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Loose Lips Sinks Ships
Free Republic | 09/15/01 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 09/15/2001 6:59:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Lots of grumbling lately about deleted posts. Well, my friends, the simple truth is the game has changed. We are now at war. We have been attacked by a vicious cold-blooded force of international terrorists who want to destroy our nation, our freedom and our way of life. There is no doubt about this. Knowing this, I am alarmed to read some of the stuff that has been posted to FR in the last few days. This is not the time to raise doubts about our leaders. This is not the time to raise conspiracy theories. This is not the time to second guess our intelligence agencies. This is war. This is survival of our way of life. We must unite behind our Commander-in-chief and do all we possibly can to support him and our war efforts. We do not have a choice in this matter. The terrorists who attack us do so without warning and without mercy. They do not want peace. They do not want to co-exist. They do not want appeasement or negotiation. They want to destroy us. They want to destroy our way of life. They want to destroy our freedom. They want to destroy our nation. They have no conscience, no respect for life, no compassion and will give no quarter. Death of the USA is what they seek.

Many of us on Free Republic are veterans or have family members who are veterans or who are currently serving in the military. We have each sworn a solemn oath to defend our Constitution and our nation. We will not waver in the face of adversity and we will not shirk our responsibility or fail to do our duty. Regardless of our political differences, we will join together to support our nation and to crush our common enemy.

All of us can help out. There will be opportunities coming for volunteers for all sorts of wartime activities. There will be opportunities to help our men and women in uniform, our civil defense efforts, our war production efforts, giving blood, buying war bonds, cooperating if there are shortages, supporting our leaders and generally supporting the war effort.

There will also be precautionary measures. First and foremost on this forum and elsewhere is to respect the fact that we deal in political information. Many of us may personally gain access to sensitive information that could harm our military or our war efforts if it falls into the wrong hands. If you live or work in an area where you may learn of troop movements or war plans or if you have family members or friends who may have access to this information, please do not spread it around. We will be on the lookout for any "Loose Lips" info and will delete it when spotted on this forum. Now, information that is already printed in the newspapers may or may not fall into this category. Usually, published information is fair game to post. But, please be careful in what discussions may follow.

Also, as I said above, it is essential for all of us to unite behind our President. Now is not the time to seek political advantage. Now is not the time to raise doubts about our government or our military, and now is not the time to post conspiracy theory or to engage in smear attacks. And, no, my finely feathered, tinfoil-hatted friends, we did not do this to ourselves. The U.S. government did not start this war. We were victims of an unprecedented, pre-meditated surprise attack, perpetrated by hostile, cowardly foreign parties. This attack may not have been in the military scale and scope of a Pearl Harbor, but in terms of lives lost and impact on the nation and the world it is every bit as severe.

Even so, we have confidence. We know that our nation is the strongest in the world and that our people are resolved to do whatever it takes to win. We've done it before and we will do it again. This is our heritage. Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity in the tradition of our forefathers is our duty and obligation. And I have faith that with God's blessings, we will rid the world of this evil threat.

God bless you all and God bless America.

Regards,

Jim Robinson


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To: Jim Robinson
Interesting post, Jim. May I refer you to the correct link?

CLICK HERE
101 posted on 09/15/2001 7:39:51 PM PDT by jjbrouwer
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To: PhiKapMom
From another Navy mother, I want to thank Mr. Robinson for the thoughtful post, too.
102 posted on 09/15/2001 7:39:56 PM PDT by whoever
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim for putting it so succintly and so well.
God Bless our leaders, our folks in uniform and God Bless America
103 posted on 09/15/2001 7:40:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: acnielsen guy
ping
104 posted on 09/15/2001 7:40:15 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Lazamataz
Why, when I see the word "arator", does a flatulance valve come to mind?
105 posted on 09/15/2001 7:41:04 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson
Many, many thanks for this post !
106 posted on 09/15/2001 7:41:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Jim Robinson
You Know, if somebody has some of those famous WWII posters, like the one with a guy talking on a train, and behind him is Hitler and Tojo. That will be great to post. In times of great national crisis, we must show a united front. I don't always agree with GW nor I always agree with our forgein policy, but that can always be debated later.
107 posted on 09/15/2001 7:41:25 PM PDT by mlibertarianj
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To: Arator
I'm not very bright. Please point out where JR says he wants to curtail any freedom.
108 posted on 09/15/2001 7:41:32 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Howlin
I thought he was the hired doorman. Guess not.
109 posted on 09/15/2001 7:42:04 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Lizzy W
Yes, he is.
110 posted on 09/15/2001 7:42:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank You!!!!!
112 posted on 09/15/2001 7:42:17 PM PDT by Patriotic Bostonian
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To: hope
You know where the door is, you've been through it before...

If Jim Rob shows me out the door again, I will respect his wishes and go. But I know Jim Rob is a big enough man to accept criticism, and I offer it as a patriotic fellow American who, like him, wants only what is best for his country.

We just happen to disagree on what that is, that's all.

113 posted on 09/15/2001 7:42:20 PM PDT by Arator
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To: Jim Robinson
BTW, I can't wait 'till our leaders are "fair game" once more. May God grant us that condition in the future.

Stay safe swabby.

114 posted on 09/15/2001 7:43:15 PM PDT by martian_22
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To: Jim Robinson
I am noticing that a time like this, the true patriots on Free Republic show their real colors, Red, White, and Blue. Others don't. Thank you Jim Robinson.
115 posted on 09/15/2001 7:43:26 PM PDT by Teacup
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To: Jim Robinson, Lazamataz
Take Arator with you when you go. Thanks

heh heh heh. I wish I had your humor.

Hey Laz, can you give arator some tips on "how to run this website"? Thanks.

116 posted on 09/15/2001 7:44:01 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson
Not only this site, but the webmasters of other sites need to be informed as well. International sites too. E-mail them, when sensitive information is posted elsewhere, to let them know people are reading!
117 posted on 09/15/2001 7:44:07 PM PDT by research99
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To: Lazamataz
LOL! You go!
118 posted on 09/15/2001 7:46:12 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Lizzy W
Jim Rob 1

Arator 0

119 posted on 09/15/2001 7:46:15 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican (can you say "buh bye"?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks also for doing duty with the Modesto FReepers today.
120 posted on 09/15/2001 7:46:18 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: mlibertarianj
Way ahead of ya, pardner.

See my Reply 71

121 posted on 09/15/2001 7:47:01 PM PDT by BurkeanCyclist
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To: DaRocksMom
....and you as well.
122 posted on 09/15/2001 7:47:04 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: Lazamataz
I think he also would have complained about the cold showers and no soap.
123 posted on 09/15/2001 7:47:09 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: JA
Well, thankfully the nets a big place.

See ya.

124 posted on 09/15/2001 7:47:12 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim, I owe you a donation,it's coming shortly,Thank you for the free ride as of late but it is coming.Also, thank you for the FReedom for ideas here,and the FReedom to learn.I never attended higher education past the 12th grade and even though I read as much as I can I have been enlightened about history,the constitution,wars,the economy,world politics etc..... Thanks again.
125 posted on 09/15/2001 7:47:42 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you. And I apologize for posting something you had to remove on Friday.

(At the time I thought it was for potty language, but now I'm not so sure :D Whatever. Sorry )

126 posted on 09/15/2001 7:48:05 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Jim Robinson, RJayneJ
BTTT.

RJayneJ, can't Jim Robinson win some kind of award for HIS essays -- like this one? :)
127 posted on 09/15/2001 7:48:11 PM PDT by summer
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To: Arator
". But I know Jim Rob is a big enough man to accept criticism"

Of course he is...Now are you a big enough man to respect his request?

128 posted on 09/15/2001 7:48:25 PM PDT by hope
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To: Jim Robinson
I heard you loud and clear.

Your regulations are prudent, to say the least.

I am at a loss to understand how someone can moan that their freedoms are being abridged on FreeRepublic when they are under no obligation to visit this site.

God bless and let us as a country not forget the tenets of the Just War doctrine as we move forward and seek to erradicate the evil of indiscriminate terrorism.

Sursum Corda

129 posted on 09/15/2001 7:48:54 PM PDT by Sursum Corda
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To: Jim Robinson
You are so right! God Bless the USA! On to total victory!
130 posted on 09/15/2001 7:50:21 PM PDT by LenS
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To: Jim Robinson
I just remembered something I saw on CNN today. There was a news anchor in front of a big map and standing beside him was Retd. Gen. Wesley Clark. Before they started talking the anchor actually said that they wanted to make it clear that since they did not want to give the ENEMY any information, they would be careful about what was said. I was stunned when I heard that! I remembered the CNN folks hounding Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkoff during the Gulf War, wanting every bit of info about troop movements etc. And if I remember right, Bernard Shaw said that since they were journalists, THEY COULDN'T TAKE SIDES! Well this guy took sides today, and boy was I proud! I cannot remember his name, but I'm sure some other Freeper might know.
131 posted on 09/15/2001 7:50:45 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BurkeanCyclist
I missed those! My Bad!! Thanks!!
132 posted on 09/15/2001 7:50:53 PM PDT by mlibertarianj
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To: Senator Pardek
I'm not very bright. Please point out where JR says he wants to curtail any freedom.

I'll put the critical quotes in bold for emphasis:

"This is not the time to raise doubts about our leaders."

"This is not the time to raise conspiracy theories."

"This is not the time to second guess our intelligence agencies. This is war."

I can only conclude from these quotes that anyt posts which do not parrot the official war party line will be censored. This is fascism, pure and simple. It's a Nazi-like culture. This is not America as I understand America.

Note that I have no issue with not allowing the posting of militarily sensitive information which may compromise the security or success of actual military plans and operations. But the quotes above go way way beyond that, don't you think?

133 posted on 09/15/2001 7:51:10 PM PDT by Arator
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To: Arator
Arator, move to Afganistan.
135 posted on 09/15/2001 7:51:59 PM PDT by summer
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To: Jim Robinson
My sincere thanks, Sir.
136 posted on 09/15/2001 7:52:21 PM PDT by Huck
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To: JA
You too.
137 posted on 09/15/2001 7:52:38 PM PDT by summer
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To: Lazamataz
Feel free to sound the siren on me anytime you need to. I'll gladly go to the dog-house to protect our Country, our Leaders and our Military!

That's no sacrifice at all compared to what THEY will sacrifice.

138 posted on 09/15/2001 7:52:53 PM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, sir.
139 posted on 09/15/2001 7:52:59 PM PDT by Southern Federalist
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To: Arator, JA
Because: Frankly, if you do not want to see our president lead our nation and the world to victory, then, go elsewhere. Really, this is NOT the time to putz around.
140 posted on 09/15/2001 7:53:57 PM PDT by summer
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To: JohnHuang2
ping
141 posted on 09/15/2001 7:54:12 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: mlibertarianj
Great minds think alike.
142 posted on 09/15/2001 7:54:17 PM PDT by BurkeanCyclist
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To: Jim Robinson
JR,

I think there's a couple of congressional seats near Bezerkly and Molesto that will soon be open. You ought to run as you have proven your ability to provide quality, responsible leadership for American citizens. You've got my vote (even though I don't live in either district, I can make it happen, by their rules of course.) Go for it big guy. We're gonna get through this thing...and in no small part, due to folks like you!!!

143 posted on 09/15/2001 7:55:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: JA
"Bye Howling. Bye Guys".

Oh, you'll be back...different hair, different name....same ole recognizable whiiiiiiiine.

144 posted on 09/15/2001 7:56:09 PM PDT by hope
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To: Frank Rich of the NY Times, Jim Robinson
Dear Frank Rich,

Read what Mr. Robinson wrote here, and GET A CLUE:

"This is not the time to raise doubts about our leaders. This is not the time to raise conspiracy theories. This is not the time to second guess our intelligence agencies. This is war. This is survival of our way of life. We must unite behind our Commander-in-chief and do all we possibly can to support him and our war efforts. We do not have a choice in this matter. The terrorists who attack us do so without warning and without mercy. They do not want peace. They do not want to co-exist. They do not want appeasement or negotiation. They want to destroy us. They want to destroy our way of life. They want to destroy our freedom. They want to destroy our nation. They have no conscience, no respect for life, no compassion and will give no quarter. Death of the USA is what they seek."

Sincerely,

summer
145 posted on 09/15/2001 7:56:21 PM PDT by summer
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To: Arator
This is fascism, pure and simple.

No, fascism would dictate that you couldn't open your own website, expressing your own political views.

Fascism would probably dictate also that if you did, you would be hunted down and shot.

146 posted on 09/15/2001 7:56:25 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: t-shirt, ChaseR, Rebeckie, MHGinTN,Carol-HuTex, Roux, rvoitier, topher,go star go,bduet,chemicalman,
bump
147 posted on 09/15/2001 7:56:45 PM PDT by deport
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To: Arator
Organizations have rules. so does this site . You tried to run a site without rules, and it turned to ash ( pun intended ), but you can still go back there. I suggest that you do .
148 posted on 09/15/2001 7:57:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Arator
Your idea of freedom of speech is all well and good on paper, but the fact is that sometimes the exercise of free speech can get some of our troops killed. If you can live with that, then blab all you want about our troop locations and intelligence strategy. You may then someday live in an Islamic Paradise like Afghanistan with all the freedom and liberty appurtenant thereto.

With a little Liberty comes a lot of responsibility. Liberty is not License. I would suggest that you engage your brain, if you have one, before engaging your mouth.

Jim Rob owns this site and makes the rules. If you want to dedicate a site to rumours about troop movements and intelligence matters, then you have the Liberty to do that. I just hope you can sleep knowing that you may be responsible for killing our troops.

149 posted on 09/15/2001 7:57:18 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: summer
bump
150 posted on 09/15/2001 7:57:22 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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