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Shame on You America-Hating Liberals
Front Page Magazine ^ | September 13, 2002 | Tony Parsons

Posted on 01/28/2003 4:11:53 PM PST by Max McGarrity

ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting - the mass murder of thousands, live on television.

As a lesson in the pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps.

An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless that surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate.

Surely there could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent, the perpetrators truly evil.

But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly seen as America's comeuppance.

Incredibly, anti-Americanism has increased over the last year.

There has always been a simmering resentment to the USA in this country - too loud, too rich, too full of themselves and so much happier than Europeans - but it has become an epidemic.

And it seems incredible to me. More than that, it turns my stomach.

America is this country's greatest friend and our staunchest ally. We are bonded to the US by culture, language and blood.

A little over half a century ago, around half a million Americans died for our freedoms, as well as their own. Have we forgotten so soon.

And exactly a year ago, thousands of ordinary men, women and children - not just Americans, but from dozens of countries - were butchered by a small group of religious fanatics. Are we so quick to betray them?

What touched the heart about those who died in the twin towers and on the planes was that we recognised them. Young fathers and mothers, somebody's son and somebody's daughter, husbands and wives. And children. Some unborn.

And these people brought it on themselves? And their nation is to blame for their meticulously planned slaughter?

These days you don't have to be some dust-encrusted nut job in Kabul or Karachi or Finsbury Park to see America as the Great Satan.

The anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who blame the Americans for every ill in the Third World, and conservatives suffering from power-envy, bitter that the world's only superpower can do what it likes without having to ask permission.

The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since September 11.

Remember, remember.

Remember the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping men phoning their wives to say, "I love you," before they were burned alive. Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the top of burning skyscrapers.

Remember the hundreds of firemen buried alive. Remember the smiling face of that beautiful little girl who was on one of the planes with her mum. Remember, remember - and realise that America has never retaliated for 9/11 in anything like the way it could have.

So a few al-Qaeda tourists got locked without a trial in Camp X-ray? Pass the Kleenex.

So some Afghan wedding receptions were shot up after they merrily fired their semi-automatics in a sky full of American planes? A shame, but maybe next time they should stick to confetti.

AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world into a parking lot. That it didn't is a sign of strength.

American voices are already being raised against attacking Iraq - that's what a democracy is for. How many in the Islamic world will have a minute's silence for the slaughtered innocents of 9/11? How many Islamic leaders will have the guts to say that the mass murder of 9/11 was an abomination?

When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that - and didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is the most powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that 9/11 did not provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism". A real war.

The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of hell", if America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of hell like you wouldn't believe.

The US is the most militarily powerful nation that ever strode the face of the earth.

The campaign in Afghanistan may have been less than perfect and the planned war on Iraq may be misconceived.

But don't blame America for not bringing peace and light to these wretched countries. How many democracies are there in the Middle East, or in the Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one hand - assuming you haven't had any chopped off for minor shoplifting.

I  love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle. But I would rather be a dog in New York City than a Prince in Riyadh. Above all, America is hated because it is what every country wants to be - rich, free, strong, open, optimistic.

Not ground down by the past, or religion, or some caste system. America is the best friend this country ever had and we should start remembering that.

Or do you really think the USA is the root of all evil? Tell it to the loved ones of the men and women who leaped to their death from the burning towers.

Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on one of the hijacked planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing skyscraper.

And tell it to the hundreds of young widows whose husbands worked for the New York Fire Department. To our shame, George Bush gets a worse press than Saddam Hussein.

Once we were told that Saddam gassed the Kurds, tortured his own people and set up rape-camps in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality Street. Save me the orange centre, oh mighty one!

Remember, remember, September 11. One of the greatest atrocities in human history was committed against America.

No, do more than remember. Never forget.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hollyweirdliberals; pufflist; remember; september11; terrorism

1 posted on 01/28/2003 4:11:53 PM PST by Max McGarrity
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To: *puff_list; Gabz; Just another Joe; SheLion
Larry Elder read this on his radio show today and I was so moved, in light of the Susan Sarandon/Hollyweird liberals anti-American stance, I thought you'd appreciate it as well.
2 posted on 01/28/2003 4:13:45 PM PST by Max McGarrity (Anti-smokers--still the bullies in the playground they always were.)
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To: Max McGarrity; rintense; mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; ...
What a great article, Thanks for posting it

A PING FOR A MUST READ as our president is about to deliver the State of the Union Address

3 posted on 01/28/2003 4:23:45 PM PST by MJY1288 ("This looks like a rerun of a bad movie and I'm not interested in watching it.")
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To: Max McGarrity
This has brought tears to my eyes.....after the constant attack that the liberals and their Hollywood friends have been doing, this ups my spirits and gives me more strength to ignore the American haters.

9/11....I WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!
4 posted on 01/28/2003 4:26:00 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: Max McGarrity
America-Haters begone!
Good article bump.
5 posted on 01/28/2003 4:36:09 PM PST by RightWinger
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To: Max McGarrity
Proud American bump.
6 posted on 01/28/2003 4:44:13 PM PST by hillsborofox (I stand by my President)
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To: Max McGarrity
BUMP!!!
7 posted on 01/28/2003 4:51:00 PM PST by Sans-Culotte
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To: MJY1288
Thanks for the ping, Mike.
9 posted on 01/28/2003 4:59:37 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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To: Max McGarrity
Above all, America is hated because it is what every country wants to be - rich, free, strong, open, optimistic.

Some may have other reasons but this is still the overwhelming reason whether it is admitted or not.

10 posted on 01/28/2003 5:02:49 PM PST by Just another Joe
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; southerngrit; Bethbg79; bentfeather; tomkow6; ...
Canteen PING!
11 posted on 01/28/2003 5:08:32 PM PST by bkwells (Deployed on USS TARAWA LHA-1)
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To: bkwells
Thanks for the ping.

Thanks also for your service to our nation!

12 posted on 01/28/2003 5:12:42 PM PST by southerngrit
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To: bkwells
Ping again.

These Vichy-Americans should be deeply ashamed.

13 posted on 01/28/2003 5:13:49 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: bkwells
Thanks for the ping.
14 posted on 01/28/2003 5:16:06 PM PST by SAMWolf (To look into the eyes of the wolf is to see your soul)
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To: Max McGarrity
Beautiful! Thanks, Max.
15 posted on 01/28/2003 5:32:57 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: bkwells

Thank you for your service Brian. God Bless the crew of the Tarawa and all out there for us today.

Tonight, the news is all about the left and their vicious attacks on our country and our president and yet they have folks like you and those who have gone before you to thank for their freedom of speech. Well, I have that same freedom of speech and I couldn't disagree with them more, they have me seething mad today. Temper, temper, I have to remember they are in the minority. Thanks for the ping.

16 posted on 01/28/2003 5:36:57 PM PST by snippy_about_it ( Pray for our troops!)
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To: MJY1288
So glad I'm on your ping list. This brings it all back vividly. We will never forget.
17 posted on 01/28/2003 5:37:04 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: MJY1288
I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle Ditto and proud to be called a dog.

Just saw Susan Sarandon's pitiful ad asking what Iraq ever did to America. Wish I could afford a full page ad in every major newspaper showing egg on all their anti-American faces when more evidence is revealed.

18 posted on 01/28/2003 5:43:38 PM PST by StarFan
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To: StarFan
COMCAST decided not to run her add, GO COMCAST
19 posted on 01/28/2003 5:51:20 PM PST by MJY1288 (The State of the Union is Strong and in Good Hands)
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To: MJY1288
Fortunately my cable company in NY didn't run it or they'd have heard from me in the morning. Saw a brief clip on O'Reilly. Here's come the President.
20 posted on 01/28/2003 6:06:35 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Max McGarrity
Great read.
BTTT
21 posted on 01/28/2003 6:09:27 PM PST by dogbrain (...maybe "shield" isn't quite the correct word for them.....)
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22 posted on 01/28/2003 6:16:33 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: bkwells
Thank you, Brian, firstly for your service to our country, right this very minute deployed on the USS Tarawa, and also for the ping to this great article. Please know that the Hollyweird crowd is an awfully loud minority, and that the majority are 100% behind you and the rest of our great military.


23 posted on 01/28/2003 6:52:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: bkwells; Max McGarrity
Thanx for the ping, Brian!

Excellent article, Max. Thank you for posting it.

I'll never understand the mindset of the likes of Sarandon, Penn, and the others in this country who feel as they do. What I have to say to those people is, "If you don't love America, get the H*LL out!"
24 posted on 01/28/2003 6:56:08 PM PST by radu (I've not forgotten and never will)
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To: MJY1288
Appreciate your ping. It is a great article. Never forget 9-11
25 posted on 01/28/2003 7:26:50 PM PST by hoosiermama (Let's roll!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Looks like Canadians can't sign. :-{
26 posted on 01/28/2003 9:24:03 PM PST by Great Dane
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To: Great Dane
"Looks like Canadians can't sign. :-{"

Yes you can.
Change country, put in CA or Canada and use drop down menu for state.
27 posted on 01/28/2003 9:30:20 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Max McGarrity
excellent post, Max! Thank you!
28 posted on 01/28/2003 9:41:34 PM PST by kstewskis ("political correctness is intellectual terrorism" Mel Gibson)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
#27........ Thank you.
29 posted on 01/29/2003 9:24:25 AM PST by Great Dane
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To: Max McGarrity; Grampa Dave; glock rocks; Mo1; Brad's Gramma; justshe; dware; scripter; GrandMoM
Bump & Ping
30 posted on 01/29/2003 9:27:44 AM PST by EdReform (Mussel men rock! www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/829652/posts)
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To: Max McGarrity
Thanks for posting this excellent article. I have bookmarked it to use against the left wing DemonicRats who hate America and cheered in private on 9/11.
31 posted on 01/29/2003 9:34:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop future Freepathons! Become a monthly donor! Only you can prevent Freepathons!)
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To: EdReform
Thanks for the ping on this excellent thread.
32 posted on 01/29/2003 9:36:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop future Freepathons! Become a monthly donor! Only you can prevent Freepathons!)
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To: EdReform; Ragtime Cowgirl; Molly Pitcher; Pete-R-Bilt; Madcelt
thanks for the ping, Ed. great article.
33 posted on 01/29/2003 2:18:59 PM PST by glock rocks (i really thought i'd come to emotional grips with 9-11. nope.)
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To: glock rocks
Thanks, glock. I just can't understand these liberals!
34 posted on 01/29/2003 3:07:32 PM PST by Molly Pitcher (Demolish the Criminal Party!! NOW!!)
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To: glock rocks
I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle. But I would rather be a dog in New York City than a Prince in Riyadh.

Amen. Thank you for the ping, glock. Adding this to the Dem. de-programming file (and e-mailing to Helen Thomas). helent@hearstdc.com

We will not forget...and we will not let others forget.

35 posted on 01/29/2003 3:30:54 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl (289 Million Americans Avoid Peace Rallies. Press cover-up bigger than Watergate!)
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To: glock rocks
Thanks for the heads up glock.
36 posted on 01/29/2003 6:12:10 PM PST by Madcelt (does anyone else forget to change these tag lines???)
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To: EdReform
....been gone two days bump!!!!
37 posted on 01/30/2003 9:54:11 PM PST by GrandMoM (Spare the rod, spoil the child!)
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To: Max McGarrity
Bump back to the top! Inspiring reading for today!
38 posted on 02/10/2003 7:51:02 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
WOW MOM WOW BUMP
39 posted on 02/10/2003 4:09:21 PM PST by polemikos
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