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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
Dear Jim, would you post this film on the homepage so we can get a lot of more people to view it?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/559509/posts

I didn't create it, and have nothing to do with it except amiration and respect for the author.

WE MUST NEVER FORGET!

Thank you...for everthing you do...

401 posted on 10/30/2001 6:03:35 AM PST by planesman
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To: Jim Robinson
Well written and appropriate.. Thanks for doing your part to keep us safe.. God Bless America..

David C. Osborne (For U.S. Senate in 2004)

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402 posted on 11/01/2001 1:03:43 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: Jim Robinson
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 must submit our way of life for the good of the nation. We must support our president unquestioning and must not demand any knowledge of what it is we are being asked to support.

This is war. Afghanistan formerly declared war on the U.S. We are bombing a country for what a criminal sect within the country did to us.

We must sacrifice a lot for this war, for this one-sided dropping of bombs and food. We must not negotiate, for that is weak. We are not weak. We are proud. We will proudly drop bombs and not quuestion motives. We will blindly accept whatever our leaders tell us because that is the American way.

Only communists question their leaders. Americans stand up for our way of life by not speaking our opinions during this vital time. The safety of the world is at stake! This is no time to ask ourselves questions! This is no time for second guessing, for evaluation. This is no time to check if we are doing the right thing. We must act and act now!

God Bless America. We will squash all who come between us and victory. The constitution comes between us and victory, because it gives us authority to question our leaders. We will not surrender. We will be victorious against this beast!

403 posted on 11/07/2001 7:12:22 AM PST by grogg
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To: Jim Robinson
**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.**

BTTT! Agree with you all the way.
404 posted on 12/29/2002 7:31:07 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
A timely reminder bump.
405 posted on 12/29/2002 7:32:50 PM PST by Stentor
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To: WIMom
bump
406 posted on 12/29/2002 7:44:00 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Jim Robinson
From a veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized)
Ft. Stewart, GA I whole heartedly support this attempt to zip up those loose lips on our beloved Free Republic.
God bless America and " Rock of the Marne!!"
407 posted on 12/30/2002 6:08:10 PM PST by strick68
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To: Jim Robinson
As always, the South and Texas will be answering the call to defend their land.............

Well said Jim!


Veteran, US Navy
USS Sunfish SSN-649
408 posted on 01/02/2003 5:16:55 AM PST by TexConfederate1861
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To: Jim Robinson
Great post, and we are in full agreement with you! It is common sense! Stay well, and God bless.
409 posted on 01/12/2003 7:49:53 PM PST by Terridan
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for carefully deleting military information at FR. Our military deserve every assistance to keep them safe and to support the success of their missions.
410 posted on 01/18/2003 8:17:06 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: Jim Robinson

ping


411 posted on 11/08/2004 10:50:14 AM PST by mentor2k
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bump

My how times change...


412 posted on 10/07/2011 12:22:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

interesting bump from the past


413 posted on 10/07/2011 12:31:17 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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