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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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1 posted on 09/15/2001 6:59:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE = ONE - AS WE SHOULD BE
2 posted on 09/15/2001 7:02:59 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim - I whole heartedly agree! Thanks for taking the time and creating such an even and thoughtful response. The issue should now be clear to everyone!

God Bless America

3 posted on 09/15/2001 7:03:24 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Askel5
And, no, my finely feathered, tinfoil-hatted friends, we did not do this to ourselves. The U.S. government did not start this war.
4 posted on 09/15/2001 7:03:40 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Jim Robinson
AMEN!
5 posted on 09/15/2001 7:04:12 PM PDT by Media2Powerful
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you...and God bless you and yours.
6 posted on 09/15/2001 7:04:23 PM PDT by ~Vor~
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks
7 posted on 09/15/2001 7:04:37 PM PDT by mdittmar
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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."

God Bless You Jim Robinson for providing this type of leadership in this critical time. And God Bless America.

8 posted on 09/15/2001 7:06:01 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, these have been my thoughts as well.
10 posted on 09/15/2001 7:08:37 PM PDT by pubmom
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To: Jim Robinson
concur.
11 posted on 09/15/2001 7:09:14 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Jim Robinson
God bless America. Grant us wisdom without measure and peace that passes all understanding.

Bump for Noble Eagle

12 posted on 09/15/2001 7:10:18 PM PDT by the808bass
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To: one_particular_harbour
bump - lets make sure everyone reads this! Jim this should be breaking news...
13 posted on 09/15/2001 7:11:04 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Jim Robinson
BTTT
14 posted on 09/15/2001 7:11:06 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: JimRob
Aye aye, Sir.

Bump.

15 posted on 09/15/2001 7:11:09 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for all you do, Jim.
16 posted on 09/15/2001 7:11:18 PM PDT by solzhenitsyn
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim. I am guilty of flaming some of my fellow freepers here. Everyone is so eager for action that we are starting to take it out on each other and including some of our leaders.

I noticed that you didn't pull the thread on Barbara Lee. If you missed it...oops, if not, thanks!

17 posted on 09/15/2001 7:12:01 PM PDT by lormand
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Mr. Robinson. We will survive. We are America and there is nothing these cowards could ever do to truly bring us down.

We are wounded now, but we will heal and we will exact a retribution on these cowards that will strike fear in nations of the world.

18 posted on 09/15/2001 7:13:21 PM PDT by ASTM366
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you. BTTT
19 posted on 09/15/2001 7:13:27 PM PDT by cayuga
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To: Jim Robinson
We were victims of an unprecedented, pre-meditated surprise attack, perpetrated by hostile, cowardly foreign parties.

So true, and they have awakened the sleeping giant, and I am sure that there will be "Hell to Pay"

20 posted on 09/15/2001 7:13:56 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Jim Robinson
Over 30 years ago I was a grunt. Now, I have a brother who is a Lt. Commander in the Navy. We know what loose lips can do. Thanks
21 posted on 09/15/2001 7:14:46 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Jim Robinson
OPSEC (Operational Security) must be our watch word.
22 posted on 09/15/2001 7:14:52 PM PDT by wasp69 (locked&loaded.now)
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To: Jim Robinson
BTTT!
23 posted on 09/15/2001 7:15:12 PM PDT by republicandiva
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To: Jim Robinson
Vital Source of Information Bump! Keep up the good work, Jim!
25 posted on 09/15/2001 7:16:42 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: Senator Pardek
clintons failure to act in the past, and alowing those monsters to skate for thier past terorist acts had caused this.
26 posted on 09/15/2001 7:16:54 PM PDT by BUMPA31
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To: Jim Robinson
Navy bump. Bill
27 posted on 09/15/2001 7:17:51 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: Jim Robinson
We serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
28 posted on 09/15/2001 7:18:35 PM PDT by airborne
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To: Jim Robinson
Good post Jim, I will comply and get a little tougher skinned.
29 posted on 09/15/2001 7:19:31 PM PDT by LowOiL
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, Jim. At last, the voice of reason.

God Bless America

30 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:14 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for everything. When our great Country is in need of leadership, we must support our Commander-in-Chief who is doing a wonderful job. God Bless America and you. United we Stand and I so proud.
31 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:27 PM PDT by TatieBug
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To: Jim Robinson
From this Navy Mom, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this post.

God Bless!

32 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:37 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Jim Robinson
BUMP!!
33 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:38 PM PDT by EdReform
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

The analogy I remember is the one in which the enemy may know, for instance, that two ships are leaving on a mission. Some person may think they are being clever and say, 'two baby birds leaving the nest'.

The moral of the story is that a piece of information whose value may not seem apparent to a poster may be the missing piece of a puzzle to our enemies.

God bless you, and our Free Republic.

To our enemies, we are coming. Fit that into your puzzle.

35 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:42 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: Jim Robinson
Well said.
36 posted on 09/15/2001 7:20:51 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Arator
There will always be folks around like yourself, who can't see past themselves. No doubt many will fight and die to protect your right to navel-gaze all day. No doubt, you won't bother to thank them...you'll be too busy criticizing.
37 posted on 09/15/2001 7:21:09 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Arator
Well sir you are free to go and scream any conspiracy theory or rantings you wish to arate, out in the street or on another site. But this is a private site, and Mr. Robinson is free to do whatever he wishes-that's an element of freedom as well.
38 posted on 09/15/2001 7:21:12 PM PDT by Cleburne
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, Jim. How well you stated your message.
39 posted on 09/15/2001 7:21:27 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: Jim Robinson
So shut down this web site. If you think even the most widely-publicized information cannot safely be repeated here, that's your obligation.

Your move.

40 posted on 09/15/2001 7:21:54 PM PDT by Ratatoskr
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To: Lowelljr
A bump from someone who is too old to join the armed forces and wishes he could.
41 posted on 09/15/2001 7:22:06 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Mr. Robinson.
42 posted on 09/15/2001 7:23:21 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Arator
Yep, Arator.... you lose some freedoms at times especially during crisis.. Get used to it. Maybe Eschoir will let you back at the helm and you can run that forum as you see fit. But as you well know this is Jim Robinson's forum and he can call the shots. It's that simple.
43 posted on 09/15/2001 7:23:27 PM PDT by deport
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To: Senator Pardek
May the Clean Hands and their Respect for Life prevail.
44 posted on 09/15/2001 7:23:57 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: Miss Marple, Lady In Blue, PhiKapMom, Teacup, Irma, Howlin, GUIDO, McGavin999, Billie
fyi ........
45 posted on 09/15/2001 7:24:23 PM PDT by deport
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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.

Yep.

And I hope you don't mind if I totally bust any person who talks crap about the US, our leaders, or does the tinfoil trick. I'll call you in, as I have a few times lately. I won't abide it and I bet you feel a lot the same way. We are in a war and all the old rules are out the door until we have peace again.

Then everyone can go back to trashing Bush, blaming America for every foreign woe, and coming up with Trilaterist motivations for why Arabs are the way they are.

46 posted on 09/15/2001 7:24:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Smartaleck, sinkspur, DainBramage, ravingnutter, lonestar, Reagan Man, self_reliant, Dog Gone
bump to you
47 posted on 09/15/2001 7:25:03 PM PDT by deport
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To: Ratatoskr
Umm, he kinda already made his move and was polite enough to give us a heads up on the rules of the game 'n case we were too dense to know better. Pardner. V's wife.
48 posted on 09/15/2001 7:25:51 PM PDT by ventana
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To: anniegetyourgun
There will always be folks around like yourself, who can't see past themselves. No doubt many will fight and die to protect your right to navel-gaze all day. No doubt, you won't bother to thank them...you'll be too busy criticizing.

I really don't see what you are fighting for. The Taliban, you, and Jim Robinson apparently agree on that freedom is a liability and a luxury that we simply cannot afford.

I thought Americans were supposed to believe exactly the opposite.

49 posted on 09/15/2001 7:26:44 PM PDT by Arator
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To: Jim Robinson
Shhhhhh!...Bump!
50 posted on 09/15/2001 7:26:47 PM PDT by firewalk
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