...


31 posted on 09/16/2005 1:33:38 PM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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