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The product of two days' thought.

My best to all Americans everywhere, and my prayers for all who grieve, in this incredibly dark time.

Freedom, Wealth, and Peace,
Fran

1 posted on 09/13/2001 6:46:58 AM PDT by fporretto (porretto@optonline.net)
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To: fporretto
Our second objective must be the termination of the ongoing low-intensity warfare against America's most important Middle Eastern ally, Israel. It is America's association with Israel that has germinated the threats against our own people and possessions. The association will not cease in the foreseeable future. Therefore, Israel must be secured against further terrorist strikes against its own land and people before Americans can feel secure. This requires that the notion of a "Palestinian" national identity be eradicated from the world, and with it, "Palestinian" irredentism, for all time.

Looks like a piece of Israeli propaganda to turn us against the Arabs.

2 posted on 09/13/2001 6:52:38 AM PDT by A+Bert (Outta here)
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To: fporretto
The response should be measured in megatons.
4 posted on 09/13/2001 7:21:02 AM PDT by wny
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To: fporretto
Our battle is not against all Palestinians. The fact is that there are Christian Palestinians who hate Arafat, Islam and terrorism. What the West does not understand is that Islam itself is the problem. Until we have leaders that comprehend that we are in a battle for Western civilization and Judeao-Christian beliefs we will continue fighting the wrong battle.

George's canned speech about "democracy" being attaked tells me that our government doesn't have a clue. Islam is the enemy!

6 posted on 09/13/2001 7:40:42 AM PDT by JesusIsLord
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To: fporretto
Good work.

As I see it, there are three options:

1) Surrender. This means the end of globalization, withdrawal of any Americans who will come home to our shores, expulsion of the third world rabble from our land, and a militant defense of CONUS. I think this will prove more popular as an option than it appears now. Thirty years of Barney, Mr. Rogers, militant feminism and unrestricted immigration may have made this our only choice.

2) Trivial retaliation, and continued globalization with inadequate security. I expect Bush to choose this option. By trivial, I do not mean a few cruise missiles-I expect him to fight a Vietnam war in South Asia. We will have many dead, but we will not have victory-and we will have many more committed "terrorists" after we are finished than we do now. The toll on American assets abroad and on our national territory over the next hundred years will be horrific.

3) Carthaginian peace. There is a reason no young Japanese men are crashing planes into our aircraft carriers. It does not require "killing them all" or "paving Afghanistan", or any of that other BS. It does require turning the enemy masses from their present course, whih empowers, encourages, and facilitates the martyrs of the future. We can (and we probably will) kill most of the present fighters-but we can't kill the system that births them unless we exceed the pain tolerance of their societies. This will be bloody, it will take years, and our European "allies" are going to turn on us after a few weeks.

I favor #3. I would reluctantly settle for #1.

I'm pretty sure we are going to get #2.

7 posted on 09/13/2001 2:45:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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