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Awakening a Sleeping Giant
self | 11 September 2001 | Dave Dilegge

Posted on 09/11/2001 11:42:15 AM PDT by VaMarVet

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To: Bryan
I heard that today is the 21st anniversary of the Camp David Accords. I suspect the 911 is merely a coincidence. Now, let's nuke 'em until they and the sands around them are nothing more than warm green glass. (Isn't green glass what ya get after nukin' 'em 'til they glow? :)
51 posted on 09/11/2001 3:56:20 PM PDT by Dirty Digit
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To: FlyVet
Welcome America to the real world. A few years ago my wife and I were flying from Frankfurt to Istanbul for a tour. Plabe were scheduled to leave at 10:)). We were asked to get off and bussed to another terminal waiting room to waiting. I knew things were serious wehn we rounded a corner and a German policeman was standing with weapon at the ready. We then went through a search. Six hours later we left. An AF wife(Turkish) with a cell phone learned from her husband that they had found a bomb aboard. It was planted by a terrorist group trying to get at the Turkish government. That's the nature of the beast.
52 posted on 09/11/2001 4:17:59 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Night Hides Not
From my experience, New Yorkers aren't fazed by much, and the city will be up and running again before you know it.

I live across the river and went out and met many survivors (one old co-worker came in a bar I was at). Most were first concerned with getting word home that they were O.K., second with getting home. Some, such as my former co-worker were trying to get into New York. After a beer, most were more angry than anything else. Many were witness to flaming people jumping twenty, thirty, or more floors to their deaths.

Anger, disbelief, and a resolve to pick up the pieces were the dominant emotions.As much as I tend to disagree with the majority of New York City area people, today, I was very proud of each and every one I met.

53 posted on 09/11/2001 4:39:59 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Dave Dilegge
Excellent post, sir.

But (there is that but) who do we declare war against as some here suggest? Modern state isn't equipped to fight barbarians the way that the Roman empire fought them. Modern state wants to deal with another state, Geneva Convention, Marquis of Queensberry Rules, Miranda Rights, innocent until proven guilty, etc. We are fighting modern, highly mobile barbarians not necessarily associated or supported by any state. In fact it isn't unlikely they finance their activities through sales of that white nose powder to the Hollywood beautiful people. How to fight them?

54 posted on 09/11/2001 4:54:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: Dave Dilegge
It is 9:00pm EST and still.................the SLEEPING GIANT..........SLEEPS!!
55 posted on 09/11/2001 4:58:13 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: Bisesi
FOX news has been turned on on channel 205 to ALL DISH network customers!
56 posted on 09/11/2001 5:03:59 PM PDT by doglot
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To: Britton J Wingfield
This may de-hyphenate some people. I sure hope so.

Wait and see. I hope so too, but sometimes have been afraid that it's too late.

However, I grew up in the pre-WW2 era, and think back to the fact that the US was badly divided then. There were virulent pro- and anti-German groups, for example.

But Pearl Harbor ended that division. And maybe, as horrible as this day has been, the World Trade Center will unite us and remove some of the hyphens.

57 posted on 09/11/2001 5:07:03 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Pray4USA
AMEN P.... :((
58 posted on 09/11/2001 5:31:23 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Dave Dilegge, GunsareOK, kristinn, The Glaswegian
I'm now teaching "learning disabled" math to high school students (mostly Juniors), mostly of which are not mentally disabled. Most of these kids, for whatever reason (home life, discipline, attitude) just don't want to do the work.

I REFUSE to pass these kids! I say, if they flunk and don't graduate high school, SEND 'EM TO THE ARMY. President Bush, bring back military conscription to build our national defense and shape our youth.

My solemn prayers go to those who were harmed by todays events as well as their families. Keep the faith everyone. America is still the envy of the world and the land of FREEDOM!!
- Godspeed

59 posted on 09/11/2001 5:32:44 PM PDT by Rockinfreakapotamus (FIGHT LIKE A BRAVE !!!)
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To: Dave Dilegge
The terror of today is the direct result of the loose immigration policy that has allowed thousands of Islamic militants to enter this country. Rid us of Arab and moslem immigrants NOW!
60 posted on 09/11/2001 5:33:14 PM PDT by imperator2
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To: Dave Dilegge
I cannot believe what I heard from some panty-waist politician, that we need universal support to strike back??

My dying @$$, we need other countries support!!!

61 posted on 09/11/2001 7:01:05 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Dave Dilegge, DC Metro area residents
Thoughts...

I'm too numb to even think.

For NoVa FReepers, I called the Arlington Police Dept. this evening, who then relayed me to the Command Center/Emergency Ops Center at the Pentagon. We volunteered our services in the rescue effort, but the captain thanked me and said they had plenty of people and resources.

One thing they're still in desperate need of is blood. Please give!

62 posted on 09/11/2001 7:31:01 PM PDT by Coop
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To: Dave Dilegge, DC Metro area residents
Thoughts...

I'm too numb to even think.

For NoVa FReepers, I called the Arlington Police Dept. this evening, who then relayed me to the Command Center/Emergency Ops Center at the Pentagon. We volunteered our services in the rescue effort, but the captain thanked me and said they had plenty of people and resources.

One thing they're still in desperate need of is blood. Please give!

63 posted on 09/11/2001 7:31:21 PM PDT by Coop
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To: Dave Dilegge
The car bomb was a false report according to ABC news this morning
64 posted on 09/11/2001 7:34:57 PM PDT by Orion78
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To: Dave Dilegge
My brother works down there occasionally, too. He was at a different facility earlier today and is now, present and accounted for. Thanks for the bump.
66 posted on 09/11/2001 8:39:56 PM PDT by Hail Caesar
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To: Dave Dilegge, Rockinfreakapotamus, LiberalBuster, drZ, Gore_War_Vet, secamend, AntiTyrant, Goldi-Lox
Now is the Time for America to Defend Itself!

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b9e68312a8f.htm

67 posted on 09/11/2001 8:45:24 PM PDT by Hail Caesar
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