Skip to comments.Loose Lips Sinks Ships
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.
Then I'd suggest to you Brits that until you shed blood, you ain't got nothing in this conversation but your nose. Until then, why don't you hunker down until you need our help against some real world power like the Argentines? We've already bailed your candyasses out enough.
I have tremendous respect for him.
God bless you, Jim Robinson.
If you get to heaven before me, Jim Robinson, try and pull a few strings with some of your new friends up there, as I may need the help.
Chrisotpher M. Hoss
I am putting together a collection of political Editorial Cartoons since the Terrorist Attack Tuesday. I am not looking for links to them on the Web somewhere, I am looking for cartoons you have posted or intend to post. They must be posted on FR to be eligible. Five me a pong if you run across one on a thread. (My typing error made me laugh, so I left it.)};^D)
Many different people that live in America are from ethnic groups that have originating homelands that are either minority or majority muslim in nature, but the vast majority of these people support America. In addition to your points about pulling together and being mindful of sensitve information, I hope that Free Republic will continue to encourage posters to judge all people living in America as individuals and be very careful to monitor posts that offer blanket generalizations about Americans that may have come from a muslim nation.
We don't owe you anything. If it were not for us you'd be speaking German now. Or maybe even Spanish. Why don't you go hang out on some Limey site you anti-American puke? We don't need you. We don't want you. And your beer sucks.
Do you think your freedom to reveal troop movements overrides the freedom of a soldier to expect the people he is fighting for to help protect him as he goes to battle?
Apparently a lot of FR people need a course in how to act during wartime. It all comes down to respect, duty and sacrifice. We respect the people who go to fight for us, they have their duty and we have a duty to help them from the homefront. They sacrifice and risk their lives for us, we can sacrifice our need to talk about where they are fighting to protect their safety.
If people are not willing to do that little for our soldiers and our country, they don't deserve having people do battle for them. I suggest they sign up immediately and play their wargames in the real war.
Usually Free Republic's posters are a very logical bunch and there is very little racism and generalizing, but it has been a very stressful and emotional week. I have seen it in your posts as well.
In a few days people will think more clearly and the stepping over the line will end.
95% good people / 5% bad
No thanks to you. When did you ever actually help us out in a war? I don't recall seeing you in Vietnam, though I do remember seeing a few Aussies and Koreans. And we're supposed to count on you in a war?
Not very bright, are you?
This isn't about being a "government lackey".
It's about doing the responsible thing.
Clearly, you're not yet mature enough to understand what "acting responsibly" means.
Thank you for posting this, Jim. I am of the opinion that this attack was ten times worse than Pearl Harbor.
Things are very bad; but good will prevail.
You are indeed anti-American. I'm sure most Brits are fine people and I've always thought they were reliable allies. But if you're any indication of the caliber of the current British citizen, excuse me, subject (you're not allowed to own firearms, right?) then I believe I wouldn't want to share a foxhole with you.
jkphoto, here's the flag you asked for. :-)
What did WWII have to do with us? If it hadn't have been for lend lease you guys would have been gone long before Pearl Harbor. And, in spite of the propaganda that liberals like you put out, we didn't lose the war in Vietnam. We signed a peace treaty in January 1973, pulled out all of our troops and your buddies in North Vietnam ignored the treaty and with the help of China, Russia, etc. took the south in 1975. Ask yourself: How many wars in the last 100 years did England have that the US didn't help them out of?
Yes, and Yammamoto lived in D.C. longer than I did too. What's your point?
You said: "Judging by the pig's ear you made of that campaign you would be well advised to follow our lead."
What exactly did you mean?
Sure, the USA needs to kick some middle eastern butt to address the TOP LAYER of THEY. But there is MUCH more to this, and unfortunately the REAL they who ALSO deserves the hangman's noose should be taken down as well.
But I am OK with post deletions. It is your site. No problem on my end. There is always somewhere else to post.
Thanks for the great site. God Bless/
I don't want to forget any wars. And who the hell do you think you are to tell me what wars I can "hark" back too? And where the hell are you any way? If you were in Britain it would be about 7:15 AM now. If you're in the US, I'd just as soon you'd go home. We don't need you. We'd rather have the Brits that we can count on.
Good point. But jjbrouwer is NOT an American. And as I said before, he doesn't have anything in this but his nose.